I don't like my blog name. I haven't liked it since the day I turned a year older than I was when I concocted it up at the awkward, clueless age of 14. I remember lying in bed the night before I decided to create this blog, deciding on all the details of my first post and the logistics of the design. For some reason the name was already decided at this point. I must've spent a solid 5 minutes on it. At the time, I guess, The Life of Little Me had a nice little ring to it.
Now it just sounds childish and unprofessional. It sounds like the kind of blog a 14 year old girl would make to tell you all about her latest read of 'The Fault in Our Stars'. It sounds like the kind of name that belongs to that tacky looking blue blogger design this blog first had. I don't like being 'little me' because little seems so demeaning. I don't like this being 'the life of' because it can only be a fragment of what I do and am. I certainly do not like the link 'thelyfof...'. It sounds like a 14 year old trying to be cool.
But at the same time, I don't know if I want to change it. The Life of Little Me is a name that has been here from the beginning. I wouldn't be able to associate this space with anything else. I wouldn't know what else to call it either. In some ways, while the name may seem immature, I think it's managed to grow with me. I can look at it now and see this blog as it is, the things I share as they are. The Life of Little Me isn't so much five different words strung together to form a cute little informative title. Instead it's this one word, one string of letters, and it's my blog.
And yes, my URL is absolutely atrocious, but hey, what can you do. Trying to change it would be too much hassle. Here's hoping nobody notices.
This blog has been through two designs. The first was very very blue. It could be compared to the 2006 version of Microsoft Office in my opinion. It was clunky and clashy and awkward.
On my blog's one year anniversary I decided to become inspired again (but evidently, not inspired enough to learn how to code). I googled the first remotely attractive free minimalist blog design and copied and pasted the html code - it was an incredibly smooth transition that took no thought whatsoever. This blog design could be more comparable to the 2013 version of Microsoft Office, which is a big step up from 2006.
But now here I am deliberating whether to change it up again. I've been loving the blogs with huge images which make their minimalist designs look less monotone. I've been loving the blogs with only fragments of their posts on their home page, asking you to click to read more. I've been loving the blogs without sidebars, leaving a wider screen available to showcase their actual content. The problem here is that I don't have enough images, or the skills to actually code such a design.
This blog is also more writing based than image based, and frankly, I don't have the time or the interest to take beautiful photos for every post. I would like the flexibility to position such photos where ever I would want in whatever size I would want though, but these are the limits of not being a tech-savvy blogger who would never pay for her own domain.
Over the two years I've been here my content has never changed. I may post less often and about different things, but effectively it's all still me sharing stuff I care about with you.
This blog has always been flexible. There are no labels here. There's no purpose. There's no editing or drafting or planning. I've always been able to post what I want when I spontaneously want to.
I read so many posts about bloggers who are concerned about their followers and making their lives look perfect. I hear so many people come here with the intent of becoming famous somehow, without actually knowing what their blog is for or what they're here to write about. But who am I to judge? We all blog for different reasons, and I'm just thankful that while my 14 year old self didn't have the best judgement with names or designs, she did have the idea to start this blog.
I'm thankful that this blog is still here as my little me project, and probably always will be.