Sometimes I think about changing my blog name.
For example, I’m not particularly “Metropolitan.” I don’t live in NYC or Los Angeles or even Chicago.
Furthermore, I’m not ONLY a mom. I am a woman, a writer, a creative, a communicator, a reader, a student, a photographer, a learner, a runner, an RVer, a random acts of kindness conveyor, a thinker, and a friend.
I started my blog at the climax of 2006, oblivious to the business prospects just around the corner…and then it exploded…and now here I am with “Metropolitan Mama.”
You have to admit. It has a nice ring to it. It’s easy to remember and it rolls off your tongue like silver.
But it’s also not exceptionally creative (it seems like everyone today has a blog that ends with mom or mama). Nor is it descriptive. Or…mature (Is that the right word?). I wonder if I am being taken seriously as “Metropolitan Mama.”
Sometimes I feel a little trapped by that title. Don’t get me wrong – motherhood shapes my life in a profound way. It has made me stronger, smarter, quicker to listen, and slower to speak. I write about mothering because it is an overarching theme of my life. (And I like it like that).
I often tell Tim that my life will be a success if I have positive, close relationships with my children and if they become brave, bright, compassionate, and innovative adults who love God deeply. That would mean more to me than any professional accomplishment ever could.
That said, my scope of thinking extends beyond bouncing babies on my knee. I also want to write about books and politics, academia and non-profits, travel and religion, money and science. These topics weigh in my heart and are on my tongue.
I wonder: Do I put those thoughts here or will they stick out like a sore thumb? Do I start a second blog? Do I think up a new title that will also eventually expire with the winds of time? Do I just transition my blog to StephanieSheaffer.com and leave it at that?
I go back-and-forth about it.
If you were me, what would YOU do?
If you have a blog, do you ever think about changing the name?