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Friday, November 5, 2010

"My sister says..."

When I started working at the bank six years ago, my manager Mona teased me for my tendency to begin sentences with, "My sister says..."

I couldn't help it! Leigh Ann knew Charlotte and the ins and outs of the company so much better than I did. Her helpful hints were a hit with all of my new colleagues. I now joke my sister has an accuracy rate of approximately 95%.

Anyway, for the past few weeks, my sister has said I need a new blog name. It's not that she dislikes Popcorn and M&Ms, just that it's hard to type into a browser because of all the dashes. "It's too complicated! You need to make it easier for people to find you," she said. "Look at Elyse. I saw the name of her blog, Pretty Happy Busy, one time, and I already remember it."

I think she's right. I love the reason why I called this blog Popcorn and M&Ms, and I do indeed savor the sweet and salty bits of life. Neverthless, I have come up with a few new names:
  1. Traveling Tomato -- captures my love of adventure and my rural roots (non-Quincy readers may not know my dad was a tomato farmer)
  2. Maps and Cheese -- get it? I really amused myself with this one.
  3. Passport Pork Chop -- these are a few of my favorite things...
  4. Pimento Postcard -- another nod to traveling and my Southern roots
Post a comment and let me know what you think!

12 comments:

Elyse said...

Well, for the record, I still have some people who say things like... "OK, got it, 'Laughing, Happy, Busy' or "Cute, Happy, Pretty'. But, I do really like some of your new names. Honestly I like them all but the pork chop one, I guess I am more of a pork tenderloin gal. I think my #1 has to be.... well, I just can't decide! I really like the other three. Maybe we should bet on your sisters 95% record and let her pick. :)

Page said...

What does Maps and Cheese mean? I like the sound of it, but I don't think I get it.

Lyns said...

I thought Maps and Cheese was a play on Mac and Cheese, but I guess it's not as clever as I thought if you didn't get it! :-)

Anne said...

I like traveling tomato... although now I am also trying to think of other sweet/salty combinations you could use so that even if your blog title changed, the meaning would be similar...

Anonymous said...

I like the "Traveling Tomato"

Whitney said...

Roaming with Raddishes, The Beet's Beat, Sassafras Safari, something with a play on butter and jelly beans...these are my thoughts. Please know that my southern self is beating me up for what I am about to say, but if you are trying to reach a broader audience, you might not want the title to be too colloquial southern. (Seriously, did I just say that?)

Nicole said...

What about Sweet and Salty Bits? It doesn't totally walk away from your original.

Lyns said...

Nic, I considered something with sweet and salty in the first round but was worried it sounded like a porn site...

Elyse said...

Also If you select the option to choose a www. address without /blogspot, it just costs $10 a year. And the simple address popcornandmms.com and http://popcornandm&ms.com/ are available. It comes with a lynsley@popcornandm&ms.com email too. Just a thought... That is what I did and it is so easy to say the web address in one breath. If you choose one of the other names, I would still do this.

Also, I think think if you change Maps to "Map and Cheese" people would get the pun? I like it A LOT! :)

Lastly, when I think of you, I think of your blue and white china. You also see it on most of your blog posts. I have been trying to think of a title that goes with that, but none are short and to the point enough. You must blog about that china though.
I am just in love with that china!

Dee Stephens said...

I like #4!

Nicole said...

Lyns, I'm confused as to why people might think it's a porn site would be a hindrance. ;-)

Ranie said...

I know Leigh Annie is almost always right...but it is really not that hard to find. I googled without the dashes and you were the first thing to pop up. If you do change, from your list I like the traveling tomato.