Carly is here this week from Citric Sugar.
I had to show this amazing quilt first--you can read about it here. Really--take the time to read this post!
Anyway, this is what I received in the mail from Carly.
You want to know more about her, right?
Carly, how did you choose the name for your blog?
I wanted a name that reflected me and my style. I'm a bit of a softie but I tend to disguise that with humour, therefore: Citric for the zing, Sugar for my inner marshmallow. I wanted something that would make a good "brand" name, too, if I suddenly developed ambition but didn't tie me down to a particular theme if I later changed my mind about the direction of my blog. I kept having this image of a sliced ruby red grapefruit stuck in my head but thought, hmmm.. Slice of Grapefruit sounds more like an overly food-conscious diet blog. (Most definitely not me - bring on the cheesecake!) Instead, I liked the idea of something not too sweet but not too edgy, either. Simple. Fresh and clean.
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?
Bittersweet was a word I tossed around a bit but it sounded too chocolatey and brown, kinda fussy, and potentially maudlin. I wanted the name to somehow keep me on a sunnier path with what I chose to share, to remind me of positive things, and refresh my optimism, as well as my creativity. Plus, orange is my favourite colour and it just wasn't going to blend with 'bittersweet'... So I nixed that word. I'll save maudlin and wistful for another blog - haha!
Now that you are recognized by Citric Sugar, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I'm not going to lie - I kinda love it. I am really comfortable as "Citric Sugar", and it's evolved into a bit of a nickname in real life, so that's pretty cool. I don't think I'd change it if I could. I'd have to start an entirely new blog in a totally new direction and that sounds like an incredible amount of work. I'd prefer to save that energy for all my other creative endeavours...
Thanks for inviting me to play The Name Game!!
Thanks for playing along this week, Carly!
I hope all of you will hop over to Carly's blog and say hi.