I’ve been wanting to start a new blog for a while — several months in fact. What has been holding me back, you ask? The name.
I know, you’re going, whaaat? Is this chick crazy? How hard is it to come up with a name?
Ever since my co-blogger and I took a break from our blog Everyday Inspirations (that ultimately ended in a mutual decision to “just be really good friends”) I’ve been wanting to venture onto my own thing, but just needed to name my turf. I was fortunate enough to attend BlogWorld LA last week for work and left feeling like I really needed to close the deal, if nothing else, to sharpen my writing skills, but also as a creative outlet and journal of sorts.
When I talked to others and blurted out the reason I hadn’t started was I couldn’t figure out my name, I’ll admit, it sounded absurd when I said it out loud. I had been tossing around ideas for quite some time and when I was at #BWELA, “Angie’s Nest” hit me. I’ve pondered it for a few days, run it past a couple people. I was planning to think it over when I realized — tomorrow (referring to today) is 11.11.11.
Fact 2 about me: I have a weird obsession with numbers. And days of the week.
More on that later. Not only is 11.11.11 a pretty damn cool anniversary, Friday just happens to be my favorite day and according to Mashable, it’s the “nerd new year.” I mean, I couldn’t just let the new year go by without starting something new, right?
Fact 3 about me: when I know the time is right, I’m pretty impulsive.
So at about 9:45 pm 11.10 I decide it’s time to pull the switch and get this thing going. Luckily I have a friend (with the best funny blog around) that helped me make magic happen overnight.
Just over 12 hours later (since this is going live at 11:11am), here it is — welcome to my blog. I must say, on a scale of one to ten, today is an eleven.
My nest will continue to get prettier, but please forgive the mess, I just moved in. Happy 11.11.11!
What are you starting new today?