Monday, June 17, 2013

Social media new direction?

Over the past 3 years I've built a little corner of the social media world to be my own, mostly calling it "BleuDressNJapan".  Since I will obviously be leaving Japan shortly, that name is no longer going to apply to me.  (I must admit someone warned me about this years ago and I might have just brushed off the thought.  Now I realize that may not have been the best idea, I was just so excited to be living in Japan.)  I'm able to just drop the "NJapan" in some arenas but not others (the person who claimed @BleuDress on Twitter has NEVER tweeted...GRRRRR), so I'm trying to decide how to best remedy this situation.  We're moving to California, so I thought about changing Japan to Cali but that would just be a temporary solution as we don't intend on staying in California forever.

Along with that issue is this little blog of mine.  I'm still in love with the "BleuDress" branding but since Jason will be separating from the Army I'd like to remove the "Dress Blues" portion of my title, I just don't know what to replace it with, if anything!  He's going to be staying in the Reserves so leaving it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world but the Army will no longer be such a large influence in our lives and thus, this blog.  Although, if I'm honest with myself and you all, this blog hasn't seen much discussion of the Army.  I think in the beginning it was just a place I fit in and felt comfortable so it seemed like the perfect way to "label" my blog.  Recently I mostly blog about this blog has focused on traveling but that is going to come to a screeching halt when we ETS (Expiration Term of Service, or get out of the Army) and Jason is in school and I'm working full time so that doesn't seem like a great option.  I enjoy photography and cooking but I don't know how much time I'm going to have for those hobbies once we move.  I guess what I'm saying is I just don't know where I want to go with this site.  I love blogging and since we'll still be living far from family, I'd like to keep it going, I just don't know which direction to take it.  I'm in much need of a makeover here but I don't want to commit to anything until I've decided where I'm going with my blog.  

I like alliteration and word play.  Rhyming is always easy to remember.  I've considered

BleuDress Threads
Elements of a BleuDress
BleuDress Buzz
BleuDress Address
BleuDress Blog
BleuDress Confess
BleuDress Press
BleuDress Express
BleuDress Profess

Blah, I don't love any of them...ha ha, how about BleuDress Blah?  No, that's probably not the best idea.  I'm hopeful that something will just come to me and click.  I want something that I'm excited about and can get behind with some passion.


Jenny D. said...

BleuDress Jes! Jess?

Jordan Cole said...

I'm actually changing my blog name as well in the coming weeks! I thought long and hard about it and then I remembered first and foremost it's my creative outlet, so good for you wanting to take the plunge. Good luck brainstorming names!!!

Kimberly said...

I'm changing my blog name too!! For you, I like BleuDress Confess the most. And I wouldn't worry about changing your twitter. Japan will always be part of your life so I would just keep it. :) You're lucky you don't have to change your URL!!

Chantal said...

Changing a name is rough!! You could just stick with Bleu Dress... I like BleuDress Jes too ;)

JG said...

Rebranding is such a challenge! Look forward to seeing your new "vision" :)