Saturday, June 18, 2011

Picking a Name

If nothing else, I've resisted writing a blog because I didn't know what to call it. Of course, there are plenty of examples to name a blog, ones that I read regularly.

The one that I read the most is Barefoot Josh. We share the common interest of running with no shoes on our feet. Josh is my internet friend, so I don't know if people call him Barefoot Josh in real life. Do they Josh? Nobody has ever called me Barefoot Kelly, at least not in a serious manner. I've been running mostly barefoot since the summer of 2009, so I think I'll stick with it. It would make sense now to call my blog Barefoot Kelly. But one never knows. Maybe I'll eventually wear the pads off of my feet and come to love shoes. Then I'd have to rename the blog.

I'm also a big fan of Mark's Daily Apple, written by Mark Sisson of "The Primal Blueprint". I have two problems with something like "Kelly's Daily Apple". First, there's no way I'm going to commit to regular or even daily writing on this blog. I may decide I want to take a month off. I also don't want to commit the name to a specific food group. Honestly, I doubt Mark eats apples daily as fruit is a small component of his Paleo-like lifestyle. Even though I'm currently also following a Paleo-like diet, I may give it up for all bananas. Never say never.

Barefoot Running University is already taken by a barefoot dude named Jason, well known for his reviews of minimalist shoes. I suppose a more proper name for his site would be "Minimalist Running University". His life has interestingly taken a new direction with Merrell Shoes, so much so that he left behind his old life. Rather than changing his blog name, he just evolved into a new one. On a side note, the word "barefoot" does seem to drive traffic. Take for example this video that I posted on Youtube a few years ago about barefoot winter running. As of this writing it has about 2500 views. Not bad I guess for a poorly-done video about nothing.

So it seems that the only thing I'm really sure of is that my name will not change, and as this is my blog then I'm saying stuff. "$#*! My Dad Says" was taken too. I'm writing this post with laptop on lap, sitting on the couch when my son Logan walks in. He sits down next to me to ask about getting a new graphics card. He sees the blog title "Kelly Says What" and replies, "Oh my God, I don't even want to know." So there's my first critique. Nice.


  1. I feel like a momma bird whose hatchling just flew off from the nest. *sniff.*

    In social running scenarios I'm frequently introduced as Barefoot Josh, but that's as far as it goes. For the blog, it's just convenient. Makes it pretty obvious what the blog is about. Or used to, anyway, before "barefoot" was redefined to mean "shod with overpriced pieces of rubber."

    Have fun with the writing!

  2. Hello dear, you should post one of our pictures from our Florida vacation. I liked the one where you were holding that eel!

  3. Josh: tweet, tweet

    Evan: thanks son, now clean your room. seriously. it needs cleaned.

    Amy: yes dear, pics are not at the top of the page.

  4. Congrats on moving your blog out of Josh's blog. Cheers!

  5. Thanks for visiting my new place Viper. It’s like when you move out of your parent’s place, and your apartment is all empty. I’ll have to go back home for a visit and raid the fridge.

  6. I just came here to make sure you did indeed copy and paste your comment from Josh's site. Well done!