Friday, February 25, 2011

Book Blogger Hop: What's in a Name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

~
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
I had no intention of joining the blogosphere's best BOOK PARTY this week, but decided to participate when I read this week's question from Jen B. from I Read Banned Books: Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?

This is why I couldn't resist doing the Hop, even though I could be, and should be, reading. Great question, at least to me. When I first started this book blog, I didn't know what to call it. For simplicity's sake, I think, I decided to use my user name, Suko, and very briefly, my blog was just called "Suko" (the few friends who dropped by probably didn't know what to think--did I have an alter ego?). Very soon, though, I realized that I needed to add something more to my blog's title, and came up with Suko's Notebook. A notebook is a book with blank pages for writing or other uses, as well as a small, portable computer, so it fits my blog's character and purpose pretty well. For the most part, I am happy with my blog's title, although sometimes when people ask me in spoken conversation what my blog's title is, I may falter just a bit.

What about you?

Hosted by Jennifer from Crazy-for-Books, this Book Blogger Hop lasts from February 25 until February 28. It's a fabulous, friendly way for book bloggers to socialize, connect with other book lovers, and discover new book blogs. If you'd like me to hop by your blog, please leave a comment.

27 comments:

  1. Be proud to say your blog title. It is unusual and original.
    I didnt think of it in the tech sense only the paperbound description of a notebook.

    I have explained my blog name on the blog

    carol

    http://dizzycslittlebookblog.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hi-just hopping by to be sure you have your invitation

    I would like to invite you to consider participating in

    Irish Short Story Week-3/14 to 3/20

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  3. Mel, thank you. I will take a look soon.

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  4. Your blog title is great. There are days when I wish mine reflected something to do with books, but I've had it too long to change things.

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  5. Kathy, your blog title is unique and unforgettable. Thanks for hopping by!

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  6. Hopping through. How come your html address is Suko95?
    My Hop

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  7. Great answer and I think the name is perfect for you.

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  8. Well I took the leap and changed my blog name from what it originally was because, although I like the first name -- Find Your Next Book Here -- it proved to be sooooo long. It was one of those things I didn't consider when I blithly started my blog.

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  9. I like your blog title, it's unique :) Unlike my own...lol...my blog was actually first called...'love of words'. But then I switched to bookworm.

    Enjoy your weekend Suko!

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  10. I like how you put your real name, and connected it to notebook. I find your blog such a lovely place which seems to represent your personality; at any rate, I get a lovely feeling when I visit.

    As for my own blog, I never thought it would be a book blog; it just turned out that way. Sometimes, I wish I'd used something with the word "book" in it somewhere. :)

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  11. Alison, you are observant. If I remember correctly, "Suko" by itself wasn't available.

    Yvonne, thanks!

    Jenners, I remember your other blog name. Thank you for hopping by.

    Naida, the bookworm is a great name for a book blog!

    Bellezza, thank you for your kind words. Your blog's title reflects your beautiful blog.

    Thanks for all the comments. I welcome more as always.

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  12. I named mine after my favourite word. Serendipidy was the name of my first manuscript when I was ten! Probably couldn't call it a manuscript, more like a long story that didn't seem to go anywhere but had very detailed characters! Then ever since this word has just kept cropping up. I wouldn't change it, but I would like to change my blog address to match it, making it easier for people to find me.

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  13. When I began my blog on january, i was afraid not findind a title !
    I was sure wanting to write about books, but thought it would be possible writing too about other topics.
    I was happy to find 'Une vie à lire" because it could be read with two meanings
    The first one "To spend my life in reding"
    The second one "You can read about my life."
    Sorry for my english !

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  14. I like the name of your blog, Suko's Notebook. A notebook is what we write in. It works for me!

    I started My Reading Corner blog because I wanted a place to keep track of the books I read with a brief review about the books. It is really for my own entertainment, as is all my blogs. I seem to have themes for all my blogs, except Butterflies and Candles, it is my personal and test blog.

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  15. You have a unique blog title, I like it and I can easily remember it.

    I originally started Under My Apple Tree back in 2006 as an eclectic blog with no real focus. I reinvented it as a book blog in 2009. The apple tree exists ... it's in my backyard. I spend a lot of time gardening and reading there so the name means something to me. And yes, I'm happy with it and wouldn't change it.

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  16. Thx for hopping by! I have been wanting to ask the question for a long time so last week I proposed it for the hop. Glad they picked it!

    I like my blog name too. I have read that most are happy with the choice they made, but a few have changed it at some point in time.

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  17. Hello, I'm a new follower! I like your blog name and I really like the explanation you gave for adding "notebook" to it. I think it definitely describes your blog. Have a great weekend!

    The Owl Bookmark Blog

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  18. Hi! I am a new follower. I still like my name since it is relatively new. It fits what I do in life: Reflect. On my site I reflect about books but in life I reflect about everything (reflect is a nice professional way of saying daydream I'm sure).

    Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic
    www.reflectionsofabookaholic.com

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  19. I love that your title is unique.

    My response

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-names-blog-hop.html

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  20. I knew this was a great question. Naming someone or something is so important to us. Thank you all for the comments.

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  21. I'm one of those people that has changed their blog title half way through blogging. I honestly can't say that I would of changed it if my fiancee hadn't come up with such a cute name...I just couldn't resist :)

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  22. I don't know about changing my blog name as I still like that BUT I do wish I'd opted for something other than Petty Witter - perhaps one day I will get around to chnging it, to what I don't know.

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  23. Newest follower via the Friday blog hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost anything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.

    http://writerekelly.blogspot.com

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  24. I actually love the name of my blog a lot, and I wasn't sure that I was going to when I picked it out. I think it's hard to find a blog name that really stands out and suits who you are as a reader, but I also think that Suko's Notebook is a great name!

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  25. Oooohh ok! I thought Suko might have been a middle name. I love the name Suko by the way.
    I wish I could change my blog name, just because the name is the same name of a hotel in some other country!! Oh well..
    Natalie :0)

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  26. ...Stopping by from the Blog Hop.

    Good answer...stop by my blog for my answer and also a book giveaway.

    Stop by my blog for a book giveaway:

    LITTLE PRINCES BY CONOR GRENNAN
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/

    Chelsey Emmelhainz of HARPER COLLINS is graciously providing FIVE copies for five lucky winners.

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