This is a post I’ve had on my list for ages, and figured today is a good a day as any to chat about it. I love learning the meaning behind peoples blogs, so here’s my story!
The idea of starting a blog terrified me. I tend to keep myself in a pretty tight shell. I’m quite shy, and I’ll pretty much avoid starting a conversation with someone at all costs. When I realized that I definitely wanted to start my own blog, I knew that I wanted it to be a place where I can be open and transparent about myself, and both the good and bad parts of my life. Basically I wanted it to be like reading an open book about me.
The phrase ‘an open book’ stuck in my head, and I decided to give it a little artsy twist, being that I’m an artist, and chose ‘An Open Sketchbook’ which was the original title of my blog. Fitting, as I do share my are here, but just a little wordplay too, and that always makes me smile. Earlier this year, I realized that I wanted it to be just a bit more personal, and changed it to ‘My Open Sketchbook’. I’m so glad I did – now it seems to fit just right.
I still love the title of my blog. It encompasses all that I want my blog to be. A place to share my life. Which is scary, but also completely therapeutic. There are still things I am not 100% comfortable with sharing, but that’s okay. My blog will be here when I’m ready.
What’s the story behind your blog name?
9 thoughts on “My Open Sketchbook: Origins”
Love the story behind it! I don’t share everything on my blog either… If I did it would be full of my nieces lol
Nothing wrong with that! 😀
I love your blog…and the name! 🙂 Nerd in the Brain is actually the name of my little business…when I chose it, it was between Nerd in the Brain and Nerd Feathers (in my mind, that second one was a nod to “birds of a feather”). I let my friends and family vote on it, and Nerd in the Brain won by a long shot. 🙂
Thanks you! I do like Nerd in the Brain, though knowing the story about Nerd Feathers, I like that too simply for the play on words! 🙂
I’ve been meaning to do a post about this too. I’ve actually been struggling with my title lately, is it too limiting? Is it descriptive enough. I love your title and the thoughts behind it. I think it suits you perfectly.
Thank you! I love yours as well, but I can definitely understand the need to change if it feels limiting.
The name suits the blog perfectly. : ) I need to add this to my list of future posts.