Blogging 101 – Day Two

Today’s assignment: edit your title and tagline.

Why?

  • The title is the first thing most readers will see.
  • Your title and tagline work with elements like your address and theme to give visitors context and help them decide to stick around.

If you’re already thrilled with your title or you want to do more, feel free to publish a post, too! Let readers know what inspired your title and tagline.

What inspires your tagline?

When I received the instructions for this assignment yesterday,  I didn’t know what to do because I already loved my blog title.  I thought about bypassing this days assignment and waiting.  I let the assignment marinate in my inbox for a minute.  I came back and read it on my way to work this morning.  I looked at my home page and thought, “does the blog connect back to YOU?”  I have had this blog for doodles and oodles of years (14).  Throughout the course of the blog, I have updated it several times.  The title has definitely evolved into what it has become. 

The tagline, I have always thought needed something.  I did add something to it today.  I am still on the fence.  I will leave it and see what happens.  I have always just written whatever has come to my mind.  It could have been something that happened in my daily comings and goings.  It could been my analysis of relationships or love.  It could have  been a rant about my frustration and angst regarding the state of race relations.  Some times it’s been poetry.  Usually it’s off the cuff, no pre-write, very little editing just whatever came out stays there.  No filter.  I feel like this is my own creative free space.  I say what I feel hence the tagline.

What inspired my title?

My love for words is like my life line.  I gorge on them. I dream words.  I have even said I breathe them like oxygen.  I sat down one day scribbling on a piece of paper and put down each of the words that appears in the title but they were in different sentences or phrases.  I ended up boxing them and then stringing them together.  And as they said, the rest is history.

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