As It Seems

May 22, 2012

I renamed my blog.

I know, it's not normal. It causes confusion and people probably think I'm a little crazy. But I did it because I wanted to. It seems sudden to my readers but I promise you, it's not. I came up with Hello. Also, I love you. in 5 minutes back in November. I wanted a new name for my blog that was original and fun, so it was born. I was also participating in my very first giveaway through a friend's blog and I wanted to have my new name before the giveaway went up because I didn't want to confuse people when I changed it soon after. So I threw it together and away we went. 

But I never loved the name. It was long and I'm picky about punctuation... no one ever got it right. And that's okay because I don't expect others to be picky like I am. As time went on I liked my title less and less. Then I redid the look of my blog in May. I loved it. For about a week. And then I went right back to being unhappy with it (I know, so picky). So I realized I needed to take a long look at the blog and figure out what it was I didn't like. After all, it's my personal blog and at the end of the day I need to be the one that really loves it. After a lot of thought and planning, I unveiled this new look, complete with new blog name.

Now, about the name.
As It Seems
My original thought was "life isn't always as it seem." Of course that was really long and I didn't want a long title so I shortened it to As It Seems. And the minute I thought of it I loved it. Then I played around with it in my head for a bit and I still loved it. Then a week later (talk about fate!) I watched the season finale of one of my favorite shows and a song played at the end that I instantly fell in love with. And it's called As It Seems. Is that meant to be, or what? It's like the universe was telling me that I'd picked the perfect blog title. 
Or something. 

If you're curious about the song go ahead and listen.

Mostly I wanted a title that reflects my life. I have an amazing, beautiful, wonderful life. I try to show you my real life, the good and bad. I try to portray it in its true light. To show you my life as it really is. Life around here is as it seems (or as close to the reality as I can make it).

I had a friend tell me I couldn't possibly understand their problems because my husband and I don't fight. Ha. That's funny because we do fight (granted, not often or badly) but we don't do it in front of them. We all have trials, problems, and hard times. Just because I talk about the good times more often than the bad doesn't mean the bad isn't there. If I sat down at my computer every day and wrote about how much I miss my family, or greasy american food, or shopping malls that don't break the bank, I'd be a very ungrateful person. I'm sad sometimes. I'm happy more. But I try to always be real. If I have a bad day I write about it. If I have a good day I write about it. If I have a boring day... well I usually skip over those because no one but me really cares if I did nothing but read for six hours. But I like to keep it real. I wanted a change and I made it happen. Seize the moment, and all that jazz. I'm thrilled with the change and I plan on keeping it this way from now on.


And because I love you all, here are some pics from my week. 

PS I've updated my sponsor info. Don't worry, it's still free swaps. I'm changing it a bit though and now each swap needs to be refreshed each month. If I don't hear from you about renewal your button will come down on the 1st. Also, I'm limiting the number of buttons displayed each month. If I hit the limit you'll be asked to wait to the next month. I'm minimizing in my life and I'm happy about it. I hope this helps my sponsors get more traffic as well. Fewer buttons mean more views. If you'd like to sponsor As It Seems for June send me an email quick. Spots are already filling up!

An extra PS- did you guys see how amazing Kirsten is? She basically decorated my house for me. From 10,000 miles away. The girl has got some skills. Go visit her and she'll do it for you, too!

22 comments:

  1. Cute song and pics Suzi! I love you :)

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  2. I like the new name and the pictures!

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  3. I love the name! I think it's just wonderful and perfect.

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  4. love the new name! and the furbaby pictures.
    x jes, new follower from www.twosmuppies.com

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  5. I LIKE it!

    I did a name change too awhile back!!!

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  6. Hey, Change is good! I like the new look, it's kind of like growing with your blog :) -Jessica

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  7. I love your new name and especially the story behind! I'm pretty sure you and the universe are in sync and totally right : ) Love that pretty song!

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  8. I love your new name!!! I did the same thing with my blog, it use to be love me eternally but I hated how long it was and didn't flow so well. But "As it seems" Is awesome!!

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  9. Beautiful pictures.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  10. I was wondering about the name change, I love it! And I adore you! And I love your attitude about being positive and sunny, even when stuff sucks. You are awesome :)

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  11. awesome blog! it's so fresh and clean cut. found you via the blog hop xo

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  12. i'm loving the black and white :) and your pictures!

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  13. I really like the name. Just found you via the Better Blogger Network, and I really like your blog - new name & all!

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  14. I saw the new name last night and wondered why you'd swapped! I like it. :)

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  15. I love that first picture of you with the new name for your blog! I've changed my blog name a few times too. When we lived in Fiji it was Vanisha's Life In...Fiji, now it's Australia...soon it'll be New Zealand...dear me!

    I'm so excited about having won your giveaway and I'm really looking forward to working with Patricia on the portrait :) Can't wait to see the outcome and share it with you!

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  16. your suggestions are great, bold and versatile.

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  17. I love the new name, and the song :).

    Also, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out on my blog :)

    mylifeinlavender.blogspot.com

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  18. The name change is perfect. I will always support your changes because you're always honest and one of my besties and changes define who you are...you are human after all ;)

    Talk soon doll.
    xoxo

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  19. I love the new name! I was debating the same thing for a while and finally just decided to go for it. I mean, it's your blog, it's silly to not have it be exactly what you want.

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