Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Five- What's In a Name?

If you are a regular reader of Songbird's blog, you know that "The Princess" has requested a new name. Her older brother changed his "secret identity" a while back and now this lovely young lady is searching for a new name on her mother's blog. This got me to thinking. How do we come up with all of these names? There must be at least a few good stories out there.

1. So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog?

I knit. I teach. Therefore knitnteach. I've used dswgr6 from the start of my email/internet experience. My initials and grade 6 combined. Not very original.

2. Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there?
Not really. I don't identify people by name, usually just by identity - i.e. my husband, elder son, younger son, and knitting buddy. I keep thinking I ought to think of clever code names, but never quite get around to it.

3. What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun?

Blog names that have attracted me and kept me as a reader:
Knitting & Other Nonsense in Edith's House
Possible Water
Don't Eat Alone

4. What three blogs are
you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals blog of course!

Blogs I read daily include a number of the RGP blogs - you probably know who you are, plus
The Yarn Harlot, of course,
Don't Eat Alone
Panhandle Portals

and it's not a blog but I check in daily with a number of groups on Ravelry.

5. Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?

I don't remember! Probably the Yarn Harlot, and Cathy's Grace Notes. I found these blogs early on and decided I wanted to blog too!

Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks?

No, I haven't --Yet! I'd love to meet up with them.


Sally said...

How wonderful that you were inspired to blog by reading other blogs. Great play.

Singing Owl said...

I kinda figured you were a teacher who knits. ;-)

Deb said...

That's who I was when I started the blog. Nowadays I feel more like a knitter who teaches!

Iron Needles said...

Thanks for the comment on Needles of Iron. I enjoyed checking your blog out, and will check back again...probably after vacation!
PS. I have had a long affiliation with the Disciples of Christ. Not so different...

Cathy said...

I would love to meet you! I did not know I was one of the first blogs you read. I am no where near the same category as Yarn Harlot. I can't believe I am in the same sentence as her!

Songbird said...

In response to your last post, I have done a lot of knitting while watching BSG!

gilding said...

My parents were teachers, I feel an affinity with you. Teaching middle school is a special talent and much to be appreciated. gilding from the Ravelry Comment Train

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Nice to meet you. :-) Came here while surfing...but saw you were on Ravelry too. I am Lansingerland over there...

~ P ~ said...

Hello from the Ravelry comment train. I enjoyed reading your blog

MusicRaven said...

Hi from the "comment train". Loved reading your blog. The five questions are really a neat idea.

melissaknits said...

I LOVE Putney's Rhubarb wine!! We found it in a similar way - stopped at Basketville for a drying rack and tasted the wine. I bought the rhubarb and two others (and a big drying rack). I also love to wander Vermont in search of cheese, then stop at the Vermont Country Store and nibble for a while. And Curtis has the best BBQ!

Who needs Manhattan when all of New England is at our feet!?

Anonymous said...

My hats off to you, teaching is hard work in this day and age!
Sandra Singh

Cathy said...

I tagged you for a meme.