When 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.