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Friday, April 29, 2011

I Need a Name *CONTEST*

Call it a writer's block or just plain laziness, but knowing me, it was probably just me dawdling from having to write the second half of my post.  So instead of writing what I should be writing, I was just hoppin' from blog to blog, making new friends and leaving my comments here and there.  It was during then that I came to this realization: that I need another nickname, preferably shorter, than my current 'dosweatthesmallstuff.' 

Originally when I started my blog, I was so swamped with all the Blogging 101s, it never occurred to me that I would actually need some kind of a name when referring to myself.  Other than the naming of my blog, and the fact that I want to remain anonymous, I thought I was pretty much set.  I don't regret naming my blog Do Sweat the Small Stuff.  In fact, if given another chance, I'd have done exactly the same.  Those five words truly sums up who I am--if you could call 5 words a sum up--I don't think I could come up with a better name! 

Okay, so I honestly thought I was a genius for coming up with the name (excuse me, was that a smirk? What does one need to do to get a lil respect around here?!? Geez people! Shame on you!).  Well, it didn't take long for me to realize that I've obviously overestimated my creativity.  I learned that when I introduce myself to other bloggers, or when I wanted to leave a comment on a post, many times I had to enter a name in addition to my blog's name.

The first few times, I just randomly enter my name as: Sweat Alot, Do Sweat, Sweaty... you get the idea.  I soon became aware that it would probably be better if I don't change names every time I left a comment.  It made me look stalker-ish, not to mention unhygienic. So that's when I decided to start using the name 'dosweatthesmallstuff.'

However, after having to type 'dosweatthesmallstuff' (that's 20 letters by the way)  pretty much every single time, the name is starting to lose its appeal (in other words, I'm really starting to hate it).  It's one of those names that's just too darn long to type, but not long enough to worth a copy and paste.

OK, so I need another nickname.  A shorter one.  But just as, uhm, intense and brilliant as 'dosweatthesmallstuff' (See, even as I write this post, I've typed dosweatthesmallstuff way more than I'd like to).  And no, I'm not trying to do subliminal messaging or anything like that by typing dosweatthesmallstuff over and over again.  But on second thought, if it works...

So, any of you care enough to give me a nickname?  Here are the RULES:
  1. You must follow my blog (this is me hoping that you actually put some thought into it. I mean, whatever name I'll end up with is probably gonna be showing pretty often on your blog.  So unless you want 'YOUSTINK' appearing all over your blog whenever I comment on your posts, you might want to think twice about suggesting such a name).
  2. I've made a button especially for this contest.  Please post it on your blog.
  3. The name must be short or at least shorter than 'dosweatthesmallstuff'
  4. The name must relate in some ways to my blog's name "Do Sweat the Small Stuff."
  5. The name must not make me sound (overly) stupid
  6. The name must not make me seem like I need a deodorant
  7. It should honor my need to be anonymous* but still in essence, human (meaning, I'm an actual living full-time housewife and mother, not some automated computer system, just in case there are Thomases out there)
  8. On your entry, write down the suggested name as well as your blog's name!
*Why I would like to maintain my anonymity: I have a fear that random strangers would find out where I live and start pelting my house with rotten eggs.  So yeah, revealing my name is not an option.

Now that we have the simple naming rules all set up, I shall commend the naming contest to begin.  Please keep in mind that this is the first time I ever use the linky tools.  I don't even know how this is going to appear, but please bear with me, yes?  I went to the linky tools site earlier, and they have this linky for "contests."  Sounds exciting to me, so I decided to go ahead and make this a contest. Yay!!! I'm calling it:  Do Sweat the Small Stuff 'I NEED A NAME' Contest

Oh, I'm already obsessing over your entries--0 comment would mean that nobody give a dang about me (boo hoo), while 250 comments would mean my current name seriously sucked and I need to change it pronto, right?!?!?  See just how twisted my mind works???

And for your effort and time spent thinking of a name for me, the winning prize... is...


Um...

ehem...

tik tok, tik tok,...

???

Um, this is what I can come up with (short of bribing, really).  Choose ONE:
  • I will tweet your post at least once every hour for a total of 24 hours (that is equivalent to 24 times excluding my sleeping hours.  What, you think I'd wake up in the middle of the night just to tweet?  Not even breastfeeding would make me do that).
  • You can write a post about me on your blog.  Ha ha! Just kidding.  But hey, if you want to, who am I to refuse?...
  • I will include your grab button on every post I made for the duration of 1 week (so it would probably help if you pray and hope that I'm at my most creative that week; otherwise, you'd probably just end up being mentioned once.  Sorry, I'm just being honest here.  I really sucked at prizes, I know).
  • A Certificate of Appreciation? Gosh, I'm lame...
  • A Paypal Donation worth $50 made in your name to support a cause you care about.
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Do Sweat the Small Stuff

33 comments:

  1. I didn't see anything about multiple entries up there, not sure if you want them in seperate posts or together? PS, no matter what you call yourself you will still have one of the rocking-est blogs ever.

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  2. ok WOW, check out the anagrams on this! SNAFFLEDTOTS!!! http://wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=dont+sweat+the+small+stuff&language=english&t=1000&d=&include=&exclude=&n=&m=&source=adv&a=n&l=n&q=n&k=1

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  3. Ok, I'm playing. I have quite a few for you to pick from. :) Seems like a fun thing for a Friday.

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  4. Hey, some of mine are short. *lol* Some I was just having fun with.

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  5. Uh huh, I know. I think you're having waaaay to much fun. :-D

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  6. LOL "Mouth Breather" too funny and slightly creepy...

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  7. Siobhan, that is what makes it so cool. *lol*

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  8. I personally like Sweaty. Not lying, I'd recognize you, and realize the name goes with Do sweat the small stuff...without thinking you need deodorant. Hmmm, what else. Hot lips? Dew Rag? (it's like kerchief thingy in your blog lady. You ever call it that? Maybe it's Do Rag?)  I can't get to buttons and following and shit right now, but I'll do my best. I have a kick ass charity that those $50 would appreciate (my 3 day walk for breast cancer

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  9. MommaKiss, thanks for droppin by and tryin'! Do Rag, huh? Sounds like a rapper, but also like an adult movie star--whaddayathink? LOL Anyhow, when you got the time, feel free to link up. It's gonna be on til next week :)

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  10. i kinda like "Sweaty Betty"...it goes along with your pin-up girl image.

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  11. See? I told you Sweaty was a good name! Do I get credit for that one??

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  12. Great idea for a contest. Found you via Bernie at One Mixed Bag. Following and contesting it up :)

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  13. HellO! Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing the love! I'm following you back.

    How about SweatThing...it'll get people talking cuz they'll think you spelt it wrong and they'll try and correct you. Of course, that will probably get old fast...Hmmm. This is harder than I thought. I'm kinda tired or my blog name as well, but once you got it, you gotta flaunt it!!!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    Nancy

    http://thatsoundslikecrazy.blogspot.com

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