So my friend Anrazel over at Companion to the Wind requested that we write a blog explaining where our blog name came from after a great explanation of hers. I thought that would be fun, since my blog name probably doesn't make much sense to most people.
It actually took me a while to figure out what I was going to call it. I probably spent too much time and cared too much, but I can be that way sometimes. And I wanted to try to come up with something that I really liked so that I wouldn't want to change it later. I actually had a long list of names, but they were either already in use or just ended up sounding really cheesy after I thought about it for a while. I am glad I took the time to wait and think it over.
So anyway, why did I finally settle on the name Wringing Out My Sponge? Well, I am glad you asked, I will be happy to fill you in. I think of a blog as someone's way to share their thoughts with everyone and express how they interprit things going on around them to the rest of the world (even if no one else is really reading it). It's also so nice to get comments and feedback from others who have something to say on the subject. It's a place to go to think about events that have happened and whats going on with their lives and those around them, and how these things effect them and others. It's like you are soaking up life and what you are writing in your blog is what comes after you wring yourself out.
My blog is a way for me to wring out my sponge and to help me clear my head. I can say what I want, when I want and not really have to worry about someone else wanting to have this conversation with me or not. I think in some way, on some level, it's the same thing for other bloggers as well. So the name seemed appropriate and even though it's hit or miss with many things that I finally settle on in my life, I still like the name.
And for anyone who knows me, I have a reputation for being a bit of neat freak. So, when I told my friend Toni about my blog name, she said, "And it suits you since you like to clean so much." I guess the name was more appropriate then I thought.
I would love to hear how some of you came up with your blog names.