I have added a poll to the top left of the side column (<------ that way) with some possible new names for my blog. Since originally it was inspired by the Project365 idea and I have now reached 365 posts, I think I want a more permanent name that better reflects what the blog has become and where it is going. There are around 8 choices listed, but also an option for "Other" - if you have a better idea please leave a comment with your suggestion! :)
Some background on the choices:
References to the "First Coast" are because the area of Florida where we live is known as "Florida's First Coast" because the Spanish first settled near here in St. Augustine (oldest permanent settlement in the United States) and the French here in what would become Jacksonville; since this area was settled first, it is called the "First Coast". (Other parts of Florida refer to themselves as other coasts - Treasure Coast, for example.)
References to Cowford are more obscure but go back to the original name for the city that would become Jacksonville. Prior to being renamed for president Andrew Jackson, the town was known as Cowford because it was the major crossing point over the St. Johns River in Northeast Florida where cows could ford the river (shallow enough here to walk across, though not any longer after dredging for shipping). We make fun of the name Cowford now days, but it has a nice nostalgic feel to it for a blog name.
Other options include references to being based in Florida, etc.
Other ideas are welcome!
I'll leave the poll up for one week and make a decision from there. :)
Thanks for playing! If a reader suggested name wins I will give appropriate recognition and email you a shiny award, haha. :)