How I Named my Blog

I’ve been wanting to blog for a long, long time. I’ve even made several attempts to set up a blog. BUT, once it is set up you have to name it. Therein was my problem. What would I name my blog?

I brainstormed. What would I write about? My hobbies seemed to be a good fit. I began to list the things I love to do–scrapbook, dig around in archives, take pictures of tombstones, write, travel, digiscrap, grandkids, genealogy, travel, scrapbook, search for ancestors, learn new things, read, cook, and the list went on. Well, I can’t write about everything, now can I? Well, maybe I can, but I needed to narrow the field and come up with a catchy name for my blog. Every time I thought I was almost there, I’d get distracted by family, pets, housework, etc. So I kept putting it off.

Distraction with a capital “D” seems to be my middle name–especially since a closed head injury created some cognitive deficits. My memory and writing abilities were greatly affected and I had to give up a job that I truly loved. That sent me into a deep, dark depression. (That’s another story!) For now, suffice it to say that I threw myself into these activities so I wouldn’t focus on my disabilities.

Recently, our writers’ group had a speaker that urged us to blog. One of our members brought her son in to address the group and convince us just how easy it was to set up a blog. I was determined. (hum…another “d” word–is there a pattern here)
Like all writers do, I turned to my trusty thesaurus for another word for distraction. There it was–diversion! I then turned to Merriam-Webster :

di•ver•sion noun \də-ˈvər-zhən, dī-, -shən\
: the act of changing the direction or use of something : the act of diverting something
: something that people do because it is enjoyable, entertaining, or pleasant
: something that takes attention away from what is happening

Perfect! Thus Donna’s Diversions was born.


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