Thursday, July 17, 2008

Friday Five: What's in a name?

I can't believe I'm doing the Friday five, as I am almost set to go on vacation, but RevHRod over at Revgals got me thinking about names and blogging. Here are her five questions:


1. So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog?
I use my own name on my blog, so no creative taxing of my brain was needed. My blog name, faith in community, comes partly from organizing work, where we have been emphasizing community over isolation, and from my conviction that the church is all about "faith in community."

2. Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there?
I can't think of any code names, except the discount store with the Big Red Circles, which isn't so secret, really.

3. What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun? I really like "Freshly Ground, Freshly Brewed", "Dog and God", "Singing Owl", among others.

4. What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals of course!
FranIAm, Still Fruity and Wounded Bird. Actually, there are more than three. These are just the three I could remember really late at night (staying up so I can sleep on the plane). Please add Ruth's Visions and Revisions (I know that's four) and of course innumerable Revgal blogs, too.

5. Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?
My #1 stepson had a blog, which intrigued me. After I bugged him for awhile, he gave me blogger's website, and the rest is history. I must admit, that I was also influenced by the article some time ago in the Christian Century.

Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks?
I have met Pastor Eric , HotCupLutheran and her husband, Kate, Auntie Knickers and Jan, all here in the City of Lakes. I met Fran when my husband and I traveled to New York City last fall.

18 comments:

Mrs. M said...

Must take pilgrimage to lakes...

Diane said...

I would be honored to meet you!

Sally said...

like you I blog under my own name :-). As for that discount store...hmmm!!! well played.

hedwyg said...

Great play! Have a great vacation!

Auntie Knickers said...

Well played, I enjoyed our meetup!

RevHRod said...

Great play! Thanks for sharing even though you were literally on your way out the door. ;-) Have a restful and fun vacation!

davenu said...

Nice play Diane. Have a wonderful vacation!

RevDrKate said...

Hope you have a great time! I am remembering our meet-up...it was my first "RevGal connection."

chartreuseova said...

I really like question #4. You can always tell so much about a person by the blogs they read.

Jan said...

So glad you took the time to do this before your vacation! I'm also glad I met you and had that wonderful dinner with you and your husband. I want to come back and go to the social justice cafe! I will someday.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Enjoy Paris.

Wyldth1ng said...

Nifty.

Odds are good for a meeting someday in the future.

Lindy said...

I am honored, and I have to say, if I only have time for one blog it's usually yours or Scouts. I love that Scout! But, to be mentioned in the same sentence with Fran... well, I'm just over the moon over that.

Have the best time ever in PARIS!

Singing Owl said...

Have a FABULOUS time on vacation!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

excuse me while i sip champagne in honor of your trip... *sip sip* now by far you are one of the most met rgbp's! kudos to friendly diane!

FranIAm said...

How fun! And I get a mention, I am honored. Two really! Doubly honored!

Kievas said...

Bon voyage!

Barbara B. said...

Looking forward to hearing about your vacation! :)