Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Five: What's in a name?

In today's Friday Five from the Revgals, we're talking about our blog names and identities:

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

When I was trying to think about what I wanted my blog to be called, I was struck (ow) one day by how much a blogger is like the Chorus from Greek tragedies. I played Chorus in a production of Antigone in high school, and have always felt attached to that kind of combined observer and participant relationship.

2. Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there?

Most of my blog names are pretty simple and do just enough to protect people's identities. My husband is WonderHusband because he is, indeed Wonderful. My mom and dad are Maternal and Paternal Units, respectively, and my brothers are identified by their relationship to me by age. The cats are Mama and Baby... and on it goes. Maybe I need to be more creative about how I identify people...

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

I like Yeah, but Houdini Didn't Have These Hips, Cowboys for Social Responsibility, oh gosh... there are so many clever titles out there!

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

Oh my... so many blogs to which I'm attached. All the family ones, of course, and those of friends from far away, and then a number of blogs whose writers tell the most beautiful stories.

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

MU started blogging a few months before I did, and seemed to be having so much fun that I couldn't resist.

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

Yes! Just this past weekend, MU and I met Sue from InnerDorothy. It was our very first bloggy meet-up, and a most excellent one too! We met up right here in Prairie City.


Wyldth1ng said...

I think you are one of the few who uses code names.

Jan said...

It's fun to read about you. I'm so glad you met up with Sue!

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Choralgirl said...

Hey, that was interesting. Never thought about the "observer/participant relationship" in quite that way before.

Julie said...

I LOVE the explanation of your blog name!

Sue said...

It was so great to meet you both!!!

Songbird said...

Ah, I love your reason!