“Close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades” – Frank Robinson
Some people have asked me how I came up with the name for my blog. Honestly, it was ridiculously hard and somewhat stressful for me. I had quite an extensive list of potential topics long before I settled on a name. Should it be funny? Sarcastic? Blunt? I had no idea where to start since I’d never done this before and before I could even write (well at least before I could actually post anything I’d written) I had to set up the site which meant I had to come up with a ridiculously awesome name. This could be a key factor in determining the success of my blog – talk about losing sleep!!! I ultimately decided that I needed it to be memorable but mean something to me. Finally the term “horseshoes and hand grenades” came to me and it was perfect for so many reasons. Quite obviously there is the meaning behind the original quote itself – there are few things in life where being close to your goal qualifies as a true win. You may learn along the way but ultimately you win or achieve your goal, or you don’t – close doesn’t count. For me this blog is a new adventure where I’m sure to learn a ton of new stuff from others as well as learn about myself, but one thing is for sure, I will find my path and succeed on my new adventures or I won’t, “almost” isn’t going to get me anywhere.
Aside from the meaning behind the term, horse shoes signify luck which I think everyone can use a little of from time to time; and hand grenades, well, they’re explosive. A person lobbing a hand grenade means business – they make a statement and demand attention which is what I sort of feel I need to do at this point in my life and career. So those are a few of the reasons that I chose the name I did for this blog. ~ Alison
What would you do: If you were starting a new blog, what would you call it and what is the significance of that name to you? Share your ideas or links to your own page in the comments below. Thanks for reading!!