Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Saying Goodbye to "Catholic Nerd Writer"?

As many of you know, I've decided to switch careers from a freelance writer (underpaid, unstable, job that leaves me feeling unfulfilled) to a speech therapist (stable and more fulfilling, especially if I can work with autistic children after grad school). After I made that decision it dawned on me that the title of this blog was "Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer."

While I will still write (I have a million and one ideas for novels and short stories), my focus for a while will be solely on doing well in grad school and learning as much as I can to help others as a speech therapist. That is, besides trying to better myself and grow as a Catholic. I still plan on blogging and, basically, writing the way I have up to this point; journal-style entries. Still, I feel that maybe it's time to change the title of this blog and possibly Twitter handle. I don't know. I take a long time to think through my ideas/plans. Like I said, I'll still write but my career path has changed and that's okay.

As soon as I save up for it, this blog is going to get a whole new makeover as well. Things are a-changin' and I need to update a lot of things. Have patience with me on the blog posts as well since I'm officially on vacation from now until the first week of June and I won't even be in L.A. for part of it. I may just write posts and have them scheduled for when I can't actually write. Hmm, there's an idea.

Anyway, just wanted to give y'all a heads up on the ideas that are currently bouncing around in my head. I've been the "Catholic Nerd Writer" for 6 years now and it's been a blast but I'm changing. I started this blog when I was 22. Some of the earliest blog posts show just how young I was. I know it's not ladylike to say my age but my mother taught me not to ashamed so I'll just say that the 22 year-old that started this blog that Christmas night in 2007 is a lot different from the soon-to-be 28 year-old that I am now.

There you have it. What do you guys think? Should I stick to the blog title/name and Twitter handle or should I change it to something that will better reflect my new career path? I'm interested in hearing your ideas... and, okay, I'm incredibly indecisive so I am hoping your helpful comments will help sway me one way or another. ;)

That's it for now. I have to go back to tackling the (bigger than I imagined) Spring Clean-a-thon. Seriously, if any of you stopped by and just took a peek into the living room, you'd see the aftermath of Tornado Emmy-Sorts-Through-Everything-She-Owns... and-Leaves-a-Mess.

As always, thanks for reading and God bless! :D


AMDG-3141 said...

I for one would miss seeing "Nerd Writer", but I'm not big on changes in general. I do, however, understand your desire to have a name that better reflects who you are. Regardless, I'm sure you will still have the same great content, so I'll support any decision... Eventually. Lol!

Sophie Miriam said...

I would not change it, for the sake of continuity. If you change it, you will have to either start a new blog, or the URL and the blog name won't match, which is confusing for people who are trying to find your blog. Just my 0.02

Claire Christina said...

What I did was leave the URL but change the title, which might be a bit confusing for people, but gives you the freedom to be true to where God is taking you now without invalidate other people's links. :)

But I'm all for changing the blog as you move forward! Go where He sends you, m'dear! :)

Lindsay said...

I changed the title and URL of my blog a few years ago, and a few years before that. I'm hoping that my current incarnation is something I can stick with for a while, since it's based on my first name, which won't change! How about something based on your pseudonym?