Saturday, October 8, 2011

What's In A Name

I'm jumping in to explain why I chose Sunshine? Paradise? for my blog name. Dawn at As Sweet As Cinnamon has a linky party for What's Your Name And Why. I'm a bit late to the party but better late than never!

When I first started blogging I had no idea what I was doing. I still don't!  A friend had started a blog and I thought I'd have a go. I didn't know what I was going to blog about, I wasn't really doing very much in the way of crafty stuff. I wasn't sure whether I would be posting recipes or just rambling about nothing.  I didn't even think I'd last more than a couple of months.  At the time I started the blog, my part of Queensland was going through months of really awful wet rainy almost cyclonic weather.  I live on the Sunshine Coast and everybody was dubbing it the Wet Coast. I've lived in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and always said that the Sunshine Coast was paradise, and by far the best location I had ever lived.  After hours of deliberation and no imagination I came up with Sunshine? Paradise? because that was exactly how I had been feeling.
I've contemplated changing my name as most of the time I blog about quilting, but the name is kind of unique and frankly I don't feel like spending hours, days, weeks of trying to think of something else, so it's going to stay as is.

Views from home.



Not far away, it really is paradise here and we do have lots of sunshine, most of the time.



If you'd like to join in pop on over to Dawn's blog and let people know why you chose your blog name.

16 comments:

  1. Yep, I will drink to the aptness of that name. Have a good weekend Marg.

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  2. I love the name of your blog- especially as the photos in the header really go with it! Just as well you aren't from Melbourne- Wet, Windy, Cold! It wouldn't make a great blog name!

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  3. Looks wonderful. Have a great weekend in the sun.
    JS

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  4. Love your name. And I especially love it when you brag about your uber warm weather when one of your mates down south is freezing.

    I love hearing how people picked names for their blogs.

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  5. I raised the last 3 of my children at the Sunshine Coast, living across the road from the surf so to me your blog name is very appropriate. I would go back in a heartbeat. It is the most wonderful place to call home even when it is raining.

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  6. Love your name Marg and love the 'sunshine coast' and I am very jealous that you get to live in such a beautiful place....last year the place was just having a good 'hose down' to make it all shiny again.

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  7. Certainly looks like a paradise where you live and your blog name seems very apt. I had thought of changing mine too as I think it's a bit daft but like you can't be fussed to think of something better so will remain the same!

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  8. I love your blog name. I think it's very apt....and I love the way Shay calls you Miss Sunshine too.
    Cheers

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  9. Paradise indeed!
    PS: When did you live in Singapore?

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  10. Looks like paradise to me! I am catching up, those purple trees just blooming are wonderful! We have the leaves falling here and crisp sunny days with cold nights, so it is lovely to see the blooms.

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  11. Your garden certainly looks like paradise! I think its a great name !

    x

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  12. This is a great name for your blog. Your home certainly looks like a little piece of paradise.

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  13. I love the name of your blog!! You've managed to put your sense of humour into two words. Wonderful picture postcard photos!

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  14. No you keep the name - and the picture. It brightens up our dull dreary lives in the northern hemisphere!

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  15. It looks absolutely beautiful there! Great blog name.

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  16. It sure is a touch of paradise where you live, Marg. So, a perfect name.

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