When I set up this blog almost two years ago, I didn’t go trawling through blog-land first. Like most other things in life, I jumped in with two feet and the entire process, including the title, was born after a surprisingly easy two-hour labour.
My About page at that time was titled, “A Tale too Tragic to Tell” and this became my tagline. My initial concern was that my life story might sound too tragic. When I found other mental health blogs, I quickly realised there are many who have been through a lot worse than I ever experienced. Of course, we cannot grade people’s experiences, definitely not. What may be a relatively frightening experience to one person could transpire as life changing for someone else.
Writing and interacting with other bloggers prepared the way for my own therapy. It was only through reading other people’s journey and sensing their courage, that I was able to find my own.
Now, almost two-years on, I am in therapy and sharing my journey. Not only does writing help to process what can be very difficult sessions, but I hope it reaches out to others and imparts some of the knowledge and maybe even a little of the courage that I found on other blogs.
I love my title; in just four simple words, it says everything about my blog, but I have added a tagline, “A journey through Therapy.” It’s nothing fancy and probably doesn’t grab attention with sparkling lights, but I do hope it encapsulates the consistent theme that runs through my posts.
How did you choose your blog title?