What’s in a Name?

Okay, time to attempt to apply lesson #1 from Vida Vegan Con.

The first session I attended was the Build-a-Blog session, hosted by the geniuses behind Vegan Nosh, Vegan Eats & Treats, and Vegan Crunk.  It got me thinking about a ton of things, one of which is my blog name.  I started to worry that my blog name was a problem.  There’s no mention of Veg or Vegan in the name, and it clearly indicates “running”…which due to a back injury it pretty much on the back burner.

I started thinking there was something wrong with my blog name.  Clearly, I write a ton about vegan food and all of my adventures with it.  Am I doing a disservice with my current name?  Am I sacrificing readership because of it?  Are people coming to my blog because they think I write a ton about running (which I CLEARLY don’t at the moment (but hope to soon)? Are people NOT coming to me because there’s no ‘veg’ in my name? Should I hold a contest for ideas for a name change?

At the gala, I had the chance to have a conversation about it, and you know what?  I was encouraged to keep my name as it is.  And for now – that’s exactly what I’m going to do.  I may not run all the time, but RunCrissieRun is a blog about what I eat as a vegan, what attempt at athleticism I can manage, and updates about my frenetic life.  I rant about politics, people who eat crappy food, and how much I hated (or loved) my last yoga class.  It’s who I am, and while I have ideas for offshoot blogs…RunCrissieRun is still my home to babble about what I’ve always babbled about.

So for those who know me…RunCrissieRun stays.  For those who are new…buckle up.  It’s more than just a vegan blog…it’s sort of the World of Crissie…and all that it entails.  Happy reading 🙂

5 responses to “What’s in a Name?

  1. Good for you! I had the same “crisis” this weekend but am going to stick with mine too and try to focus my writing. It was AMAZING to meet you – I want to hear your entire life story after that car ride!

    Love to you from Michigan (not PDX..sob!)

    • yeah!!! Glad you’re keeping yours too. It’s how we all got to know each other over the last several months…seems silly to change it. And I was so excited to meet you. You make it home okay?? My trip starts in the morning. Ugh…going to be a long day!

    • oh…and the life story will be over drinks I’m sure 🙂 It’ll give us a reason to visit!

  2. Very interesting ideas because my blog name has absolutely NOTHING to do with my workouts or my vegetarian cooking. It was just a fun name I chose because it signifies something I love – the beach.

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