Mission Accomplished!

In my previous post, I talked about trying to come up with a new name for my blog.  I’m pleased to say I finally thought of one that wasn’t taken already.  I welcome you all to the newly named Bookish Regards!  I’d love to tell a cute story about how I thought of the name, but there isn’t much to tell.  I only knew that I wanted ‘Bookish’ to be part of it, and when ‘Regards’ popped into my head, I liked the sound of it.  A lot.  Every other idea I was toying around with paled in comparison, and I knew my search was over.

You may have noticed that I changed the blog URL to match the new name.  Hopefully I haven’t lost any followers in the process!  Everyone seems to be here, though, so I think it went smoothly. And as much as I loved the Mark Twain quote, it wasn’t so great as a tagline, so it had to go, too.  The new tagline is better, more descriptive of the blog, so it’s a good change!

I was also able to find a lovely header image at Pixabay. While attribution is not required in order to use images from the site, I want to give credit where credit is due.  Pixabay user condesign is the one responsible for sharing such a beautiful image.  Many thanks for your generosity!

FYI:  If you’re in need of some free images for your blog, I highly suggest you check out Pixabay. They offer over 550,000 free images and videos that can be used free of charge for anything you like.  If interested, you can learn more about Pixabay here.

I have a couple more things to tweak a little, and then I think I’m done changing things around on here.  I think it looks pretty good, and I’m happy with the new name.

What do you think, dear readers?

What’s in a Name?

Whats-in-a-Name-Shakespeare

I wonder if Shakespeare had trouble thinking of names?

So I’ve been tweaking the blog a little here and there—changed the theme, ditched the header, fine-tuned the About page, categories and tags a bit—and yet, I’m still not satisfied.  Specifically, I’m not satisfied with the name of my blog.  Fine time to have that little epiphany, after I’ve had it up and running for a while.  Sheesh!

‘Moonlight Muse’ makes for a fine nom de guerre, but it’s not exactly helpful at clueing people in to what this blog is about.  Someone who likes to think deep thoughts about the moonlight?  Or perhaps someone who feels moonlight is their muse?

No, this simply won’t do.  A better name must be chosen!  But how to choose?  How best to describe another blog that is (mostly) about books?  There are so many fabulously named blogs out there already.  Clever Names.  Fun Names.  Catchy Names.  “Wish I’d Thought of That!” Names.  And my particular favorite… names I thought of and loved, which turned out to be Already Taken Names.

Oh, dear.  Finding a new name for my blog is going to be harder than I thought…

Time to Redecorate (So to Speak)

The more I look at my blog, the more dissatisfied I feel.  I don’t think I’ve found the look I want yet.  It’s close, in some ways, but it’s not quite right, somehow.

So I think I’m going to play around with a new look.  I haven’t posted much lately with the holidays and all, so it feels like a good time to do it, before I have too many posts under my belt and feel like I’m stuck with a look I don’t really want.

Hopefully it won’t take too long to find a look that feels like me.

Blog under construction

Welcome!

 

Hello, and welcome to my blog!  It’s a work in progress, so it’s not too pretty right now.  I’ll get to that whenever the customization tool decides to start cooperating with me and finally loads.  (I’m curious to see what all can be done with it.  I’ve not had even a quick peek at it so far.  Maybe it will start working tomorrow.)

So… if you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering  these two things:

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