Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Keepin' My Name & Earthquake!

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on my question about whether or not I should change my blog name.  You all pretty much confirmed what I already felt in my heart.  Even as I typed that post I felt kinda sad about possibly changing my name.

The fact is, my blog is 'Stairstep Boys'.  I can't really imagine it being something else now.  And, I'll admit the green-eyed monster had gotten to me.  I saw other blogs that had started around the same time as mine with huge 'follower' numbers & mine seemed piddly in comparison.  I thought that changing my name could change my numbers.

But, I'm gonna nip that jealousy right in the bud, because I can say I am truly grateful for each person who reads my blog.  I've gotten to know some of you in such a way that I feel like I have friends in different places I've never been.  And, that is something pretty special.  

So, take that you green-eyed monster!

Also, as I was typing this we just had an earthquake!  How about other east coasters?  So far I've heard that people in NC, VA, DC all felt it!


  1. Oh yea we got rocked in south central PA. I was folding laundry in one side of my house and it started moving. I heard some booms so went to yell at my boys for playing to rough! I quickly realized they could hopefully not do that much destruction yet. ANd I have lived in Los Angles and Seattle but an earthquake her I was unprepared for especially in such an old home. And not historic old, just oh my old.

  2. that follower thing always gets me every once in a while too. . .the green-eyed monster knows just how to get me!

    I love your blog name, so glad you aren't changing a thing!

  3. Oh, I totally hear you! I started my blog in 2008 (although if you link this comment it won't go back that far as I had to start a new blog to match my gmail account, anyhoo...) and I was SO caught up in the whole 'popular blog' thing. My daughter was a newborn at the time so I was trying to match all the newborn photography and fun baby ideas. I hate to admit that some weekends I even did things I wouldn't normally do (fairs, concerts, farmers markets)...JUST so I could blog about it! How ridiculous was I? I spent hours trying to figure out how to make blog headers and banners (this was before the new easy templates). I even did crafts just to write about it and while all these things are fine, it just wasn't 'me'! I wasn't being authentic. I realized that I just liked followers' and comments. It's been well over a year now and I have deleted the 'folowers' section and comments are disabled too. My blog is now 'boring' and I never expect anyone to read it, but I enjoy it so much more now as I am writing it JUST FOR ME! :) Good luck on your blog journey! =)

  4. I'm glad you're keeping the name! I think we all suffer from the green-eyed monster from time to time. It's something I need to keep an eye on for sure!

    I didn't feel the earthquake here but my Grandmother did. She lives on the 7th floor of an apartment building and felt it sway. It travelled quite a distance!


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