One of the most common questions posed during my recent New York adventure was, â€œHow did your blog get its name?â€
The title of a blog is your first introduction â€“ it can be simply a name or a reflection of the theme within. By design, a blog is often named before the content even begins flowing. Because we need a place to call home for the future of our words.
This blog began as an accident. The original intent was simply a place to post cute pictures. We were expecting twins. So StreamDoubleTrouble was registered with WordPress.
About a year ago a friend noted my writing seemed very stream of the conscious.
One of these days Iâ€™m going to change the address so it doesnâ€™t redirect. But Iâ€™ve been putting that off because of the high likelihood Iâ€™ll blow up the whole blog.
And now. For the totally buried lead.
About 10 years ago I made two goals. I wanted a window office and I wanted to be published.
I work in the Silicon Valley, where itâ€™s trendy to have everyone work in a cube. So weâ€™ll just go ahead and check that box as accomplished because when I work from home, itâ€™s totally next to the window.
Published. Iâ€™ve got a thesis printed and bound, collecting dust in the university. My Voices of the Year honored post will be part of an anthology ebook. My witty quippy one-liners were featured in the March issue of Redbook magazine.
Someday I would like to see Tiny added to that list.
There may be a few less diatribes on here from me. I will be taking my blog writing down to Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Winecone Wednesdayâ€™s will be monthly for the time being. And youâ€™ll still be able to find me over at AlliOSNews for TechMom Tuesday on the first Tuesday of every month.
In the interim, Iâ€™m going to get busy living or get busy dying. <Dramatic swoon>
Ok, Iâ€™m going to finish my book. Iâ€™m going to write query letters. Iâ€™m going to find an agent. (You hear that universe? Just in case that Secret shit works.) But I am going to finish the book.
Blogging provides instant gratification. I write. I hit publish and you my adoring fans are able to reply via blogger crack comments immediately.
But just think how giddy Iâ€™ll be on my book tour.
(Stop laughing. Just smile and nod at my delusions of grandeur thankyouverymuch.)
Just think how giddy Iâ€™ll be when Iâ€™m published. And I promise not to withhold any muppet adventures from you. You just may have to wait an extra day to read about them. (I’ve got a doozy for Wednesday.)
Overall, I am aware that this is a very self-centered post. (Because putting my life out there because I think people are interested in my every story isnâ€™t self-absorbed at all!) I also recognize the irony of writing a post to say there will be fewer posts.
But the goal here is two-fold:
1)Â Â Â Let you know that Iâ€™m still here. Iâ€™m not shutting down the blog. Iâ€™m not withdrawing. The stories arenâ€™t drying up. (I have toddlers x2 â€“ thatâ€™s posting GOLD.)
2)Â Â Â Publicly announce my book writing goals. If I write it â€“ they will come. Right?
So how did my blog get its name? Long story short â€“ Streamâ€™s my last name. But what fun is such a matter-of-fact answer to a writer.
Howâ€™s that for a stream of the conscious.