Sunday Summary: Changes Ahead September 18, 2011 By appellationmountain 23 Comments Image via Wikipedia If you’ve emailed me lately, you might have been disappointed to hear nothin’ but crickets in response. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrint
I’m excited for the changes! Can’t wait to see what you come up with, especially for the name lists 🙂
Sara A. says
Holy Southern Vampires, Batman! Both Godric and Alcide are names I’d never heard of until I read the books. Charlaine Harris has a real nice touch with names. Throughout her books she peppers stand out names like Alcide with more normal names like Jason. It creates a nice sense of place and time.
She really does, doesn’t she? I don’t have HBO, so I haven’t been following the series, but I did read a few of the early books – and I found her whole world just incredibly compelling.
Really looking forward to the blog shake-up, which sounds exciting and a breath of fresh air for Apptn Mtn.
As a poll addict, I foresee that I’ll be pressing buttons with great vigour.
Charlotte Vera says
Sounds exciting! I’m with those who are excited about the polls. Will you simply be listing the names, or providing a brief comment about them?
Godric and Alcide are both fabulous. _Godric_, by Frederick Buechner, is one of my all-time favourite books. I’ve discussed using the name in the past, but ultimately decided that any name with the word “god” in it is a bit much to wear. Alcide is less familiar to me, but I’d love to use it too if it weren’t for the fact that it (like Godric) has elements of Alaric’s name in it.
The changes sound exciting and I cant wait to see all the new articles, name updates and name polls. I really like the idea of updating names, especailly since so many have jumped in popularity recently and that changes some of the outlook on the name.
Christina Fonseca says
You are so awesome! Those are great ideas – I’m impressed by your ability to keep things fresh.
Sarah A says
Wow, I’m looking forward to all the new changes! I think it’s all very exciting 🙂 Checking the NotD on this site is my very favorite thing to do in the mornings.
I agree that it’s important to update the names. Like I noticed the entry on Enoch was before Boardwalk Empire debuted last year, and now Enoch nn Nucky sounds incredibly awesome to my ears. Or maybe that’s just my thing for Steve Buscemi 😉
Congrats again on becoming an aunt!
I’m excited for the changes, especially the polls. I like voting for anything, who am I kidding? 🙂
This all sounds really exciting and I’m all for it! Is it weird that I’m more ok with changes to content/delivery than actual formatting/visual ones? Like, I can handle if you start writing about your favorite pie once a week, but change the background/layout again and I might cry. haha. :p
HA! No, I’m done with site design for now … I’d love something snazzier, but that will have to wait until I have the time to work with a graphic designer. I have come to accept my limitations! 🙂
It sounds like a lot of fun! I’m so happy that you’ve found a way to handle the high demand without going crazy! I am looking forward to reading the new lists!
Exciting stuff! I look forward to it. 🙂
Oh, and here’s a sibset you might like that I spotted.
Tristan and Andromeda. 🙂
Oh, I LOVE them!
Yay. Can’t wait to see the changes.
Could you please update the master lists? There’s been so many great new name posts that aren’t linked up there!
Absolutely – that’s one of the nagging chores that I’m hoping to get to by making these changes!
You’re fantastic! That is all 🙂
Your plan sounds great! How fun to change things up a little bit – I’m excited to see the list posts and the polls, as well as the updates on names you’ve already profiled… will be fun to see how much things have changed in the past few years (and if any of the commentary previously expressed by readers holds or has changed – I suspect that I may have a different point of view on some of them by now!)
Congratulations again on becoming an aunt!
British American says
Excited for the new changes! 🙂 Glad you’ve figured out a way to deal with name requests without getting overwhelmed and just wanting to quit instead. I especially like the idea of the polls. 🙂