Fortunately for procrastinating me, the lovely people at WordPress are running their “blogging 101” class again this month. I’m hoping to pick up some tips and tricks about running a blog both for my blog and the website that I administer for our church (fumcmelrose.com, come check us out!).
The second day assignment was to work on a title and a tagline. Honestly, I like my title and tagline. When I was trying out different titles, I emailed a Creative friend of mine with my list and asked which he liked best. He replied that “Triggsey” fit my brand the best. BRAND! I have a BRAND I tell you!! Yup, Triggsey has been my brand since the halcyon days of the early ‘80s at Syracuse University. It must be my brand because it is emblazoned on the back of my official sorority drinking mug.
“Triggsey” just kind of became my nickname at school, I have honestly no idea how it happened….it could have started with the fact there there were four women with the first name “Sue” living in the sorority house my first year there, so we all had to go by last names and “Triggsey” I guess is the cuter version of Triggs. So It kinda stuck and I kinda liked it and there it is. Of course then I find out several years after college that my friends weren’t so original and that my Dad’s nickname is Triggsey…fancy that, same last name, same nickname. So Triggsey it is!
As to the tag line, I didn’t have one for a long while and I played around with a few different ones and nothing really felt right. Then I thought about what my passion is, which of course is making things, and how much I love it and ta-da….”Joy in the Making” the tagline was born. I like it, it’s upbeat, it’s happy, it’s slightly aspirational, I think that you have to smile when you say it (go ahead try and frown and say it…doesn’t work does it?!). What more could you want from a tag line?!
Now, if I can just get around to the technical part of “pointing” my url the right way so it just reads “triggsey.com” we’ll be all set.
Thanks for stopping by, does your title and tag have a story?