We have a new name!

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Hello to all the followers of this site,

This is a shout out to all those who have noticed that “Silver Linings” has undergone a name change and are probably wondering why. “Silver Linings” is now officially “What Life said to Me”.  If Shakespeare was around he’d probably say “What’s in a name?” and shrug it off. Apparently a lot (to me)!

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When I created this site , the last thing on my mind was the name which many would say ideally should have been the first. All I wanted to do then was to begin writing; I had neither the patience nor the creativity required to choose the Site Title. After a few random ideas, I settled for “Silver Linings” simply because it was positive and I just couldn’t come up with anything else. I decided I would come back to it sometime in the future.

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Six months into blogging and writing posts on parenting, travels, random thoughts and experiences, it felt like something was missing. I couldn’t relate to the name I had given my blog. But I still had absolutely no idea what I wanted to call it. So, I ignored the feeling and carried on writing.I looked at the titles fellow bloggers and found some titles truly endearing ” Diary of a would- be novelist”, “Pages from a book I’ll never write”, “You can do it”…and I hoped one day I’d find my name too.

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A year later, last night to be precise, “What Life said to Me” was born and in a moment, it felt so me. A connection had been made. With all due respect to greatest writer of all times, I had to disagree with him on his idea of the importance of a name. This name made me feel like I was talking to my readers. It gave my writing direction and it kind of tied every post and poem that I had written so far under one big umbrella.

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For all those readers who do not like the change, please know that nothing else has changed other than the name. The writer and the writing remain the same. To you I say, pray remember Shakespeare’s words “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet”. 🙂

Now, for the the third category of readers, those who haven’t noticed the change. That’s perfectly fine. Consider this post a FYI :).

Now to all the readers, irrespective of which category you fall into, welcome again aboard  “What Life said to ME” . I felt I owed you an explanation on the name change, hence this post. Please continue showering your likes on this blog and sharing your opinions on posts because thanks to readers like you this blog is alive.

Wishing all of you a wonderful rest of the week.

Cheers,

Smitha V

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30 responses to “We have a new name!”

  1. mukhamani Avatar

    I have just come across your blog and I am really liking you way of writing and expressing yourself 😊. I am sure I will enjoy reading your other posts. Regards

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much for the appreciation Mukhamani. I do hope you enjoy reading my older posts and I live upto your expectations.💓 Warm regards

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  2. Bhavana Avatar

    Nice name..glad you found name which you can relate with your writings.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes…finally 🙂 It makes so much more sense to me now. Am glad you liked it.

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  3. Jeni G.J Avatar
    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Jeni:) for the thumbs up on the name 🙂

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      1. Jeni G.J Avatar

        My pleasure. I have lots to read in your blog.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Hope you enjoy reading the posts. Looking forward to hearing from you when you begin reading them:)

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  4. Namrata D Prabhakar Avatar

    Are you living in UAE??

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      1. Namrata D Prabhakar Avatar

        I am also living here. You are doing beta reading I think

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          That’s great to know Namrata. No I am not. What’s that?

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          1. Namrata D Prabhakar Avatar

            My mob no is 0554583239.

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  5. Moushmi Radhanpara Avatar

    The moment I clicked on the site, I thought something was different, and the post cleared it.
    I kind of like this change, says a lot 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Moushmi☺. Yes wanted to clear the ambiguity for anybody who noticed. Happy that you’re able to relate to it.

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  6. E R Kendrich Avatar

    Love your new name and it expresses what you write about perfectly. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much. You’re one of those readers whose opinon I consider extremely valuable. So your comment gives me a lot of comfort. Thank you☺❤

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  7. somisandy Avatar

    “Silver Lining” was short and sweet and as u said its a positive wording . “What Life said to Me” creates a curiosity in the readers mind to know more on your thoughts and insight. I am an ardent fan of your writings. Glad you found a title that connects you.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Sowmya for reading my posts and currently for sharing with me the impact of the title on the reader. That’s such an important aspect you pointed out. Happy that I’ve been able to make you stick on☺

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  8. Andrei Avatar

    I like your site’s new name Smitha. Just like you, in my desire to impose coherence to the style and theme of my writings and the ideas I wanted to share to the world, I’ve also changed my site’s title, and guess what, not just twice but thrice already! 😉

    It only shows how much you wanted to bring out the best from your site to offer to the world and us, your fellow blogger-friends. Change is a sign of growth.

    Btw, happy 1 year of blogging. I’m glad to be a part of your community. I love your site.

    Wish you more years of bringing messages of hope and encouragements to the blogosphere.

    All the best!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hey thanks Andrei. I thought I was the only one who hadn’t thought well enough about the title. It’s good to know you went through the same path. So you’ve done it thrice…which means I have still 2 more to go😀. Like you said, that’s what growing and changing is all about. I like ‘ Thought Avenue’. Thank you for such positivity and encouragement on the new title. I do feel a lot less hazy now☺. All the very Best to you too!

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      1. Andrei Avatar

        You’re welcome Smitha.

        Yeah, my site title have transitioned initially from “Odds and Ends” to “Simply Writing” and (hope finally) to “Thought Avenue:Speak your mind”. And my community has been so supportive of me on all those transitions. I am just blessed to be part of such an awesome blogging community ☺

        Keep the awesome posts coming. You’re doing great!

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes, this community is extremely warm and kind. Thank you again for the support. We’re all learning so much from each other here and that’s just amazing. Wishing you all the best on your blogging journey Andrei.

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          1. Andrei Avatar

            Same here Smitha 😊

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  9. Untraveled Routes Avatar

    It’s great that you found what you were looking for 💛💛
    Cheers, Charu

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Charu☺ Yes it is! Thanks for visiting. Xx

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks a lot Gourav for seconding the choice. It makes me feel better.☺

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  10. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    I’m glad you’ve found a name that you feel fits Smitha – and it seems a very appropriate one to me.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Andrea. I am so happy you think so too and you saying “it’s appropriate” clears any doubt I may have had post the change. Now all I need to is to focus on writing. Thank you❤

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