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Adoption Bloggers Interview Project 2012

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My First Bloggy Contest

I mentioned awhile back that I feel my blog needs a bit of a name change. Hannah is no longer a baby and we are no longer in the adoption process (although adoption is a life long journey) so it seems fitting that the blog no longer be called Adoption Journey and Baby Updates. I've toyed with making the title something to do with our entire family, something to do with Hannah's name (her name was a big secret when we started this blog), or something to do with our soon to be newly inducted status of special needs family. The big problem is that I don't have a creative bone in my body. I admire all the funny, inspiring, clever, or just plain neat blog titles of the many blogs I follow. Here are just a few of them: MOM- NOS, the incipient turvy, Lagniappe, Pancakes Gone Awry, Pomianowski Pandemania, Good Enough Mama, good fountain, Life with Two Busy Boys, A Quiet Life. You get the idea. They all have creative titles and I want one! Here's your homework. Come up with a fun or just plain creative title for my blog and leave it in the comments section of this post. I'll have Kyle help me choose the winner and then the winner will receive their prize, a copy of Daniel Tammet's Memoir Born on a Blue Day. If you've not read it or heard about him before, he's a British man who has Asperger's Syndrome who is also a Savant (think Rainman). His book is brilliant and a quick and easy read. He's also got a new book out called Embracing the Wide Sky (well it's been out since October, but still it's new to me since I just learned about it) that I'm dying to read. Once I pick a winner I'll post it on the blog and the winner should email me their mailing address and I'll send you out your book. I'll leave the contest open until midnight Sunday January 18th. That ought to give you plenty of time to get your creative juices flowing and name my blog! Good luck and may the best title win!


Lora said...

How about Happenings at Hannah's House? That's all I have for now, I'm not very creative!

Anonymous said...

How about "Hanna's Happenings"
we all wonder what is happening in little Hanna's life and wonder what the little gal has been up to lately!!!!

m said...

I am thinking and thinking! Nothing yet. I think my goal is to tie it into a biblical phrase or word. Anyway. One or two days. Readers are percolating.

Hope you're well.

Anonymous said...

I vote for something short and sweet like - Hannah's Journey. Or if you want something longer - The Life & Times of Hannah.

Can't wait to hear what your final decision!

Hope you all had a great Holiday Season!!! I miss you! Love, Myrna

Unknown said...

Relatively Special
(with a tagline such as one of the following)

our family's experience with special needs


the life and times of Hannah

journaling family, special needs, and one amazing little girl

Anonymous said...

How about "Hannah Banana"?

m said...

A Different Better

The Declarative Sparrow

Notes From Hannah

Adopting the Spectrum

The Spectrum of Hannah

hmm...i'll try to list more...hope you're well today.

Mama said...

Wow! You guys are really turning it on. You've come up with more in 3 days than I have been able to come up with in 6 months! Keep up the good work. You're going to make deciding on a winner really difficult.

Anonymous said...

A few thoughts for you:


Real Life Adventures with Hannah

The Chapters of Hannah's Life

Life with Hannah

One Bright Little Girl

Sharing Life with Hannah

Hannah's Amazing Journey

Hannah, God's Favor

Hannah, God's Chosen One

Our Amazing Miracle

God's Gift of Hannah

Anonymous said...

How about "days in the life of Hannah and her family" with a tag line that reads life with a special child. Just a thought. Good luck with everything and hope all continues to go well for your family.

Anonymous said...

I thought of another one:

The ABCs of Raising Hannah


The ABCs of Parenting Hannah

or a combo with my other one:

The ABCs of Raising Hannah Banana

Anonymous said...

The Family Guide for Raising Hannah

m said...

the main rule: simplify.

whatever strikes you as "right"... just go with it. in fact, the "hannah blog", for example, would be perfect. it's going to end up being the content that makes the difference, so don't worry too much about it.

and, since your content is wonderful...insightful, heartfelt, compassionate...the blog name is the last thing you have to worry about. just keep doing what you're doing. seriously, it's perfect.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what your email addy means exactly, but I know it's "Gnatalie..." What about calling your blog, Gee, Natalie? Or Heavenly Hannah?