1.22.2008

SPT: What's In A Name?

What is the story behind your blog's name?

Many moons ago, well...okay, last April, I jumped feet first into the world of blogging. A dear friend, Lacie, was moving to another town, and she started a blog to keep in touch. Blog? Hmmm...I thought to myself, "Self, this seems like it would be fun." Since I'm a joiner, (Got a bandwagon? I'll jump on it.) I absolutely HAD to try this crazy little thing called blogging.

I came up with the title by combining two of my favorite things. Over the last two years I have developed an addiction obsession with all things running. While definitely more of the tortoise than the hare, I love the overall experience. I enjoy participating in Half Marathons and just recently completed my first Full Marathon. That explains the Marathon in my title.

The Bird refers to my favorite, and misunderstood tropical bird, the Flamingo. Sadly, they seem to be associated with tacky yard ornaments and double wide trailers. This makes me love them even more!

So... I guess that is what makes me the Marathon Bird.

Meet my flamingo, Flo, along with some of my running paraphernalia.
Not sure why, but the floor seemed like a brilliant idea at the time.

I have stewed and brewed over changing my blog name to one that is broader, something more universal since I talk about all sorts of topics (thank goodness) and not just marathons and flamingos. However, I can't come up with anything else. Any suggestions?


How did you come up with the name for your blog?
Pop over to Lelly's Blog to uncover the mysteries behind other blog titles.

23 comments:

  1. noooo, don't change it!! i think it suits you, and all of your topics, perfectly!!

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  2. Don't you dare change it! You're Marathon Bird! And don't you love that your core identity is tied so closely to running? It's just part of you now--I love that.

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  3. So glad you jumped on the blog bandwagon. I love visiting. I think your name is suiting... It wouldn't be the same if you were to change it.

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  4. Love your blog- love the name. I will never see a pink flamingo without thinking of you!

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  5. Although I am not an avid commentor, working on it, I am an avid reader. I just love the name of your blog. It just fits! Mine is blah, but I did it on a ten second whim.

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  6. I happen to like the flamingo. I always threaten my husband that I'm going to get some and put them in our yard. ;) So I can't really help you with the name.

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  7. Did I not tell you years ago how fun it was? hello? No one ever listens to me. LOL

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  8. Okay, now I'm imagining a blog dedicated solely to flamingos & running. Hm... I like yours as it is.

    and Congrats on that first 26.2!

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  9. My husband thought of my blog name, because it's a running blog, and because I have verbal diarrhea!!

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  10. I love your blog name!

    So, what is SPT anyway? Newbie blogger here!

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  11. You ARE THE MARATHON BIRD!
    Don't change it...it's perfect!

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  12. What an original name's blog !
    I love it :-)

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  13. OH...don't change it. It is perfect for you. You are right, it just fits. Of course you could add MommyWife Marathon Bird. NAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I came up with mine from just loving all the kids being home. I like to think of it as all being back in the nest. Hence...Neena's Nest. Somedays it's empty and somedays it's full. It's just always crazy.

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  14. ok if you change your name i am running the 436 miles to your house and knocking on your door and saying, "change it back" i love the name of your blog and you have given the cheesy flamingo a hip cool new look! the flamingo's are thanking you i promise

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  15. dude- check out your medals! that is serious swag. :) i love your blog name- i agree that you have done wonders for the flamingo and i like that i think of you every time i see one of those big pink birds in someone's yard (which happens surprisingly often here in the NW!)

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  16. Your blog name is great! You can't change it.

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  17. yeah! I guess I know you well enough know because I already knew how you got your name!

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  18. I love your blog name - it's so fitting for what you are passionate about. Your running has so inspired me Holly - thanks for all your updates on running!

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  19. I LOVE the flamingos too! This last Christmas we came across a Floridian transplant in Seattle with Pink flamingos and Palm Trees on their lawn in lights! I absolutely loved it and am sure you would have too!

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  20. You can't change it now, you are such the Marathon Bird!

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  21. I just don't think you would be happy if you changed it. It is definitely unique to you and seems to describe you well! I love the picture of the flamingos, too!

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  22. I agree with everyone else. You can't change the name. Marathon Bird is just perfect. Though you really could have more posts about flamingos. There is not enough of that in the blog world. :)

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  23. Great name for the blog. I've seen lots of flamigo runners at marathons. I just finished the Disney Marathon and there was a group of guys dressed as flamingos. Check out my youtube video (feel free to add it to your blog as well). Keep on running!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=PWq1qTUuKds

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