There will be a few alterations here on the blog, that you may notice in the coming days. It’s a widely known fact that I love change. You would recognize this should you peer inside of my closet and see fashions that were popular in 1986. Or gaze upon my collection of 45s stashed in the garage.
Because we all know that this CD business is a passing fad, and vinyl will be back in vogue any day now.
Yes, I embrace change with ease.
When I began this blog nearly two years ago, I wanted to call it “Fiddledeedee.” For two reasons. My name is DeeDee. Yes, that’s my given name. (For the sordid story of how that came to be, go here.) And, both my mother and grandmother often boasted that their favorite movie was “Gone With the Wind.” Fiddledeedee was a popular southern exclamation in my house growing up. Translated, it meant, “step away from the pork rinds, they are for company.”
However, there was already a blog called “Fiddledeedee.” Which no doubt had little to do with pork rinds.
So, on the fly, I blurted out, “It Coulda’ Been Worse. YES, THAT WILL BE THE NAME.” (insert maniacal laughter) Because it demonstrated my sunny disposition and how I’m always looking for the silver lining in all situations.
When I changed to my own domain, Fiddledaddy recommended strongly that I change my blog name to Fiddledeedee, since miraculously, that name had become available.
I dug my heels in. “NO. No one will be able to find me. The name stays.” I’m always open to good advice that way.
I called him Saturday night, after a blogging session at She Speaks. “We need to change my blog’s name to Fiddledeedee.” As if the idea had just occurred to me.
“That’s what I’ve been saying. Who have you been talking to?”
“The girls.” (The girls are Sophie, Melanie, and Shannon.) “It’s too confusing, I need the same URL as my blog name and that’s how everyone knows me, as Fiddledeedee, and blah, blah, blah, OKAY YOU WERE RIGHT. Pffffffft.”
So, very soon, the header on my blog will be Fiddledeedee. I know that some of you already have me on your blog rolls as “Fiddledeedee” because you already knew that Fiddledaddy was right. A fact that he will not let forget anytime soon.
But, to the rest of you all, could you change my blog name to Fiddledeedee, should you happen to have me on your blogroll? The URL will happily remain as Fiddledeedee.net.
Also, it pains me to say that I’m going to discontinue Saturday Stirrings. I’ve been doing quite a bit of soul searching, and have decided to try only to post Monday through Friday. And you may have noticed that I discontinued my Busy Moms Club Devos on Monday.
I seem to have spread myself a little thin. I need the time on the weekends to prepare for the week, and care for my family. They keep insisting on clean underdrawers and THEY ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY. What is with that?
Thank you so much, all of you ladies that have participated in Saturday Stirrings. I have appreciated your recipes and encouragement! And I’ll miss you all trying to TEMPT me with all the delicious food.
Hopefully, these changes will result clean laundry for my family, and a higher quality of blog material.
But, probably not. That kind of change is too much to hope for. Fiddledeedee. (Now, when you see Fiddledeedee, you will forevermore associate me with Pork Rinds. So be it.)
I will have much more to share regarding the conference in the coming days!