My blog, Mind and Life Matters has come a long way since it started. Next month is my first year anniversary or should I say Blogiversary, like the cool kids? Wow, time does really fly, does it not?
When I started blogging, all I wanted to do was share snippets of my life, my journey into becoming a single mom and how I managed to stand up on my own feet as a survivor from an abusive relationship. That was no easy feat, and I still cannot believe that I have grown as a mother and as a person coming out of something like that.
By nature, I am a very positive person. I like to see the positivity in everything, but my life experiences and depression has shown me the negative side of a lot of things. Because of that, there is a constant battle going on in my mind between the positive side of my brain and the negative side of my brain! Most days, the positive side wins while other days the negative side wins.
Yea can’t help that now, can I?
Through all of this, though, one thing has remained consistent, and that is, my writing. Even though I do not blog as often as I would have liked, I am always writing something, be it in my journal, for my novel or a short story or a poem. Writing has helped me in many ways. It has almost saved me, I should say.
You are probably wondering where I am going with this? Well, somewhere in there I almost forgot what it was that I was trying to say through this post. Ok, coming back to my blog, Mind and Life Matters. My initial plan for this blog was to write about my journey and recovery from abuse and depression, my experience as a single parent and about other self-help matters. If you look into my Archives folder, you will notice that most of my posts did fall into these categories. However, after Writing 101 and a Creative Writing course happened, I moved onto writing more of fiction, short prose, and poetry. The Weekly Limerick challenge gives me a lot of joy and I enjoy conducting it, a lot!
Now, I have started to feel that the name and theme of my blog do not match. I do post once in a while about matters that affect our minds or our life, but off late that has become a rare occurrence. As I am getting closer to the release of my first novel, tentatively titled “Buried Deceptions” I feel the need for writing specific blog or an author blog. The smart thing here would be to change the name of this blog and turn it into an author blog. I would have done that had it not been for the fact that I am now working on a new and exciting venture that can do the job of having an author blog. I wish I could share more about the new venture but at the moment, I am not at liberty to divulge the details yet.
The next question, then, obviously is “What is your big problem?”
My problem is this, I want to develop Mind and Life Matters as a lifestyle blog and keep all my writing related posts to the new venture. With that thought in mind, I tried to purchase the domain for my blog, only to sadly realize that the domain name mindandlifematters.com is already taken! 😦 I do not want .Org or .Net, yea I am very picky like that!
Now I am thinking of changing the name of this blog from Mind and Life Matters to something else. To What? I don’t know that yet!
So, here’s the thing, I need suggestions, some really creative suggestions for a new name to match the theme of MLM. I did love it if you had any creative suggestions for me. Or should I just tell myself to stop being so picky and go with a .Org domain for MLM? I do plan to continue to posting on this site and upgrade it before I lose the domain name I want. Having said that, I am not sure if I should do all this and disrupt the harmony of my blog. You see why I am confused now! These thoughts have been driving me crazy for a while and I am not sure which route to take going forward.
And that is why I have turned to you, my dear readers, to help me with your expert advice, opinions, suggestions, creative ideas or anything for that matter that can help me make a decision!
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my dilemma! 😀