There’s a blogging time machine! Pretend you can start over. Knowing what you know now about blogging – what do you wish you did differently when it comes to creating your blog?
I don’t have many regrets when it comes to my blog. Sure, there were plenty of false starts, abandoned ideas, and some pretty meh reviews until I got the hang of it. I had a rating system and abandoned it. Along with my reviews, I used to do a bunch of memes but strategically abandoned most of them, doing them only when/if it suits.
Really, the only major thing I’d change about my blog is the name. Originally, I’d wanted it to be a play on my last name which starts with a “B”: bees–honey–hive, you know, that kind of stuff. But all the names I came up with were either really bad or taken. Until I came up with The Book Swarm and the tagline “All A-Buzz About Books”.
It’s a little more…aggressive than I first thought or wanted, I guess. It’s definitely not as cute or fun as some of the blog titles out there but I’ve never been great at naming things. When I say “The Book Swarm”, instead of picturing a bunch of pissed-off, swarming bees or dive-bombing books, I try to envision a bunch of happy books buzzing around pretty flowers and making yummy word honey. Yanno, sweetness with the possibility of a sting, if irritated. But mostly sweet, liquid honey. Heh. (You’re totally picturing the dive-bombing books, aren’t you? Dang.)
Anyway, now that I’ve been blogging a while (almost two years, as of June 26th!), the name’s stuck.
Other than that, I’m pretty happy with my buzzy wee blog. What about you? Anything you’d change or do differently?
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