Depending on when you’re reading this, my blog, this blog may or may not have a name. Or a name that fits. The end of 2016 is the 3rd iteration of my many attempts at blogging and as of December, my domain name is simplyelliecooper.com
Ellie Cooper is a fictional character. She’s someone I dreamed up. My version of the perfect person. Elegant, outgoing, smart, vivacious, sexy, amicable, fun and so on. We all have that person who emulates everything we want to be. I just gave her a name.
When I first started the blog I was intending to chart my journey from bottom of the barrel to the cream at the top. Ellie was someone I envisaged as being at the top, someone I could try to be like. I could "fake it till I made it". In tricky situations, I could ask myself “what would Ellie do?” “How would Ellie react to this?” “Would Ellie treat herself like this?”
Then I played with the idea of it being a pen name. It would be easier to divulge the hard parts if it wasn’t connected to me. Ellie could take the fall.
I don’t know. I like the feel of the name. I like the name. I like the way this blog is designed in relation to the name but it just doesn’t feel right anymore. It feels false, misleading even.
But what should I change it to?
I know what I want this blog to hold, I know what I want it to feel like to the readers, I know the people I want to spend time here and I want a name that best represents all of that.
So, for now, the name will stay. Maybe it’ll stay the way it is forever, as a reminder of who I was when I first started. Who knows? But if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them.