Good morning! It is time to reflect on quirky obsessions and tidbits…and other whimsical things.
I went searching through my blog yesterday, and found a post from October 2015, What’s In a Name?
It was actually posted on a Hump Day in October 2015, but the thoughts work on any day. It is the story of this blog and its origins…and how I came to create the “guilty pleasures” section of the blog.
Here we go:
If you look at the URL of this site, it seems as though it celebrates fall and winter: http:// rainysnowday.wordpress.com/
But if I could have brought whimsy into the URL, I would have. But everything I tried was already in use.
When I visit other blogs, I enjoy studying the URLs that they have chosen. Like mine, I wonder if it was difficult or easy to find one that celebrated the uniqueness of the blog.
Well, my first guess was apparently wrong about that, as I tried a sampling of URLs from the Breaking the Spine site today, where everyone is celebrating upcoming releases, and almost everyone had a perfect URL styled for their site. Check out my entry, from a site that has a perfect URL: Curl up and Read.
Oh, well, needless to say, when I couldn’t celebrate the whimsy, I did include parts of my name in this one: rain, snow.
There is a history to my name, which, as you may have guessed, is not my actual name. Lorraine Frost….and then I messed it up by changing it to my various married names. I could have gone with Rainy Frost. That works, but I incorporated parts of “Lorraine” to create Laurel-Rain. And Frost became Snow. TMI?
I Googled my name and came up with a number of images, most of them related to my various sites. But then I found this one, a song entitled “Rain and Snow,” sung by someone in Big Laurel, NC.
It is funny what you find when you Google a name. What do you discover when you do? Do you enjoy whimsical things?