Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's in a name?

When I started blogging in December of 2007, it was mainly to share recipes with family and friends. When I chose a name for my blog, “Sonja’s Kitchen” seemed good enough. Since then, I have written some recipes and shared cooking tips and eating adventures.

I’ve been thinking about the future of this blog a lot in the past year. As much as I love cooking, I also love to dine out, drink, travel and share stories. The name “Sonja’s Kitchen” no longer fit my blog as well as when I started it 2+ years ago. Thus began a search for new blog name that would more aptly fit my new blog.

During a girls’ weekend in L.A. last spring, we were eating at IHOP at 3am. My friend Robin took a goofy photo of my gazing longingly at the phrase ”Satisfy the Craving” printed on the menu. At 3am, we were obviously “satisfying the craving” for some greasy booze-sponge type food. The more I thought about that phrase later however, the more I liked it. Finally, I decided “Satisfy the Craving” fits my blog – and the way I eat – perfectly.

I will admit that it wasn’t my first choice. “Satisfy the Craving” is a little longer and a little clunkier than I would have liked. Buying a domain name is no easy task however. Every fun and clever domain name you can think of has probably already been taken. Many are taken by so-called cybersquatters. People buy up domain names and don’t use then, but hope someone will want the URL enough to pay big money for it. As much as I wanted, I wasn’t will to pay big bucks for it…

So, head on over to Satisfy the Craving and stay tuned for dispatches from my stomach.