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Explain how you choose your blog’s title and what it means to you.

I didn’t choose a title for my blog when I started writing because I wasn’t really thinking of a blog per se, but rather a writing area, replacing the traditional diary or journal. I never thought that my writing would attract readers, I was writing for writing’s sake and to exercise my inner anxieties. On the other hand, my blog’s title, laurieanichols, is precisely what my blog is all about, me. So in that vein my blog’s title is completely apropos. It’s my blog and I can write what I want to, whine if I want to, complain if I want to, more or less do what I want to with my blog.

I have found that in the past two years I have wanted to share more and more of myself with my newfound community of WordPress friends. The relationships that I have built over these various posts that I have written in response to prompts and organically generated have become very important to me. This is the best gift that writing has given me, an online fellowship with other writers from all around the world. Moreover, the letting go of excess stress and anxiety just by writing it down is a blessing in and of itself. This is the best thing that I have ever done for myself, well this and walking; another form of therapy albeit physical therapy.

I have another blog which I did title, A Progressive’s Thoughts, where I write about my political thoughts in the form of comments I make on articles and blog posts that I read on the Huffington Post. The title that I chose is precisely what it says, it’s my thoughts on political questions and situations and I consider myself a progressive, hence A Progressive’s Thoughts; pretty self-explanatory.

I’m happy with my two blogs, they are my outlets for my thoughts and opinions and a place that I get to interact with wonderful people who are my friends.