OK people, I have a few administrative type things that I’d love to get your thoughts on. So please, share any opinions, thoughts, random monologues, whatever, in the comments to this post.
1. What do you want to be called? I mean, I can keep calling you “people” (or “you guys” or just “you”), but you deserve more. You’re my readers, I care about you, you matter! And having a nickname for you guys (see? not cool) helps create a sense of community, which I’d really love to develop here. The Momastery calls her readers Monkeys, Naked Mommy Diaries calls her readers Nudists, and I Want a Dumpster Baby calls her readers Divers. All make sense. But what nickname flows naturally from the name of this blog? I just don’t know. So give me your ideas. Tell me what you want. I bow to you, oh Exhilarationists. (Exhilarationists? Too long.)
2. Like my Facebook page! It’s more than just updates on the blog. Much more! I share funny pictures, inspiring quotes and interesting articles over there. Not to mention, we have two additional moderators, the lovely Lindsey and Melek, who bring a whole new perspective and outlook to the page! So get over there and Like us and join in the conversation. (See, I’m really all about this whole “community” thing.)
3. Two blogs in one? So Elephants (Elephants? No.), I actually have two blogs. This one and Diary of a Book Lover. But this blog has really become my baby (pardon the pun) and I haven’t been devoting much time to Diary of a Book Lover. So I’m considering just bringing it over here. It would mean a book review every couple weeks and a weekly (ish) mindfulness exercise. The book reviews wouldn’t generally be about parenting books (I’m currently reading through the Pulitzers, for example) but they would be interesting (at least I think so). And I have gotten positive responses to the mindfulness exercises I’ve shared here. So tell me: yes? no? maybe?
4. New theme? I’m thinking about getting a new theme. Partly because it just feels like it might be time for a change. But also because I used to have the little hearts disabled and now for some reason that’s no longer an option. I’m not really a fan of hearts. Not really at all. So, new theme? Any ideas? What kind of look do you like?
Of course, I reserve the right to make all decisions myself, but I really do value your input and I’d love to hear from you. So speak up, Cats! (Cats? I do like cats…)