Recently, I was having doubts about the name I’d chosen for my blog.
I started to wonder if maybe I should change my blog name and make it something more sensible. In my heart of hearts, the name I’d chosen felt right to me, but I was worried that you, my readers, might not be as fond of it as I am, so I put the question out to you – my readers, my followers, my HH community, and I asked you: Should I change the name of my blog?
A big heart-felt thanks goes out to all of you for taking the time to respond with such sound and genuine advice.
The common messages echoing throughout YOUR comments are: “be true to yourself”, and “have faith in who you are and what you do”. Thank you!
Sometimes, even when you do believe in yourself, it’s empowering to hear those words from others, and to know that what you’re doing is perceived in the way that you intended it to be.
I can’t tell you how happy I am that, for many of us, my blog name conjures up the same innocent images: happy children without a care in the world, running free, having the time of their lives.
I realize that there will always be criticism (you can’t please ‘em all!), but thank you for pointing out that it’s the content of the blog that matters more than the title. And as many of you have suggested, if someone raises an eyebrow when they see our name, they can either check us out and hopefully like what they see, or they can move on.
Does it matter if it’s the latter?
I’m not out to advertise my daycare, or acquire new clients with my blog, so if people choose to move on, that is totally ok.
My intent is for “Happy Hooligans” to be a place of sharing and inspiration, as many of your blogs have been for me.
Thank you for reminding me of what’s important, and for taking the time to have a look at what we get up to and into here.
The fact that many of you “love” the name, and like what you’ve seen puts a big smile on my face, and lets me know that I’m doing this for all the right reasons!
I already know that I’m going to love being a part of this community!
LONG LIVE HAPPY HOOLIGANS!!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
Long live happy hooligans!!
Thank you so much for all of the cool ideas, experiments, and product suggestions. I’m a 6th year public preschool teacher and I still research new activities every month when creating my lesson plans. I am continuously finding awesome ideas from your site and I appreciate your willingness to share. It really helps cut down on the time I spend in front of the computer when I can just jump right to your site and find amazing activities for my students. Thanks for making my job a little easier!
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You are so welcome, Sherill. It makes me so happy to know that teachers like you are really enjoying my site and using it as a resource. I couldn’t ask for a bigger compliment, so thank YOU for letting me know, and for putting our activities into action with your students! x