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Blog troubles and vote for new name

Oh my goodness, I’m having so many problems with the new journal blog.

First, most of the posts aren’t showing up for some reason and I have no idea why.

Second, I’m having trouble re-writing posts in the past tense. It just doesn’t capture the same excitement I had in the moment.

Third, the doubling up of blogs and posts is very time-consuming and tedious work. I’ve realised it would take me forever to catch up with posts. Especially since I want to include new posts as well.

So, I’m going to stick with this blog because it captures my journey with junk journaling in real-time.

This means I’m going to make quite a few changes to this blog. I’m going to cut out anything that isn’t journal related, I’m going to redesign it, and I’m going to hopefully take it in a slightly new direction where I include posts about journaling in general. Why I do it, why I love it, my journaling process, etc. And I hope to include interviews, tutorials, and giveaways.

I’m also going to have to come up with a new name. I’d really appreciate your help with this so I have a few options that you can vote for. I’ve included a bit of the reasoning behind them:

  • Junk Journal Treasures – Pretty self-explanatory; I create journals that are also treasures.
  • Fairy Wren – This one’s more symbolic since I love fairy wrens and the colour blue.
  • Sparkle Journal or Sparkle Journals – Because I love anything glittery and it has a bit of a rhyme.
  • Willow – Another symbolic one. I used to love playing in a weeping willow. It was magical and a special memory, so this captures the magic of journals and memory keeping.
  • Fairy Light Journals – Symbolic again. I used to have fairy lights on my bedroom ceiling. Again, it was magical and another special memory.It was unique and I like the idea of each journal being unique for each person.
  • Journal Heaven – A tribute to the love of journals.
  • Sapphire Slippers – Very symbolic and a play on ruby slippers where a journal feels like home. Also, stepping into magical worlds.
  • Bluebird or Blue Butterfly – Again, because I love blue and these are my things. I collect them and always ask for them in happy mail.

Okay, so I’ve been playing around with so many ideas. Please help – hehe!

Please let know which name you like best and why. I’m trying to capture a certain feeling with the name to show what journaling is about for me: memories, a home, beauty, inspiration, magic, writing, creativity, etc.

Thanks so much for sticking with me and please bear with me as I make some changes to this blog over this next stage.

14 thoughts on “Blog troubles and vote for new name”

  1. I LOVE THIS!

    I love “Junk Journal Treasures” for more of a to-the-point title, but I also love the symbolism of “Sapphire Slippers”. Maybe “Sapphire Slippers” for the main title, with a subheader of Junk Journal Treasures or something…

    I’m excited for your new direction with this, can’t wait to see how it all pans out 🙂

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    1. So glad you love it. I’m a bit frustrated – haha! I’ve done three polls and each one has a different top name – so confusing. But it seems across the polls, Willow was the winner but so many names with Willow have already been taken. At the moment I’m thinking it’s between two names: Willowbound and Silk Journals. Silk because as a writer I self-publish through my own Words Like Silk already so I was thinking of having that connection. What do you think?
      Also, your poll for the title of your book inspired me to do this poll. I’ve never done one before but I remember how helpful yours was for you and It’s been so helpful for me too, to see how people respond and what they think of. Thanks so much!

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      1. Oh yes, the one problem with asking others is then they all have a different opinion haha. I pay more attention to the “why” than the “winner”, but even then it’s hard.

        Both of those names are beautiful! I think whichever you choose, you’ve hit gold and the name will suit your work well.

        The name Willowbound sounds so whimsical and I think conveys your journal style well. On the other hand, I like the idea of tying your current title – Words like Silk – to this new endeavor to keep the consistency. The one concern to consider would be if people would see Silk Journals and think that literal silk is involved with these journals. You want it to be clear that it’s metaphorical, so something to think about.

        And how cool that my poll inspired you! That’s encouraging to hear, because I wondered if those posts were worth anything to anyone other than me 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

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        1. Definitely, the why is all important. I want people to get the idea behind the journals so it’s good to see what people think of for each name.
          Yay, thanks for the vote of confidence for these names. I’ll have to sit with this for a bit and see which name stands out for me.
          And yep, was so cool you did that poll, definitely helped me!

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          1. I’m excited to see where this new direction takes you! If you ever want to do a guestblog on my site about your journals once you launch your new thing, please reach out. I’d love to share what you’re doing with my little corner of the world 🙂

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          2. I love your enthusiasm and support! Really appreciated it. Ooh, that would be so cool to do guestblog. I’ll keep that in mind and get in touch after I’ve got this new thing up and running. Thank you so much!

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