Where’d you get that name?

Somewhere in the blogosphere I read a post about the origin of blog names.

I thought I’d share with you how I came up with Crayon Writer.

It was pretty difficult at first, since so many good domains are taken. But I knew I wanted to talk about writing in the title, and I knew that my being a mother was important too.

Even though it was difficult to come up with, the concept is actually pretty simple.

I’m a writer who’s the mother of a toddler. When I need to write something in a hurry, I can never find a pen that works. So what do I reach for? A crayon. They’re everywhere. If I stick my hand in the couch, I’m sure to find one quickly.

So there you go. I write with crayons because my toddler uses crayons. I’m a crayon writer. And proud of it. The only problem is that my daughter gets upset when I use her crayons. “That’s MY crayon!”

Sigh…. Maybe I should change the name to Imaginary Pen Writer (LOL!).

How did you come up with your blog’s name?

14 Responses to “Where’d you get that name?”

  1. H.E.Eigler says:

    I really like your blog’s name. It is simple but conveys who you are and what the blog is about. I chose Maternal Spark in much the same manner. My blog is about the spark of creativity that comes along with motherhood (at least for me) so Ta Da! There it is 🙂

    H.E.Eigler’s last blog post..Empathy – A truth

  2. sHaE-sHaE says:

    Your blog name is great and practical. I came up with my blog’s name via writer’s block. Everything I thought of was taken so I just used my name.. squared. *sigh* Maybe I should have thought longer?

    sHaE-sHaE’s last blog post..Jordin Sparks

  3. Triphow Ling says:

    I’ve wondered about that. Figured it had something to do with your daughter. My blog name, I guess, is self explanatory. I think…

    Triphow Ling’s last blog post..Jetblue Toiletgate, Pandas vs People & Loveable Tourist Traps

  4. I think you should not change your blog name because it fits your style in blogging.

    Unfortunately, I changed the names of my blogs to make them more attractive, as well as for SEO purposes. This is because my URL’s are so long (which was also their title before).

    Now, I am enjoying them. Their titles describe the content of my blogs – Humane Blogging Tips and Happy Family Matters.


    guardian angel’s last blog post..Two Ways to shorten your long Blog URL

  5. Jeff says:

    I think it is an interesting blog name. I couldn’t come up with a name for my blog..so I just did my first and last name.

  6. wuyi tea says:

    I love the name, don’t change it! 🙂

    Interesting about how you came to get the name too, my brother in law does the same thing (they have 2 kids, and never can find a pen or pencil!)

  7. Angel says:

    I had a feeling that was how you picked your name. I remember those crayon writing days!
    I picked my name Here and Now 4Angel because my therapist was always saying to me,”Be here and now.” I have a hard time staying in the present:) The 4Angel is partly for my four sons who are my angels, and also my name.

    Thanks for sharing and also giving me a chance to share!
    Take care,

  8. Don’t change the name. You’ve built a brand, basically, and the name is amusing.

    But then again, the name of my blog is Spontaneous Derivation. 🙂

    Arachne Jericho’s last blog post..Blogging for Writers: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Bounce Rates

  9. zohaisx says:

    Yeah. I kinda like this name too. It has the kind charm to it =) Don’t change it. (Guess there’s many people here to convince you not to change already) =D

  10. Bape says:

    When I create sites I first look for SEO attributes. If i’m creating a blog with a funny name – I usually search expired domain records for short domains (like wy7.net, etc).

  11. Bradvera says:

    When i have a blog in the future, I’d like to call it, Keyboarder :). Sounds catchy doesnt it. Oh wait, I shouldn’t have told you that!

  12. Journey says:

    lol i can picture ur little gal puttin her hands on her waist demanding to have her crayon back lol

    wonderful name, could kinda picture how u chose the name from it too. simple lifely meaningful name ^^

    Journey’s last blog post..The amazing secrets of Sagrada Familia

  13. It’s a fabulous name, well done! I have a number of blogs now and one of the hardest things is always the name. Your header is also very smart….did you do that yourself?

    Don’t change the name!

  14. Mommy Blog says:

    Well I do love the name of your blog! Sounds unique and nice! I think you don’t need to change that 🙂

    Mommy Blog’s last blog post..Slow Breathing And Relaxing Music Benefits

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