I love them. I love to find new ones, hear the stories behind them, and speculate on alternative names for this blog.
"So, why," you may be asking yourself, "was she so uninspired or so egotistical as to name her blog after herself? Why didn't she come up with a clever blog name?"
I'd like to compliment you on an excellent question. I'm so glad you brought it up.
When I started this blog, it wasn't going to be a blog. You see, I'm really cheap (I prefer the word "frugal" but I'm baring all here) and I was looking for a free web presence. As a part-time writer (very part-time, mind you) I thought it would be nice (i.e., cheap) to have a place on the web at which I could gather links to some of my writing. That would make it easy (i.e., cheap) for an editor or any other interested party to find everything in one place.
So, I found Blogger, began playing around with templates and links (and started dreaming at night that I was a computer programmer, such is my inflated and deluded idea of what I do here) and thought, "Well, here's a free (i.e., cheap) 'website.'"
My original idea was that I would set it up, and leave it alone. It would be nothing more than that central gathering place that I'd envisioned for my writing links. And, I would name it after me for simplicity's sake. What's easier than saying, "I forgot what Karen said her url was? What's her clever name at Blogger? Oh, wait ... there is no clever name. It's just her name. How simple, and how considerate of her to make it so easy for us!"
Well, that was the idea.
However, because this is technically a blog and not a website, it occurred to me that it might look really cheesy (i.e., cheap) to use a blog as my website. "Maybe I should try using it as a blog," I thought. "Maybe I should post something now and then. Just, oh, say, whenever I get time."
So I posted a couple of things. Once a week or so. That was September, October. By November I was posting every few days ... then every day. By December, I'd christened the children with their blog names and I was hooked.
Then, I thought, "If I weren't so cheap, I'd have a clever blog name."
It's a little late now, but I still like to speculate. Any suggestions?