The last few months I’ve been unsure about my future. I returned from Spain in October lacking direction and money. But now, my friend, I am a little bit sure. Looks like I will be in Kansas City for a couple years. I have a job here.
So now that I have a new life plan, I need a new blog plan. I need a new name and URL. iheartbocadillos has been a lovely home base over the past year but there are two reasons why it will not continue to suffice as my blog title. First, it’s a little confusing and kind of a mouthful. I always feel a little awkward when I’m telling people about it. Second, it is a clear reference to Spanish. While Spanish and Spanish-speaking countries have been a central part of my travel experience so far, I see new languages and countries in my future.
I want a title that implies travel, but that is also vague enough to be my blog site from now until I’m 80 (should I be so lucky), when I’m traveling and when I’m not traveling. My proposed title is “unsprung world”. I was inspired by the author David Wroblewski who wrote: “That the world could come permanently unsprung never occurred to him.” I see a world full of possibilities and a little bit out of control–an unsprung world.
I’m taking it for a trial run right now. I’ve changed the title on my site, as you can see, but I haven’t changed the URL yet. Once I change the URL there is no going back! It’s like a tattoo; it’s forever.
So tell me now: am I… are YOU… going to hate this title in a year?
Alternatively I could make my URL my name. But I feel like that is very non-committal of me. So if you have thoughts on this you may also comment.