Name Shift

12 Jan

Many of you may not have noticed the recent change to the name of my blog, but a few of you may have and it’s for those few that I feel a need to explain.

Part of my goal for the blog and website is to grow it. Into what, I’m not sure yet. I personally want a bike jersey and maybe water bottles with the blog name and logo (something else I’m working on) for advertising. I would also like to be in a position to present the blog to bike tour companies for possible sponsoring of trips in return for covering the trip on this blog. Additionally, I would like to have more of a connection with other bike blogs as well as be a general source of bike info.

For any of that to occur I need to have a name that is tied exclusively to my blog and website. In checking recently I found another blog with the same name as mine, For the Love of Bikes. When I picked the name, For the Love of Bikes, I didn’t find anything else with that name – so I claimed it, because I liked it and proceeded with building this blog and website.

It appears the other blog with that name started the same year, 2009. I don’t know which started first, it doesn’t matter. I don’t want to proceed with For the Love of Bikes only to have the other blog challenge my right to use the name and I don’t want to challenge her.

To go forward this site and blog need its own name. All for the Love of Bikes is not used anywhere else: SO I’M CLAIMING IT NOW.

All for the Love of Bikes is now the official name of the blog. Not a big deal or change, but I wanted to explain. Maybe no one has even noticed, if so just move on to the next post. Winking smile

I’ve come up with these “logos” so far; one I created, the others I paid a whopping $5 total for at Fiverr. This logo thing is in its infancy, and as you can probably tell I don’t have a clue about any of this. I have no background/knowledge/experience in doing any of this – blog/website included – but for better or worse it hasn’t stopped me.

Here’s what I have so far, what do you think – any of them any good or should I throw another $5 at Fiverr and get 5 more?

 

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AR Bonnie fiverr logo 8

9 Responses to “Name Shift”

  1. Bobby Carpenter January 13, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    I noticed the same name website 🙂 Good idea fixing that on the front end. So your “name” is (All for the love of bikes) and your web link is (loveofbikes)? I noticed that in the logo’s. I enjoy reading your blog. Specific info on equipment,tech etc would be welcome. Also when you tour the company,shuttles etc would be helpful.

    Thanks
    Bobby

    • Susan January 13, 2012 at 10:30 am #

      Hi Bobby, Thanks for the comment and suggestions. I’m staying with the url loveofbikes because it’s shorter and what I’ve been using for about 2 years. I own it and if allfortheloveofbikes is available to change it would be a hassle and I tried to avoid those. Plus, I think it’s still descriptive and representative of the name – reflecting the core of what the blog/website is about.

      I agree it’s nice when reports include who they use, where they stay, etc. When we use a company, I name them and give a link to their website as a service to the readers – I don’t receive any compensation from the companies and never have. I don’t mention shuttling because it’s part of the tour package and that’s listed in the tour company’s info about the tour. When we rode the KATY trail last year self-supported I believe I described how we got back to our car (train). Regardless, I hope if you or any other reader has a specific question about a tour, you’ll ask in the comments, that way other readers that may have the same question can get the info too.

      Regarding equipment and tech, reviews about equipment/tech I use or have used is one of my plans for the blog this year so I’ll dive in soon with a post about something. Equipment and bike technology is also an area where readers could do a guest post about equipment/tech they use – anyone interested?

      Thanks for the feedback Bobby, I appreciate it.

      Susan

  2. Kim January 13, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    I love the logo that is top right. I’m a sucker for a blue sky and green grass and I just like the “casual” bike. I also like that it has a rack which implies you are riding for a reason and that it’s a girl’s bike:). Good luck on the sponsorships.

    • Susan January 14, 2012 at 9:05 am #

      Kim, Me too – and it’s the one I did. Thanks!

  3. Rick January 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Susan,

    Oops, I had to re-read Kim’s post. I’m sorry but I disagree. I hope I don’t offend but the top right is my least favorite. I think that’s because I don’t like the look of the old fashioned bike. The Pedaler’s Jamboree, which is happening on the Katy Trail over Memorial Day weekend, has a old fashioned sort of picture/logo. While I think the event is neat and I am anxious to attend for the first time, I don’t necessarily like their logo. RE your’s, I would be more likely to put any of the others on the window or bumper of my truck…..and would display the one you created only to support your cause. I wish you well on your endevour. I admit I am a little envious.

    Rick

    • Susan January 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Hi Rick,

      No worries, all opinions are valid and welcome. Thanks for sharing yours.

      Susan

    • Kim January 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

      The Pedaler’s Jamboree is awesome – you’ll love it (even with the old-fashioned logo;) Kim

  4. Brian January 16, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    I like the top left and top right logos. Most of my cycling is commuting and laid back, so I like the laid back picture with the cargo rack.

    • Susan January 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

      Thanks for giving your opinion, Brian, I appreciate it.

      Also, congratulations on your one year anniversary of commuting to work by bike, that’s quite the feat! Best wishes on your 2nd year!

      Susan

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