I’ve posted this discussion in the past before , but I really love the question and I felt like revisiting it. So here it is:
If you couldn’t have your current blog name, what would you like your new blog name to be?
I probably would have done Up Late With Kate, because I’ve always had this fantasy of being a late night radio host, spinning my favorite songs and doling out advice to all the lonely heart listeners. But I couldn’t have it now, because there’s a YouTuber who uses it. Later, I forced my friend Courtney to start a book blog because I thought of a perfect book blog name- Abducted By Books. Courtney really took to the idea, and expanded upon it, but she’s not currently blogging (despite my best efforts to guilt her back into it, because her reviews were so good). If I had to make up a new one altogether? Probably Midnight Rêveur, to pay ode to both my midnightness and my love of The Night Circus. I do have a wordpress “blog” under that title, but I’ve never done anything with it because I can barely keep up with this blog.
Why did you choose the blog name you currently have?
I never really considered any other blog name- I was already using The Midnight Book Club title for a book club that I ran online with some friends. I remember doing a quick google search to make sure Midnight Book Girl wasn’t taken, and when it didn’t appear to be, I snagged it. I like the idea of moonlight and books and staying up late to read- plus it’s a nod to The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike (in which a group of dying teenagers gather at midnight to tell each other tales). Believe it or not, I’ve been blogging since September of 2009, which just blows my mind. I still remember being so excited that there were people out there who read even more than I did- and bragged about it! It was love at first sight (or is that site?). I have to give credit to Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon though- that was how I discovered the world of book blogging, and why I started my blog- so I could participate!