When I tell friends or coworkers I have a blog, the first thing they ask is what the name of my blog is.
Blissfully Brunette, I reply.
From their faces, I can tell they weren’t expecting me to say that. Then there are the inevitable questions as to how I decided on the name of my blog.
If I’m being perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure how to answer this question. Of course, I could spit out a few words as to why I think it’s important to follow your bliss in life, and that being blissful essentially boils down to happiness, and my blog was a way for me to express my love for life altogether.
The next question, or some variation would come up. “So, you never write anything negative on your blog?” This lead to a bit of silence on my end, and my mind ran endlessly attempting to find an answer to this.
After this happened a few times, I began thinking and reflecting on the name of my blog. I ran through a ton of questions about whether or not my blog content (and my personality altogether) reflected my blog name and blog message.
Although you would think this is a positive thing, it actually lead me to doubt myself, my blog and my love for blogging altogether.
“Am I hypocrite if I tweet something that’s not 100 percent happy?”
“If I have a negative comment about a product, should I not write about it at all?”
There were so many questions and comments that ran through my head for several days simply because a conversation came up about my blog.
It took a lot of reflection and time for me to realize that my self-doubt was unnecessary because regardless of the name of my blog and the message of my blog, I have the power to post whatever I feel people will relate to, enjoy, learn from, etc. That can range from health tips, fashion and beauty inspiration, stories that people can relate to, or learn something from my past. Whether that post comes off positive, negative, or a combination of both is completely up to the person reading the post.
I needed to remind myself that my readers play a huge role in the blogging process. One reader can take a “negative” post, and see that there was a positive twist on it. The same can be said for positive, uplifting and blissful posts.
So, why did I name my blog Blissfully Brunette?
1| I want to help people find the bliss in everyday life
Yes, I know it’s sounds cliche, but it’s true. I want my readers to know that there are little things you can love about each and every day. Whether you read a post about my favorite beauty products, or you’re reading a post on to simplify your life—there are moments of bliss we should all appreciate.
2| I’m a blissful person
There are days where I’m not feeling my 100 percent “blissful” self, but for the most part, I exude happiness and love that quality about myself. I want to share that with my readers, and hope that regardless of my feelings that day, you will see there is a blissful person beneath it all.
3| I’ll bring a positive light to your day
Even though we have bad days, I strive to bring content that makes you see the bliss in your life. Whether I’m telling you a story with a lesson, a post where I share what I’m happy about each month, or a post on being your happiest and healthiest self—I want you to leave my blog feeling positive, blissful and at ease with the life you’re currently living. I try to lace positivity in each post.
I hope this post helped you learned a little more about me, my blog and what I want to bring to my readers here at Blissfully Brunette. Now, I want to learn more about your blog, the story behind the name of your blog, and what messages you want to share with your readers—so make sure to leave a comment below explaining your story behind your blog!
What’s the story behind the name of your blog? What messages are you sharing in your posts? Make sure to leave a comment below!