Olly Writes

Woodwork, writing, walks, DIY and more!

Name Change

Some of you may have already noticed that I’ve again altered the title at the top of this blog. At the time of writing this, it reads ‘OP-J’ and I may well play around with header images and more at a later date to create something more than a few characters of text.

I’ve been feeling as though naming this blog after myself has been a little bit too ‘obvious’ and, over on my Facebook page, it’s become complicated with the addition of the ‘ ‘ Blog‘ added to the end of that. It’s a mouthful and I’m looking to keep things simpler. Facebook still won’t allow me to edit my page – it just ceases to respond whenever I click those particular buttons.

I feel it would be hard to create one heading that covers everything this blog is and will be about – isn’t that what sub-headers are for? – but another idea I had was to rename this ‘Olly Writes’; to paraphrase the former title of Frank Howarth’s outstanding YouTube channel (Frank Makes). But I haven’t yet started ‘writing’ on here in the way that I intend to (creative writing and short fiction) once I take a break from woodworking this winter.

This blog is about me and my interests. Things I would like to share. I’m not currently looking to ‘brand’ myself in any way but if you have any thoughts of your own (even if you dislike the idea) then it would be great to hear from you in the comments. I’m looking to do more with photography, walking, writing and hopefully some travel but I don’t want to distance myself too far from the woodwork and DIY topics that have made this blog what it is.

Olly Works? The Rambling Writer? Wrambling? The Wood Rambler?

Perhaps I could reconsider ‘Life as Olly’, which was a short-term experiment last year on a separate URL.

Thanks for reading. 🙂

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2 responses to “Name Change

  1. justroaming 10/08/2013 at 09:31

    Olly Writes! like you say, similar to Frank’s, and worthy too. Your subjects are diverse and this would allow a degree of diversity.

    I keep my blog distinctly separate from my trading and woodwork website specifically for these reasons, but nothing to stop you posting links from one to the other.

    • Olly Parry-Jones 10/08/2013 at 21:27

      Thanks, Tom. I’ve already begun trialing it as the new title for my Facebook page – strangely enough, I can edit that information using the Android app but not on my computer, which suggests a possibly compatibility issue with my chosen browser (Firefox).

      I only deleted my other blog because it went too far off tangent and I wasn’t comfortable with where it was heading. So, in some ways, it’s beneficial to start a fresh site, as opposed to trawling back through and manually removing unwanted posts.

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