Being a part of this delightful blogging community has its perks. One such being the constant o'er'bundance of contests.
And we all know I LOVE those.
However, this one is slightly different from all the rest. Sure, there's a prize, but this contest is about more than just winning [a signed copy of Possession by Elana Johnson!]
This contest is for something quite more portentous. I'm talking about identity, folks.
Abby Fowers over at Something To Write About is celebrating 200 (approximate) followers with a contest for a suitable pseudonym for herself.
Pretty genius in my opinion. I'm all for getting people to use their creativity for my own benefit. They always say that there's power in numbers, right? Right. I'm tempted to join her. Maybe I will. Naming minions, unite! *cough* Where was I?
As for the contest itself, it's fairly simple as contests go. Just come up with a name and submit it in a comment to her contest post during the contest period--November 1st to 15th--and let the voters do the rest.
I don't know about y'all, but coming up with names is one of my weaker points. I rely heavily on stealing names from real people or random name generators. Baby books are also a big help.
In the end, it doesn't matter how you get the name, it just matters that it makes you happy and fits the character.
But that's what's so awesome about this contest: we're actually naming a real, live, human person! And she isn't a baby! Isn't that keen? (Wow, just had a total word-flashback due to the amount of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries I've been watching lately. Great show by the way.)
So get to thinking and come up with names that you think will be simply perfect for Abby! I know I will be! And follow that link up there to find out all the true-blue details that I forgot to include, because I'm sure there are some. My memory isn't what it used to be. Or is it?