Friendship Friday 2 – Blog Names

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
What Inspired Your Blog Name?

Create With Joy expresses the attitude and mindset
I choose to embrace each day!

It’s a daily reminder of how I want to live my life.

Its message is both personal and universal.

No matter who you are –
No matter what you blog about –
I invite you to make its message yours.

Live with Passion…
Create With Joy!

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Liz at Barefoot, Finally! Pregant, and In The Kitchen

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Congratulations, Liz, for being our first Featured Friend at Friendship Friday! Liz received this honor for submitting the Question of the Week. She felt “What Inspired Your Blog Name?” was a “good, get to know you” question because:

The blog title is the first thing you see when you go to the blog
And gives you an idea about the blog and what the author is like.

I couldn’t agree more and look forward to reading everyone’s responses!

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Friendship Friday #2 – Weekend Of January 20, 2012

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Welcome to Friendship Friday – a weekend blog hop that’s designed to help you:

  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Share what’s unique about yourself and your blog!
  • Grow your blog and social media networks!

Are you ready to make some new friends? Then, come join the fun! Here are a few guidelines that will help you to feel like the belle of the ball!

1) Each week, I’ll post a question that’s designed to help you get to know one another a little better. To participate, simply create a Friendship Friday post that includes the Friendship Friday blog hop button and/or a link back to this post – then add your permalink to the party and leave a comment for priority visitation!

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3) Visit your fellow participants and get to know them – building friendships is what this blog hop is about! Support the bloggers you connect with by leaving a comment and following their blogs through one of the available subscription methods on their blogs! Be sure to visit our Featured Friend this week!

You can also participate by adding the Friendship Friday button to your sidebar and answering the Question of the Week in the comments – but I recommend completing Step 1 so that visitors from this blog hop can get to know you, and can more easily interact with you!

This blog hop will be open all weekend so that you have plenty of time to post, link and mingle! Have fun making friends and be sure to join me next week for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

66 Responses to “Friendship Friday 2 – Blog Names”

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  1. Rebecca says:

    Just Another Blog is the title of my blog but if you look at the URL it says something about ‘landlock-mo’. I was thinking of calling it ‘Landlocked Missouri’ but because I feel very landlocked living here in the mid-west. But I ended up putting the title up there ‘Just Another Blog’ because that’s what it is……just another blog out there in the blogosphere.

  2. MamaaKC says:

    When I started my blog I was pregnant with my first son, so my blog’s name was One + One = Three. Then I had my second son so the name changed to One + One = Four!

  3. So much fun to remind us why we named our blogs why we did!!!

  4. Veronica says:

    Hi ! This is my first link up to Friendship Friday! thank you so much for having me. My blog is called Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds. Tassels for decor, Twigs for gardening and Tastebuds for cooking! And a dash of daydream believing thrown in for good measure.

  5. Ashley says:

    I’m not exactly sure how I came up with my name..I love shopping and being a mommy so Shopaholic Mommy just seemed to fit

  6. This world is never…..perfect. Happiness isn’t served with a spoon or ever guaranteed, but it’s found in the smallest beautiful moments seized and held. There is splendor all around us……even in the midst of tupperware, trash cans, and flower pots.

  7. Amanda says:

    My blog name came from getting back to a creative me. So I decided to name my blog after my two favorite things. Scrapbooking (really just a paper-aholic) and pandas. I have gotten into alot more paper art, cards, ATC, and just now expanding into more mixed media but my blog name will always remind me of my first love. And for the panda part, ever since I was a little girl I was called Amanda Panda so it seemed right to go make it a part of my blog name to say who I am.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Love it! Amanda Panda is just adorable – and Scrap Panda fits just perfectly! 🙂 Thanks for sharing – this was a GREAT question Liz asked this week!

  8. Christine says:

    New to your blog. Boy, do I love it! What a wonderful way to find new blogging friends, too!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Welcome Christine – I’m glad you’re joining us and look forward to getting to know you! I know you’ll meet some wonderful people on the hop – hope you make some wonderful friends along the way! 🙂

  9. Felicia says:

    Mine is a spin off of “couch Potato”. I spend and have spent way to much time on the computer and years and years ago when I was designing graphics on the computer I came up with Mouse Potato Designs. So basically it works like this

    mouse potato :

    1. A person who spends excessive amounts of time using a computer.

    designs :

    1. Decorative or artistic works.

    In other words I spend a lot of time on or with the computer making pretty things that include but are not limited to using also paper, printing, photos, cameras, inks, glues, colors, sparkles, sprays, powders, sticky stuff, hot stuff, grungy, sharp objects, tools, tools and did I mention tools oh and paper… pretty sure I mentioned it but have to put that again for sure.. paper lol etc. etc. etc..

    Get it? LOL =0)

    Great question! Was fun to participate. *huggles* =0)

  10. Garden Therapy is my blog name because many years ago I became disabled and started gardening as a way to heal. Today I am on the way to recovery, studying to become a Master Gardener, and I have launched a line of art-print throw pillows based on the photography from the garden that is healing me! Thanks for including me in this link party.


  11. Kaycee says:

    My blog is called Crafty Zoo with Monkeys. Monkeys is bc I use to work at a children’s home and had 10 girls. They always wanted to climb the trees but my boss was worried they’d get hurt so I’d tell them they weren’t monkeys. After that, they always wanted to be called monkeys. The crafty part, you can guess… and it’s my Zoo because our home, though we no longer work at the children’s home, is still just as crazy as the zoo would be if they let the animals run loose!

  12. Mlissabeth says:

    Hooks, Lines, and Singer was created because I wanted to share what I love–crocheting (hooks); reading, writing poetry, acting (lines); and singing (singer). It is, of course, a play on words from the old saying, because I love using words to communicate, as I am a Speech Pathologist.

  13. Kelly says:

    I have 2 blogs Coupons, Crafts and Causes AND Indiana Inker. Coupons, Crafts and Causes came from 3 of my favorite things to do: Couponing, Crafting and donating to causes. Indiana Inker from being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (scrapbooking and card making supplies) and living in Indiana.

  14. The name of my blog came about because it is a compilation of handmade craft projects that I hope the recipient “treasures”. 🙂

  15. Bella says:

    My blog is Bellagetsreal

    Bella is my fun, energetic, and lovable puppy and my blog is me trying to be as real as she is but with my own life. I blog about life, travel, fashion, and food.

    Hope you stop by.

  16. Michelle
    Twitter: Divatude

    I absolutely love your blog! I think this is a fantastic idea and I hope I meet some wonderful bloggers.

    The name of my blog is Divas With A Purpose. It’s about women being driven, inspiring, victorious and having a plan of action to become the best them they have been called to be. With collaboration, we are making our way through this thing called life as women, mothers, sisters, and friends.

    Happy Hopping Everyone 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Fabulous share, fabulous post, fabulous blog – thanks fo much for joining us at Friendship Friday, Michelle – I look forward to getting to know you! 🙂

  17. Erin says:

    I have really enjoyed reading these posts…it is fun to read how people develop their blog names. Mine was a combination of things as well. I have been a “survivor” of a chronic illness for five years now…so there you find the “chronic” (albeit a play on words too…because I “chronically” like to craft as well)…then…crafting….well…I guess that speaks for itself…and, I strive to live my life for Christ daily. So…there you have it…”Chronic Christian Crafter”….and, it speaks to what I center my blog on inspirational/devotion; crafts/DIY; and encouragement for the “survivors”….love this “linky”….thanks Joy!!!


  18. Yona says:

    I think Create with Joy is such a lovely blog name – it really puts a smile on my face. I can relate to it because I have to be surrounded by happy things, creativity and art.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much Yona – I’m so happy to hear that my blog name is living up to its intended purpose! 🙂

      I really enjoyed visiting your blog and reading the story behind your name as well! It’s such a joy getting to know each other a little better through these shares! 🙂

  19. Marie says:

    I’m joining up again this week — thanks for hosting a great hop!

    My blog is titled Bonkers in Barnhart — because I live in Barnhart and life is chaotic even on the best of days — LOL

  20. Kylee says:

    I just made my post!

  21. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    I like the name of your blog, it’s said what you do but short and simple. I am glad the name has also caught on as a motivation for you as well.

  22. God laid it on my heart to start a blog of thankfulness. Thinking that ‘A Thankful Heart’ was probably used already I decided on ‘A ThankFULL Heart’ as in always having my heart full of thanks.

  23. I started off in the blogging world as ‘Stacy’s Random Thoughts’ – but it was *yawn* boring, so I decided to hold a giveaway on my blog for name ideas (since I figured my readers would be the best judge of what the new name should be) and the comments section of that was hysterical to read through. I narrowed it down to the top 10 (which hubby and Princess Nagger helped me with) then I held a poll on what my readers preferred… and hands down they picked ‘Stacy Uncorked’ – particularly since I make my own wine. (I was secretly hoping that name would win, since it was – and is – perfect for me!) 🙂

    Procrastination Station and Un-Friending Mother Nature

  24. Smellyann says:

    Mine is “Smellyann Strikes Again,” because that is my nickname, and I restarted my blog after initially beginning on MySpace, of all places. So I struck again, legitimately! 🙂

  25. Stacy H-W says:

    I think a good questions would be, “what inspired you most this week?”.

  26. SaraLee E says:

    Just found you through the social parade at Smart & Trendy moms! Following with GFC @s8r8l33 Twitter @s8r8l33 & FB @SaraLee E Please follow back.

  27. Auntie E says:

    At first it was based on a statement that life was too good too be. Mostly because my Mother had just passed away and I was trying to see the good in life. Then a little fella come into my life and inspired me to change it to At home with Auntie E. He loved coming to the house and called it his home. the blog took on a change.

  28. Marcie says:

    I love your blog. The name of my blog says it all. I love writing and photography so artist it will be. I care my camera and note pad with me for I no what will inspire me next. Glad to be one of your followers.

  29. Mine is just a silly play off the reality TV show and old saying … Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s BUT I recently heard from another blogger that the original saying Keeping Up With The Jones family name was Rheinlander so maybe it was fate??!!??

  30. Diettagirl says:

    I found out about this blog hop from a blogging friend. I am very glad to be here!

  31. Sharon says:

    OMG Good Morning! I love your blog here…What a wonderful way to get to know other people. I will try to figure it out because I am not that computer savvy..You asked about our blog names and really my blog name is dancing thru threads and the reason is because for the first 15 years or so I was a traditional quilter learned from the Eleanore Burns show and then about 4 yrs ago or so I decided I needed to change and slowly I have been moving into working with more of the Fiber arts, painting with fabric, working with beads, crazy quilting and all different ways to express ourselves thru fabric and threads so that is why I chose “Dancing thru Threads”. I look forward to visiting more often. Have a wonderful Sunday. please visit if you would like

  32. elizabeth says:

    Single life 2 married wife – well pretty much explains it all! Wanted to a place to talk about the transition!

    Stopping by from Say Hi Sunday!

  33. Thanks so much for sharing with NOBH…
    ~Kara @ The Chuppies


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