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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

On Whether Or Not To Change My Blog Name

Does anybody even read this anymore?

You guys, I want really badly to change the name of my blog and I'm having a mini freak out about it. I asked Google what to do and was directed to a bunch of other blogs that said I should basically ask you. At first I was all PA LEEZEEE...NOBODY EVEN READS THAT ABANDONED BLOG ANYMORE! But then I realized there's one way to find out.

As evident by my lack of posting over the last couple of years I'm kind of over gardening. I can't decide if it's my lack of stickwithitness or if I've truly been defeated by the bindweed but it's just not that fun anymore. I still dabble but I no longer look forward to seed catalog season or winter sowing and my indoor seed starting equipment is covered in cob webs, literally.

But! If you follow me on twitter you know that I'm completely obsessed with furniture and decorating and food. I'm buying books like crazy, walls are literally being torn down in my house today! I want to write about THAT! But alas this is a garden blog.

I know I know..."but it's YOUR blog! Write about whatever you want!" But I kind of hate the name of my blog. And sure, I'm at liberty to write whatever I damn well please here but having the word Garden in my face compels me to at least TRY to find a garden connection. And I'm just tired of it.

If I do change the name I would likely try to migrate the content from here to the new digs but I would expand the content to include other hobbies I'm loving these days.

Does anybody have any advice?


  1. Change the name, change the focus! Write about what excites you. Maybe some gardeners will stop reading your posts, but maybe some furniture/decor/food people will find you. Let us know the new name.

  2. If you want to change the name and focus, change them! My enthusiasm for gardening has also waned. I've told myself it is because of the crazy Chicago weather and an infestation of squash vine borer. We'll see what this summer brings. I look forward to your new writing adventure.

    1. Penny - I was traumatized by squash vine borer one year, too! So gross!

  3. Considering that magazines with "& Garden" don't necessarily feature much about gardening, maybe you could change the name to "My Skinny Home Decor, Food & Garden"? That way it will still appear about the same spot alphabetically in blog rolls, you won't lose readers because it's easy for people to see what your intent is, and if you someday have a great gardening year, your blog will have a category for that.

  4. If you kinda hate the name of your blog, you gotta change it. Do it!

  5. Thanks you guys! I think for now I'm sticking with this. We'll see how it goes!

  6. I have loved reading about your gardening adventures, and I will miss your enthusiasm for all things green. I have learned a lot from you! Best wishes for whatever direction your blog takes. I will be reading along!

    Betsey in Chicago