Dear Bloggy Friend!
How did you name your blog? Was it a no brainer, easy as pie? Or was it obscure, esoteric and deep - only you could understand it? Did you choose from five stellar names - or struggle to think of one?? Do you ever regret your blog name? Wish you'd called it something like "The Daily Life of Cindy Jones" because you get tired of explaining what "Les écritures d'une nymphe des bois*" means incessantly? Or vice versa?? Inquiring minds want to know!!!! Namely, mine!!!!
Why not take a break from travel, food, music, book or movie reviews, photos of your grandchildren, your cat, your dog, the chickens, your garden, city, nature, politics, art and poetry and tell the fascinating story of how you came to choose your blog name?!!! Maybe your blog naming story IS about your cat or dog - all the better!!!! What hidden truths about yourself lie within that moniker? And is your profile name a pseudonym??? Completely different from your blog name?? How intriguing, how delightfully freeing to choose a name when you couldn't name yourself at birth!!! A blog is a wondrous playground!!!!
On December 1, publish your own "How I Named My Blog" (echo echo echo) post!!!! Participate with THOUSANDS - perhaps TENS of THOUSANDS - of Bloggers around the world in this first time ever highly anticipated truly GLOBAL event!!!!
But wait, there's MORE!!!! Like my dear friend Al Pacino, I despise and shun awards of any kind!!! But I am going to bestow a Major Blog Award to ONE blogger for "How I Named My Blog" (echo echo echo, and henceforth)!!!! What could be more thrilling?!!!
Did you choose a straightforward name of small proportions and your story will impress me with simplicity, subtlety, nuance and grace? Or will you take your ordinary name of "Nathan's New York" and unfold a titillating and seductive tale - fiction or non-fiction??? Ah - will you transform your blog naming narrative into poetic form - a haiku, a limerick or maybe an epic??? (God be pleased, NO EPICS.) Will you try to make me laugh? How well do you know me? That is the allure for this Major Blog Award - YOU CAN'T KNOW for sure!!!! Maybe I'll lay them all before the chickens and let them "peck" one!!!! I might just give the Major Blog Award to my BBF**!!!!! Or maybe I'll give it to myself - even though I despise and shun awards of any kind - since I myself will explain how I named synch-ro-ni-zing on December 1st!!!! There are no rules or criteria (except NO EPICS)!!!! All bloggers are welcome!!!! You don't even have to have a Blogger blog!!!! WordPress or any other weird site will do!!!! Will I choose the story with the most exclamation points???? The most words in BOLD???? The most embedded LINKS???? Who knows!!!!!!!!!
Just tell me in a comment at this post that you are going to participate in posting your very own story of "How I Named My Blog" on December 1st, give me the URL for the blog where you will post it, and I will list and link to your blog that day!!!!! Then I will read every last one of the posts posted by posting participants and choose a WINNER!!!! Mark your calendar!! (Did you notice that only two "!!" was such a letdown?!!!!) Don't miss out on this FIRST-EVER CHANCE to participate in this unique and major Major Blog Event!!!! Are you going to be away December 1st?? No worries!!!! You can schedule a post ahead of time!!!! Just click on "Post Options" at the bottom of your Compose box!!!! I will announce the WINNER in my first post after December 1st!!!! (If I get the THOUSANDS - PERHAPS TENS OF THOUSANDS - I expect, I'll see you sometime next year!!!!!)
If you get weak at the knees thinking of increased traffic at your site, participate!!!!!! If you get sweaty palms thinking about winning such a Major Blog Award and a traffic jam in front of your blog, or the drama of paparazzi camped out on one side of your lawn and protesters with placards on the other, consider long and hard, my friends!!!!! I am IRRESPONSIBLE!!!!! Any damages are not my problem!!!!
The lucky winner of this prestigious Major Blog Award will get to post on their own site the pulchritudinous award above of an elegant woman christening her blogship!!!!! Imagine how it will look on your site!!!! But don't worry, if you have always been like me and my good friend Al Pacino and despise and shun awards of any kind, and you WIN - post your story anyway, and just don't show up for the award, it's simple!!!!!! Even if you don't WIN the coveted Major Blog Award, you will have gotten that marvelous story down in the annals of blogdom and participated in this highly anticipated Major Blog Event!!!!
I know you are unused to this kind of hysterical buzz at such a serious and sober blog as mine!!! But I couldn't be more serious or sober - even if a little delirious and dervishy!!!! Don't delay, sign up TODAY!!!!!
Now sing along with my close friends Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews as Bert and Mary Poppins as they sing, "It's a bloggy holiday with you, Ruth!!!!!"
Sincerely, soberly and ecstatically yours -
*Les écritures d'une nymphe des bois = Writings of a Woodland Nymph
**BBF=Best Blog Friend - (You thought you'd find out who this is down here???)
Note: Emily Dickinson said a poet has license to use one exclamation point in their entire oeuvre. I'm sorry, but I have used all of yours and mine up for this global cause.
Note2: Again I apologize, this was written between 1 and 3 in the morning one night when I couldn't sleep. We can only pray it won't happen again, and this blog will return to its state of peace and tranquility.