As you may have noticed, things have changed a little bit around here! Firstly, there’s a brand new name! Instead of Lady Writer/Cupid’s Bow, the blog you are reading is now called ‘Is That You Darling?’ I’ve also had a bit of a redesign, I have a new layout, and I made a header. I know that the header isn’t the most professional thing that you may have ever seen, but I’m fairly happy with it for now. As someone without any amount of design experience, I was limited to what I could achieve, but until I come up with anything better, it’s here to stay. The layout is also not my idea of perfection (and I still need to do a lot of messing around with it too), but it’s all I could really use that was a) free and b) allowed me to use a custom header. All in all, I don’t think it looks too bad, and as I am going to be the one that is probably looking at it the most, I think that’s the most important thing!
So, if you are wondering about the name, here’s a brief explanation. When I first started thinking about changing the name of my blog, I was thinking about song titles – primarily The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan songs – but as you can imagine, an awful lot of them were already taken. Then I started to think about film titles or quotes, and somewhere along the line I started thinking about Dial M for Murder; “… is that you, darling?” is one of the taglines, as well as being a quote. As Dial M has been one of my favourite films for a long time, I really liked the idea of using something from it, and this just seemed to jump out at me. I knew I was never going to get a name that described my blog (because frankly I don’t know what my blog is all about, really), and so there was no use trying to think along those lines. I have had this one in my head for some time, along with a couple of others that got rejected (or used elsewhere):
- A Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons (I love flamingos but hate pigeons; using the word in a blog title was never going to work)
- Across a Moonlit Mile (used for my other blog)
- Hopeless Yesterday
Dial M for Murder, while not necessarily an obvious choice as inspiration for a blog name that will hopefully include lots of loveliness and not too much murder, is, as I mentioned, a firm favourite for me. It also has a special place in my heart, because it was a film that I watched a lot with my mum, and she always used to laugh at me because I’d have to confirm with her exactly what he did with the key every time we watched it (you won’t get this unless you’ve seen the film, and I won’t ruin it by explaining it).
“Is that you, darling?”
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My plan was to sort of relaunch the blog under this new name, and have lots of plans for a much better blog. I haven’t been posting an awful lot lately, because I’ve been a bit lacking in inspiration. I plan to do another post within the next couple of days regarding what will and won’t change here as Lady Writer becomes Is That You Darling? This post was just to alert you all to the change, and to let you know to update your links so you don’t miss any of the fun!