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August 10, 2012

Feature & Follow #8

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Q: What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?

I love this question because there's been something I've seriously considered, and please! I'd really like your opinions on it! If I were to change something, it'd be my blog title, unfortunately. I know, I know, that's a really big part of a blog. T __ T -sob-

First of all, I really did think up this blog title on my own. I was wondering whether I should include my name or not, and I've always ALWAYS loved the word "vivacious". And since my name conveniently started with the same letter, past-Vivi just decided to make a long alliteration out of it >_<

Then after a while, I of course decided to Google my own blog. O_O ......-crickets- I-I'm not the only person who has tried that...right...guys...? And if you guys try that, you'll see what I mean when I seriously thought about changing the title. Well, now that I've made more posts, it's not as evident, but go down the list of search results and you'll see it.

Stupid, stupid Vivian, for not Googling the blog name BEFORE I actually named it -sobs-

I'm very sorry to the other Vivaciously Vivian for coming up with a book blog double of her own thing. But! There's a very important point here. Note this!

Vivaciously Vivian <-- the other Vivian
Vivaciously, Vivian <-- Vivi's blog name

See? So I guess it was lucky that I decided to throw in a comma in my blog name and of course, that's one of the things that can be accidentally overlooked, so please include Mr. Comma or his feelings will be hurt!

Bottom line, I really like my blog's name, and I do not want to change it. I did think about it after returning from my first hiatus, but never got around to it.

What do you guys think? Link me up and I'll hop to it! 


  1. I like it, it seems like it fits you and it personalizes it more. I didn't google my blog name either(my adult blog)so I hope I didn't copy no one . and my YA blog is just an extention of it with YA in the title.

    Following every way possible, Thanks for stopping by ;)

  2. ahhhhh I see the dilemma! :O To be honest, I didn't even notice the comma until you pointed it out!
    I really like the alliteration of Vivaciously, Vivian! Very unique and fun to say! :)
    Actually I'm pretty sure there's another Joie de Lire blog out there SOMEWHERE... but oh well! I wouldn't really know what to rename my blog now anyways.

  3. I like it! I think it's fine to keep the name since the other blog isn't a book blog. I had to change my blog name three times because the url was taken... New follower.

  4. Hi Vivian, Nice to meet you. I do love your blog name, very cute! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am a new follower of yours.

    Have a great weekend.
    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

  5. I really like the alliteration! When I was first picking mine for the url I wanted to use Beyond The Looking Glass (or a variation) but all of those were taken, so I went with Mad Hatter Reads. Thanks for stopping by my FF today. Following you back via GFC.

  6. Not participating in the hop but wanted to drop in and say hi. I think mine is unique, but I would still change it.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. I was surprised my blog name was available and nothing creepy came up with I googled it (though I don't think I googled the other spelling of galavanting). I was somewhat worried the name may go a bad direction for me as well.

    My follow friday. Please visit!

  8. Thanks for the follow! Following back! Your blog is too cute :D Love the owls!!

  9. I'm a new GFC follower and on Twitter.

    My F & F - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-my-book-blog-friday-1.html

  10. Well it depends on how much having the same name bothers you. If the bothering you out weighs your love for the name of your blog then you should change it but if you love it more than you should just keep it. If you do decide to change it your blog is also still fairly new so although it's a big change it wouldn't be as big if you've had your blog for five years, you know? Just remember the longer you wait to change it the harder it will be :).


    1. You're absolutely right, Sandy! I'll take your advice into notice! <3 Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Awesome answer. Old follower, First off, let me say that I love your blog name. I think maybe you should change it to Vivacious Vivi or Vivaciously, Vivi, just to shorten it and make it more you. Another thing is, now don't get mad at me, if you look at your blog title super quickly up above, it looks like it says "VIVACIOUSLY, VMAN" I would consider spacing it more. lol. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

    1. Thanks so much for your suggestion, Michael, and haha, don't worry I won't get mad at you XD I think I might take your advice! ^_~

  12. Oh you should keep your blog name since you like it! As someone else said, the other blog has different content, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

    Thank you for visiting my FF post. I'm a new follower!

  13. I actually like your blogs name, yet, I kind of agree with Michael as well. There are all sorts of possibilities for you to explore.

    Have a great weekend!


  14. I love your blog look and name..its authentic.

    new follower

  15. Aww, Vivian! I love your blog title, so I hope you won't change it! But I understand the dilemma. I really like suggestions above, especially Michael! I think Vivaciously Vivi would sound so adorable! Maybe it'd be best if you just shorten your blog name, hun? <3

    I hope you can sort this dilemma soon, Vivi-doll! Happy weekend! <3 :)

  16. I LOVE your blog name! I came up with mine when I was like 11! I think there's a blog called Booktastic... but I'm not 100%. At one point I had called it Once Upon a Book... I actually kind of like that name, but I'll just stick with what I've got now. :D

  17. Hi! New follower! Great answer!(: I'm learning a lot from everybody's answers since I'm a new blogger!(:


  18. I really like your blog name, but if it's bother you too much, you can always change it :) But I find this name.. really you! :)

    I never googled my name, but that's because I never suspected somebody else would come up with it. I decided to give it a try and everything leads to me, so I think I guessed right ^^ It's named after my love for Harry Potter (from The daily Prophet. But of course, that name would lead to so much other sites)

    Awesome answer, Viv!

  19. It was for me the worst thing... find a name. I has to search on the internet if no one had it, in French and in English. My co-blogger had a blog before me but didn't do a lot on it and I was afraid to start one alone. So when we spoke about doing one together, she deleted her blog and we finally kept the name. I'm glad she had one because the names I had weren't very cool.

  20. am so inlove with your layout! ♥ following back! :)

  21. Mr. Comma! Lol!
    And I really like your blog name, too!!
    Thanks for stopping by Vivi! Following you back now!
    Have a great bookish weekend! :)

  22. I'm now following you! Here's my link:




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