Thank you, thank you, but there's really no need to make a huge fuss. It's just — Ok, go ahead and celebrate all you want. This is exciting stuff, after all!
Yes, a year ago today I published my very first post on Too Hick To Be Square. That was a pretty big day for me, starting something new and very different from anything I'd tried before. But as you can see, it's turned out pretty well since then!
Since it's the anniversary of starting Too Hick To Be Square, I thought it would be fun to talk about where the name came from, something I've never really talked about before.
First of all, although the idea of blogging about my family and about the things I find funny was my idea at first, the name itself was someone else's brilliant idea. That happens to me quite a lot, actually. My siblings will suggest something for me to write a post about, and most of the time I do. (Thank you, siblings.) So although I might be the one writing the words and stringing them together into grammatical sentences, I get a lot of help and inspiration from my family.
The name of this blog was one of those things, and it was originally Mom's idea. She got the idea from the name of an 80's song she remembered from way back when called Hip To Be Square. And yes, to me the 80's are way back when.
The name is what officially made my blog a thing, because at the time I was still not sure about having a blog and didn't know what I wanted to write about for sure. Too Hick To Be Square turned out to be more than just the name for what I'd write, but also a general idea of what I would write about.
In fact, naming this blog was a real breeze. For my other blog, Under Cover Agents, I and my co-blogger Mountain Gal had to think long and hard about what we wanted to call it. The name for Too Hick sparked one of those amazing inspired moments when I could picture everything I wanted to do on the blog. And I've never reconsidered the name either. It's too good a name to change.
Plus, it's true. We are too hick to be square.
So that's where the name for Too Hick To Be Square came from. Since the day I started one year ago, I think I can say I've had amazing success, way beyond what I expected when I started. Today I have 68 published posts — all that in just one year!
Thank you for sticking with me and Too Hick for this past year. It's been a heck of a journey, with a few bumps along the way for me, but I've enjoyed it. And I'm looking forward to being able to look back next year and the year after at how far Too Hick To Be Square has come. Hopefully you'll still be reading these posts then.