Oh my word, the stress that can come when one thinks about what to name her blog.
Will the fate of the blog hang on just how eye-catching that name is?
Will the name avoid being laughed at, criticized, or ignored?
Will the name go down in social media history?
Ummmm…Mrs. Hate is babbling now. That brain of hers is just dreaming up all sorts of stuff and wandering, so back to the origin of the name.
Mrs. Hate’s younger sister has a son who is observant, precocious, and on the autistic spectrum. You never know what he might come out of his mouth at the oddest times, but that’s okay, because it usually gives the family lots of anecdotes to chew over and laugh about.
This nephew has a cousin on “the other side” of the family, meaning his half-sisters’ paternal cousin…what you could sort of call “kissing cousins” here in the South. This particular cousin is a very pleasant young lady, except she tends towards the negative all along (pleasant, yet negative…can’t explain it).
So, the nephew is just hanging around playing his video game or whatever it is and all quiet, while his sisters and the cousin are blah-blah-blahing about girl stuff. After the cousin leaves, the nephew very calmly and matter-of-factly say “she’s just a Mrs. Hate; she always is hating something.”
Well, that’s been a family joke of sorts for some years now. At some point, even the cousin was let in on her new name, and she had the grace to be cool with it.
Then came the day when Mrs. Hate solicited a blog name opinion from younger sister. She ran a few name ideas by younger sister, told younger sister how she was generally going to “handle” the blog, and younger sister said “you need to call yourself Mrs. Hate since it sounds like you’re going to be ranting and raving and hating all along”.
Mrs. Hate it is, then. Thanks, Will 🙂 🙂 This post is dedicated to YOU!!!!
The realization of…how on earth does one keep up with all the interesting WordPress blogs out there?
Mrs. Hate figured there would be lots of opportunities for learning all sorts of things through blogs…and she is an insatiable sponge for learning about all and sundry…but the rapidity at which new blogs and new blog posts keep coming at her is just a little daunting.
However, Mrs. Hate is nothing if not hard-headed. She hasn’t met much in life that has stumped her, and keeping up with blogs certainly isn’t going to be the thing that breaks her stump-free record. So here’s her approach so far.
Mrs. Hate has a little small band of followers, and she checks in on their blogs regularly, so that’s one way of keeping up.
Then, she looks at “Freshly Pressed”.
After that is a general tag search of topics that interest her.
There might be some other search tricks that Mrs. Hate has come up with, but at this point, just trying to remember the orderly steps she takes to OCD check out what’s new is fixing to irritate her.
Did anyone catch the word “fixing” in the above sentence?
That’s really how Mrs. Hate talks…”I’m fixing to go to town, I’m fixing to go to bed, I’m fixing to read a book.” Why say “I’m getting ready to go to town” when “fixing” is standing by panting, eagerly wishing to be used? “Fixing” is just kind of a sui generis word. Folks, if you’re an insatiable sponge of a learner, just go look that word up. It’s always more fun to Mrs. Hate to learn about something on her own than to be spoon-fed something, and she sincerely hopes that others would enjoy learning in that way also; thus, you go look it up your own self. 🙂
Mrs. Hate feels the use of the word “fixing” is a form of vernacular speech, and vernacular speech interests Mrs. Hate just about as much as accents do, and they interest her a LOT. In fact, she has an accent-based post coming up this Friday 4/4, so anyone interested be on the lookout for a post title which begins “As Unnatural As Hogs Raised On Concrete”.
So, a slightly winding blog post (it’s fun to wander!!) and a question to readers out there who might have an interest in the mechanics of bloggery research:
WHAT DO YOU ALL DO TO KEEP UP WITH BLOGS SO AS NOT TO MISS SOMETHING FASCINATING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, INTRIGUING, AND IN GENERAL JUST WONDERFUL?
Thank you all so much!!