Which, even if you're terrible at math (like me), you know means that my blog just celebrated its fifth birthday. And, holy cow, five years is a long time!
When I first started the blog, I did with the purpose of being a place that I could write short reflections on things I was learning so that my middle school ministry volunteers could read what was on my mind. A lot has changed since then. The blog morphed into more of a place where I can write whatever I want. I left the church I was working at. I moved (a few times). All that to say, I've been thinking that a change to the blog has been due for some time...
I fiddled with layouts, but could never land on one that I liked (or could customize) as much as the one I have now. I tried out a few other blogging services, but decided I had become too accustomed to blogger's format, and didn't care to switch. So instead, I decided to change the name/domain of the site.
For the past five years, my blog has been titled "Part of the Process...". I chose that name for a few reasons: One, I wanted it to reflect how I think. I process. I like to take my time with an idea so that I can educate myself on it, weigh the different parts of it, and arrive at a conclusion only after devoting to it the proper amount of time. And, two, I wanted to show that the ideas and things I was writing about weren't sealed in concrete. In other words, they weren't finished. Even though I landed at one conclusion at the time of the post, I was (and am still) open to future learnings or experiences changing my mind.
The domain name of the site has been johnnysboy.blogspot.com for a much less complex reason. I spent a lot of time trying to think of some clever name, and couldn't. And so, when I got tired of thinking, my dad popped into my head, and I decided that johnnysboy would be clever enough. It was a little vague and still demonstrative of my identity.
But, a few years ago, I began to move away from clever names. I think it was after I left my church and had to pick a new email. I chose my name because I knew it'd be going on resumes. And no one would want to contact someone whose email was firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, I made a twitter (@joshtreece). Eventually, joshtreece became my go to username.
And now my blog will reflect that.
As of today (tonight?), "Part of the Process" and johnnysboy.blogspot.com are no more. Welcome to joshtreece.com.
I hope you'll continue following me as I continue writing about anything that runs through my head...
Hmm... I'm not sure if you'll need to make any adjustments to your google readers. Anyone want to weigh in on that?