I have been thinking long and hard and plan to change the name of the blog soon. I wanted to give a you a bit of a warning so you don’t wake up one morning to find me missing…or changed…and you will probably need to update your blog readers, etc.
Why change my blog name?
When I began the blog in 2006 over on Typepad I named it A Baker’s Dozen. This worked at the time. My one and only purpose was to keep distant family and friends up-to-date about our Liberian adoption. There were often weeks and months between adoption updates, so I naturally filled the blog with funny stories and cute pictures. It became our family scrapbook. More and more people began to read…then Apollo was born and we were no longer a baker’s dozen. In 2011, I bought my domain name and became A Baker’s Dozen and Apollo XIV. It has worked, but hasn’t been great…I am hoping to attend a blog conference in 2014 and along with that comes passing out cards and for that I need to work on branding…and www.bakersdozenandapolloxiv.com is long and clunky. It doesn’t lend itself well to a logo (believe me, I’ve tried). It’s not easy to type. It’s not easy to say. So I decided to move to something different.
What will the new blog name be?
Coffee and Compys.
I know what you’re thinking, that doesn’t sound much easier than the old name. I have given this a lot of thought and came up with the name while brainstorming with the kids. I am hoping it is memorable and quirky enough to stick with readers. Enoch has been working on an awesome logo for my site. I am hoping the name reflects the lighthearted humor I try to share here.
Why Coffee and Compys?
Chuck and I have lovingly called our children compys for years.
What exactly is a compy? Compsognathus was a small meat eating dinosaur (about the size of a chicken). One wouldn’t be much of a threat to a person. Two were probably okay…three, four, five or more and they would attack in a pack. Little pecks here and there…until they weakened their prey. Not only that, but when they bit they injected small amounts of venom that made you feel calm, peaceful and tranquil. Death by compy was actually quite pleasant.
Sounds a lot like mothering a brood of small children, yes? It is easy to remain calm and patient with the first child or two or three asks me a question…. It’s the ninth kid asking the same question in a period of 4.3 minutes that always pushes me over the edge.
So there you have it. Coffee and Compys.
Will the blog change?
Nope. You’ll get the same great content. I work hard on the blog and am committed to only endorsing products I love and use. I don’t anticipate there being any change to my posts…you will see a new logo and a new name. Everything else will remain the same.
What else will change?
Instagram littleearthling will become CoffeeandCompys
Twitter is now: @coffeeandcompys
Facebook: I am hoping to be able to just change the name of my page…but that can be tricky at times.
Also, I have been working hard to finally (after two years) move all of my old posts from Typepad over here. When I originally switched to WordPress only the last couple of years transfered over. Earlier this year when I hired a tech person to help with some things on this blog even she couldn’t gets the posts moved over. So I am doing it. One post at a time. They are all in draft form once I get them all moved it will hit “publish” and they will finally be accessable again. I hope those of you who subscribe to my site don’t get a major blast of all the posts at once…I just want them in my archives.