I've been blogging since '99 or so and bounced from place to place, got hosted by a couple domains, went to LJ and decided to make the jump to a public domain. I wrote a little about this on one of the past Sunday Socials if you want to look. Going from being private to public is a HUGE jump, but the reason why I did it, is because I was inspired to start a food blog after being addicted following so many of my favorites. With hubby gone, cooking and baking has sort of been put on the back burner... I'm running low on motivation and I don't have any guinea pigs here. I have no clue what to label this blog... it's a jumble mess of food and life I suppose.
Coming up with a name is incredibly hard these days! You want to say true to yourself, but also have a catchy name that hasn't already been taken and twisted around in different variations. Originally, the first blogger name I created was honeypetal. YEA. So I ended up changing the name to Yen Learns to Cook which I felt definitely captured what I was doing, but I'm extremely wishy washy when it comes to names. So after having YLC for a couple years and buying our first home Dec '11, I came up with what we know today as Green House on Top of the Hill. When my friend Jenny came to visit me back in October, she exclaimed "OMG You really do live up on a hill" so I knew this name was right for me. The thing is, the name is soooooo long, that I abbreviated to GHOTH which has been mistaken as goth or God's House On The Hill. I am neither.
Since having this blog, I have gone through so many different watermarks/logos and countless of layout designs and I think right now I am pretty content with everything. I do have a couple scheduled posts coming up, so I promise I'm not purposely ignoring you. The thing is, we might be moving, so I will no longer be living on top of a hill! That's still awhile from now and I will just have to deal with it when time comes.
Anyways, that's my story. Come link up with Steph and share how you came up with your blog name!