A Little Help From My Friends

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I'm gearing up to do a big blog makeover.

And I've been thinking.

I want a new blog name.

I sent a call out on facebook last night soliciting ideas and got some feedback (I was mostly told my ideas were dumb. That's what friends are for).

Which also got me thinking (a dangerous pastime, I know....)

I'm not sure how successful my last "blogtest" was (is that what you call a blog contest?), but I'm going to try for another one. Completely selfish reasons, yes.

What should I call my blog?!

Runners thus far:
-Molly Writes
-Action Jacksons
-From Me to You

And...I think that's it. I often lie in bed (lye in bed? I try not to lie to Vic while we're in bed), wait, I think it's I often lay in bed--and random blog titles come to me. Have I ever written them down? No. And do they apply to my blog specifically? Usually not. But in the moment, I think they are pretty clever. They are usually stupid one-liners. And I can't even think of any now. Idiot! Gosh.

The question now is what does the winner get? I mean, wiener?

That makes me think...

Maybe the wiener should get a hot dog.

As a side note, these photos of Peter are for Paul:

Don't let the photos distract from the task at hand; to rename my blog into something wonderful, memorable, witty, clever, fitting, amazing, fantastic, appropriate, dazzling and stupendous.

No pressure.



  1. Mmmm, Here's my idea...

    Hello, MOLLY!
    (Since you like musicals)

    I'll try to think of some more too!

  2. Those pictures are too much for me to handle. He is seriously the most handsome little thing I've ever seen. That hair!!!!

    I seriously sat here trying to think of names for you, but I'm no help. Good luck. :)

  3. P.S. Hopefully you recognize my suggestion as a play on "Hello, DOLLY!" :)

    Peter gets cuter every time I see him(on here)!

  4. Posts from Park City? Don't do "Molly Writes" or we'll never hear from Vic again :)

  5. Hey Molly,

    I'm one of those random people you don't know who read your every post :) Just wanted to say I liked your Beauty and the Beast line hidden in this post (and the Napoleon Dynamite one, but mostly the Beauty and the Beast one- that's one of my absolute favorite Disney movies!). I'll keep thinking about your blog title...I'm not the most creative when it comes to that sort of stuff, but I'll give it a shot!

    Good luck :)

  6. He is such a handsome boy!! I love his hair!

  7. You guys! I told you not to let the photos of Peter distract form the all-important task of re-naming my blog! :)

  8. It is "lie in bed". And for blog names:

    Molly, May I?
    Park It (or anything else to do with parking as a nod to Park City)

    Thanks for letting a stranger play! Love your blog!

  9. Along Came Molly


    Second Star

    Roses in December (from a J.M Barrie quote.."God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.")

    Jackson Chronicles

    Nutella Fan Club (kidding...maybe)

  10. Megan,

    Now we're talking! Really great ideas. Thank you so much.

  11. I won! And yes, of course I still read your blog! I love it and look forward to it! I will be emailing you shortly! I can't believe I won, I never win ANYTHING! :)

  12. Here are some suggestions for ya:
    The Jackson Facts
    The Jackson Tracks
    The J Train. . . take a ride on the J train.

    okay, not really the last one! Ha! Ha!

    What do you think?


  13. Molly writes is fun...I wonder if you could do a little word play and call it Molly's Write. I really liked the Hello Molly above too. Good luck...can't wait for the new launch!

  14. Molly's Musings or
    Molly's Meanderings.

    I really like Mollypop and Neverland(except with the last name Jackson, they might get you mixed up:))

  15. you have some GREAT idea's here. I don't even want to throw mine in the pot b/c I like some of the other ones better:)

  16. I need to ponder it also. But you must leave

    there is hope shining brightly before us.

    I lOVE that so much.

  17. i love that outkast song, miss jackson. the only problem is you're mrs. jackson.

    anyway, my vote is

    "Miss Jackson. I am for real."

    or maybe just "I am for real"

    pick me, but don't send me a hot dog because I live far away and I don't eat meat anyway.

  18. Miss Jackson if you're nasty.

    Just kidding.

    But why not "closer to heaven?" A new resolution for a new blog.

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful boy!

  19. I am one of those random stangers that happened upon your blod about 18 months ago, what a journey and a pleasure. Why not go close to the theme for the year

    Heaven reaching out and touching Earth or visa versa?

    Are you one of the lost boys?

    Peter and Lucy to the rescue!

    I will keep meandering, thanks for everything you do, much appreciated more then you can imagine!

  20. Ok, 3rd and last try to post my ideas... I hope it works this time because i want a hot dog! I had also thought of The Jackson Chronicles; I see someone else likes it as well.

    Love and Light

    Love, Light, and Clever Insight
    (with a Jackson Family subtitle of some sort)

    The Spaces In-between; reading between the lines of life and lovingness, perspectives by Molly & Vic

    I know these are cliche, but REALLY, reading your blog brings so much love, light, and perspective into my own life. Those are the words I think of!


    hmmm, I had a few more when I "thought" I posted last night, but I can't remember them now.

    Bella Nutella, and other wonderful things

  21. Hey Molls,

    My suggestions are

    Molly Go Lightly (I'm sure you get the Holly Golightly reference....I like how the word play goes...but it could be lost on a lot of people).

    Or Good Golly Miss Molly

    And I also like the above suggestion of Along Came Molly.

    Those are my votes!

  22. To explain my previous suggestion. Your heart has been broken... and yet still beats. What your heart has been through will forever color the way you view the world and everything in it.

    God bless you Molly Jackson you and your 'heart with a view'.

  23. My suggestion is "From Here to There" With some kind of subtitle like "love and laugh with the Jacksons" or something much more clever :) The boy is so handsome! Reminds me of my Noah!

  24. Oooh, I know I already commented and I promised to come up with something, but I just love the "Second Star" or the "Roses in December" one that Megan suggested...good and subtle titles, yet meaningful and personal to you.

  25. I don't have any suggestions, at least nothing that would top what has already been suggested! I'm not good at stuff like that and my blog has had the same title (and my husband had to come up with that!) for years.

    But I wanted to tell you that you crack me up and when I read your post today it brightened my day. And I was indeed totally distracted by Peter's cuteness. I just love his grin!

    We'd still love to get together and play in the snow, if we can find a weekend when someone in our household isn't sick!

  26. first off, LOVE your blog....
    how about,
    "the second star to the right"
    and then under it, still have your saying, "...there is hope smiling brightly before us"

  27. I like The Jackson Chronicles as someone else suggested because of your children's names and The Chronicles of Narnia. I also like the references to Peter Pan. Good luck! I have to say though, I love your current subtitle "there is hope smiling brightly before us" it always cheers my heart.

  28. Going with the Peter Pan theme:

    A Little Bit of Pixie Dust

    Second Star to the Right (a couple others have already mentioned this)

    Sewing Shadows

    I'll let you know if I think of any non Peter Pan ones!

  29. Notes From Neverland

    Hello Molly! is really cute.

    So fun to redo the blog. I'm sure it will turn out fantastic!

  30. Man, there are too many creative people out there so I'm to embarrassed to even tell you my ideas! haha
    So many great ones! Goodluck

  31. Tender Reflections
    Soft Light
    Jackson Distraction
    A Season of Love (or whatever adj.)

  32. Ok-this has nothing to do with this particular blog post Molly but I saw this on a blog and thought of you. It's a recipe for Nutella carmel corn. Here's the link.

    You don't have to post this comment. I just didn't know what other way to get this to you. I love your blog girl. I hope this is a great year for you sweetie.


  33. goodgollymissmolly.blogspot.com

  34. Patience, persistence,consistence, distance...
    If anything that should give you a trip down memory lane. What a good journey that was and still is. Love ya molly! I,m looking forward to seeing your new blog.

  35. I was going to suggest "Good Golly Miss Molly", but I see that two others beat me to it. I think that would be a great name for your blog!!

    The pictures are very cute!

  36. Molly's Musings
    The Jackson 4
    From PC to Heaven: The adventures of the Jacksons
    Thoroughly Modern Molly

    Thanks again for sharing your insights!! It is nice to normal that missing and pain are a part of this journey.

  37. I am loving all of the suggestions. So many good ones. I love the movie Thoroughly Modern Millie... so the whole Thoroughly Modern Molly made me smile.

    any of the Peter Pan references seem appropriate...

    I love Good Golly Miss Molly

    or Hello Molly!

    I will have to think of something that already has not been mentioned. Hmmmmm.


  38. How about?

    These boots are made for walkin'
    (use your red boots in the header)


  39. or is it

    Molly 'n Vic Mix and Mashup.


    The Molly Mash ( up?)


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