Introducing…heart, mind, soul

May 18, 2015

 shtWhen I transitioned my blog from Middle-aged Diva to my own website, I didn’t name it.  To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure WHAT to name it.  Naming blogs isn’t as easy as you might think.

For months before transitioning, I thought about what I aimed to do with my site. I was sure of one thing. It wouldn’t always be just a blog. One day, it might be a site to promote a book.  I haven’t made much progress toward a book, but I still have that same thought.

I knew that I always write for my own self expression, sharing my heart and yes, even my soul. That’s the real reason I write and post here. But then it became more than that. It became about the readers.  It’s always so fulfilling when I’ve touched another heart or soul, so if you are one of the readers who has told me that in an email or message, you warmed my heart in so many ways. Some wonderful friendships have ensued as a result of this website, too.

Finally, I wanted to have a blog that also engages the minds of smart people. Many smart, thinking people read here and I hope I engage them. When robust discussions happen in Comments, I know I have and that feels great.

But back to naming my blog. I wanted a name that made clear the theme of my posts.  I thought about other blogs I follow. So many bloggers have chosen such clever names that I wondered if any appropriate names remained. So, I just sat with it a while. A long while.  And like most things we sit with, eventually the way becomes clear.

You might not have noticed, but my blog now has a name: Heart Mind Soul

I think that the new name succinctly expresses what I write about here and I hope you agree.

Oh, and feel free to share your own heart-mind-soul here any time. I’m listening.

55 comments on “Introducing…heart, mind, soul
  1. I love the name, and particularly love the header. I hope you’re keeping that graphic. It took a committee to name my blog, I understand how that goes. Wishing you peace and happiness for Heart Mind Soul.

  2. Joan says:

    HI there, I LOVE your new name for your blog, and I agree that it is not an easy task! My original name was 50 Something Woman, but a very kind, writer friend of mine gently reminded me that I would not (God willing) always be in that age group! It’s a good thing she guided me into changing my blog name to Pages From Joan , a play on words using my name, because I will be 57 this summer. I look forward to following and sharing with you! You can find/like my Pages by searching for it on Facebook. blessings for this day to YOU.

  3. I agree…a perfect name for the majority of topics you cover! It seems to fit you perfectly!

  4. Congratulations!! I can’t think of a better name for your site!!!

  5. Kelly says:

    I love it, Carol. I love the name and the design, I can’t wait to see what comes next.

  6. Bouncin Barb says:

    I love the new name and I love the hand!! It is definitely a great name for what you write about!
    Thanks for the Twitter follow too!


  7. Joan Stommen says:

    Congratulations, Carol! The name is perfectly you! I’m honored and happy to know one of my favorite blogs is for engaging smart people…LOL. you know I love to engage in your heartfelt posts and how you reel us in with curiosity about unusual subjects! Love the colors and dedign too!

  8. penpen says:

    it can’t be easy to transition from one name to another–from one title to another. Congratulations on taking your time and getting the new one right. At least it sounds right to me. I look forward to following what you continue to have to say.

  9. I love the new name. I think that unless you do this you can’t possibly know how hard it is to choose a permanent name. I’m not happy with the name of mine and have actually been toying with the idea of changing it. I had talked myself out of it but you never know!

  10. A great name for this time in your life. It’s all about greater meaning.

  11. Sandy says:

    Fit your blog perfectly! I really love it! 🙂

  12. Congratulations on your new name Carol. It’s perfect!

  13. Julie DeNeen says:

    Looks great! 🙂

    • Yes it does! For those of you reading the comments, Julie is my rocking Webmaster, responsible for keeping my site updated and alive, and also for calming my neurosis on the rare occasions the server goes down. If you are looking for help, she’s the one. The only one.

  14. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I think that is a perfect name. I love it.

  15. Excellent title for the topics you discuss! Happy you’ve finally found what you were looking for! That is always so rewarding!

  16. Mary says:

    Love it! The name, the look, everything!

  17. Names are important. I’m glad you found your perfect fit.

  18. Love it! It fits perfectly.

  19. Perfect. And I agree…it is difficult. And what feels right one year may not years later, which is why your new blog name feels so spot on, spot on because–Heart, Mind, Soul–are all timeless individually and collectively.

  20. Anita Irlen says:

    I think naming a blog is extremely difficult! I’m still semi kicking myself for what I think I should have named mine. I love Heart Mind Soul. (HMS:) I was going to name mine body and soul, but you got it right. And I’m glad you didn’t change the header, it’s beautiful. Congratulations on your “new” blog.


  21. Liz Mays says:

    Naming a blog is not easy, is it? I think it’s super smart to just sit and let it come to you when it’s ready. I like the name!

  22. Naming a blog is important and it took me a few weeks of coming up with one, even though I had a general idea of what I wanted it to be. I love your new name and I really love your header. Best of luck with your book.

  23. Perfect title. Now get going on that book!

  24. Kimba says:

    Love the name AND the tagline: daily inspiration for creating our best lives.

  25. I think it is a wonderful name. Easy, simple, and memorable. Great job!

  26. Cheri says:

    Love the new name, but you’ll always be Middle-Aged Diva to me, my friend!

  27. The name is absolutely perfect for this blog and for you. The header is also perfect. Congratulations!

  28. Ines Roe says:

    Carol – I think the new name is fantastic. I know what you mean about how hard it is to name a blog. I had the same trouble thinking of a name for mine. I think yours really captures the spirit of sharing and giving of yourself. I wish you much success with the new name.

  29. Joy says:

    I agree that naming a blog is tough and serious business. That said, I think you named yours perfectly! I always feel my mind, heart and soul are stimulated when I read your posts. Thanks for that Carol 🙂

  30. Congratulations! Great name – and absolutely perfect for you!

  31. Laurel Regan says:

    I think it’s a great title, Carol, and very indicative of what you write about here. Congratulations!

  32. What an apt name!

    I had such a hard time naming my own. Tougher than naming my children!

    Love that image. Did you create it?

  33. What a great name of your blog!!

  34. Diane says:

    Absolutely perfect!

  35. Doree Weller says:

    Naming things: blogs, books, children, pets, is so important, and so difficult. I applaud you for coming up with just the right name.

  36. i love it! So YOU and your wonderful daily inspiration. Just… Love it!

  37. Chloe says:

    It’s gorgeous. I like it a lot.

  38. I’ve been quiet recently, but still out here and I’m loving the name!

  39. Sarah says:

    It’s a great name Carol! I wish you success with your new blog!

  40. Lisa Froman says:

    I love your new name. Perfect fit!

  41. K.Pender says:

    I love the new name and beautiful header. Best wishes to you!

  42. Jhoveleen says:

    It is absolutely true that naming a website is hard. I think you’ve chosen a very pretty name. Good luck in blogging.

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