Wench no more.

4 March 2010

Last week I made public my concern on whether I wanted to continue under the title “Wench”.  It’d been something on my mind for a while.  I wasn’t sure that was how I wanted to brand myself online.  Sure, Wench was mildly edgy and unique, helped me stand apart from the crowd.  I loved it.  But I didn’t think I could reach my full blogging potential with it.

I was having an online identity crisis.

So ran to my friends.  I sought out people via Wench and also emailed a handful of people.  I spent a few hours in conversations trying to figure things out.  Spent a couple nights trying to think of new blog titles.  Ran into a lot of road blocks.  Found a lot of what were decent blog names, but just weren’t me.  Finally, while walking to work one morning, it struck me.  Adorkable. It’s something I had called Jaron recently.  It’s something I’d used with my mom on numerous occasions.  It was still playful, unique, and showed my personality.  It was perfect.  It was also taken.  So a little twisting and BAM! Adorkable Me.

I know a lot of people have expressed that they liked Wench.  Trust me.  I did too.  But being associated with being a bitch, being a prostitute, being loose… it wasn’t me.  Maybe if I was involved in the renaissance faire scene, I’d continue on with pride.  But that’s not me either (the faire thing, I’ve got pride.  Sisu!) … I wanted to be able to tell anyone my blog name without having to clarify it.  I wanted something I could tell my family without hesitation.

I’m still the same Erini.  I have a new URL, a new blog, a new design… but it’s still me.  I’m still going to bring you the same awesomeness that I had been before.  I’ve still got pink dinosaurs.  I hope you continue on this awesome adventure with me.

(Also, as with any new site, if you notice any bugs or kinks, please let me know! I did delete a lot of categories, so I know that the archives might be a little wonky.)

  • OMG! i LOVE it! (ha im kinda excitable at the moment)
    .-= michelle´s last blog ..i love giveaways =-.

    • Erini

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Love it as well. Love the fact that I can also comment at work!

    P.S Online identity crisis? I can SO relate.
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..When Life Takes Charge =-.

    • Erini

      Yay for having a blog that isn’t blocked places! This is big for me.

      If you ever want to talk through your online identity crisis, send me a DM and I’ll give you my (main) email and AIM.

  • Oh, I can totally relate to the online identity crisis – having been through more than one myself! I love the new title and the new look and I’m glad you kept the dinosaur. Rock on :o)

  • Jess

    Now I don’t have to blush when I read this at work. Hug. Adorkable me fits you, good job.

  • LOVE this, love the name. Very cute.

    I’m having the same sort of issue at the moment considering I’m no longer “in MoTown.” Hm. But I can’t think of ANYTHING!
    .-= MinD´s last blog ..413 Harris Street, MoTown. =-.

    • Erini

      Maybe 2010 is the year of redefining. There’s a lot of us 20sb-ers reconsidering who we are online and how we represent ourselves. It took a lot of back-and-forth before things finally felt right.

  • I’m digging your new home 🙂

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