Behind the name.

3.12.2012
I've been asked by some of you to explain why I chose Snapshots & Snowglobes as my new blog name.  Well, after weeks of letting it sit and collect dust, I'm finally providing a brief explanation.

When I say that it took me a while to discover Wishful Thinking's new name, I'm talking about months and months of writing down pretty words and striking phrases that I found in books, song lyrics, my favorite poems, and even soap wrappers.  (Not kidding.)  But I just couldn't find the perfect title—that wasn't already taken by another blogger—to sum up this personal space of mine.  And then, one evening in December, when I was leisurely surfing the web, the phrase just kind of came to me.

The meaning is actually very simple.  Too simple, almost.  Why snapshots?  I take and collect photos of every single person, thing, and event in my life.  It started out as a kind of annoying habit, progressed into a hobby, and is now my college major.  So, in a way, I guess you could say photography plays a big part in my life (even if I am just an amateur).  It's passion of mine, no less.  Okay, and snowglobes?  Ever since I was little, I've collected all sorts of pretty glass spheres from the different places that I've traveled, as well as the ones I've received as gifts.  I have snowglobes from places like New York, Disney World, and Gulf Shores, but my favorite is The Little Mermaid one that I received from my mom a couple years back.  These are my collections, my most prized possessions, the things that still make me giddy every time I get to add to my stashes.  By the time I'm old and grey, I want to have millions of snapshots and hundreds of snowglobes saved up from over the years.

Therefore, I introduce to you Snapshots and Snowglobes, a collection of my thoughts.

I realize that the name as a whole is quite random.  And maybe a tad bit corny.  But it's also unique to me, and I like it for that reason.   Besides, you have to admit that it's a little catchy, no?

3 comments:

  1. I thought Wishful Thinking was such a wonderful name, and I didn't understand at first why you wanted to change it. But I love this explanation! Snapshots and Snowglobes FTW! And no, it is not corny!

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  2. It's perfect! and much more unique than Wishful Thinking (not that that one was bad!) But this is seriously wonderful! and that's some stellar alliteration... sort of. I mean, really. "sn" doesn't strike me as a super common blend, but you found TWO "sn" words that factor into your life greatly! Color me impressed. :)

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  3. thanks, girls! i'm glad you both approve! :)

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