Once upon a time two tweeters met on twitter. They talked they laughed and they got to know each other better. They also had blogs. Each their own and they were proud of those blogs. Then one day one blog went down and the other was sitting silently with no update. The down blog was about to be reborn but a skype session happened and two people had the same idea:
We will have one blog together.
One of the first things that needed to be done was to find a name for it that worked for both of us. It needed to be cool and show who we are… and it should not be to long.
What followed was an international skype brainstorming session over many days. It showed so many directions that the outcome was for both of us a surprise
But see for yourself:
barryck: am on a badass brainstorming now..I was thinking about something else…wait… are you ready to conquer the world with me?
Mirijam: haha … sure …. wanted to ask you something but you first..
barryck: we’ll make a crew.
barryck: now ask me something ha!
Mirijam: yeeeeeeeeeees! Yesterday I was thinking the same thing
Mirijam: I looked at your blog and thought you could reinvent it together with me
And this short convo led to the big brainstorming session for the name…
barryck: I will submit to you some categories names.. social media – Charity – laughs corner – Tech – Guest Posts – daily category featured
Mirijam: life’s fruits
barryck: social media – Charity – laughs corner – Tech – Guest post – daily – life’s fruits – Reviews
Mirijam: Mirijam Rosenast – glitterglitzer
barryck: Barryck Rifki – BarryckR
Mirijam: bowl, fruits, bar, glitter bar, twitter litter
Mirijam: glitterbar bowl
Mirijam: Switzerland, Dijbouti
barryck: mixedfruits.com ?
barryck: let’s do it baby
But as things go, that was wayyyyy too fast and easy right? LOL… so on it goes…
Mirijam: fruitandmixednuts.com (@SuuperG came up with it)
Mirijam: and hear me out on it….
Mirijam: don’t say no yet!
Mirijam: the fruits of our work
Mirijam: and the mixed nuts are all the ppl who will guest post
barryck: :) am in
barryck: fruits and mixed nuts corner
barryck: certified twittaholic, now what?!
barryck: funny, very professional
So we chose a name right…. ? Right?…
barryck: we need to talk about: 1st posts promotion (we are totally ok with the domain name yeah?)
But then again… There is always something that does not click…
barryck: delirium, delire in french
Mirijam: Yeah what? sigh?
barryck: I heard you sigh
Mirijam: you are in a delirium?
barryck: what about our twitter name?
barryck: same as the blog?
Mirijam: OK what else? nutsblog
Mirijam: fruitandnutblog is available
What could possibly go wrong? –> The name was to long to be a twitter handle…. So off we go again… LOL
barryck: two of us, team, conquering together
barryck: partners in crime, http://www.renegade.com/
barryck: flushing beaver!
Mirijam: tad renagade
barryck: 2cre8 @2cre8, to create
barryck: haha! It sounds more of a dance crew! gangsta shit! yadadamean! Askaaronlee -> just went easy in his brainstorming session
Little brothers gave some inputs… But they were battled off…
Mirijam: neri niemand, yoko toyo, dancing
barryck: funarena.com dont say no will expand
barryck: fun = fun having fun writing, arena= soldiers, maybe a dance stage, etc..
barryck: but its more like a funny blog yeah.. http://ballamaya.com, http://bilemaya.com
barryck: i dont know… brainstorming
barryck: maya spot
Mirijam: escape in French
Barryck: Echapper is a ballet dance step
Mirijam: I love cats
barryck: echapper you have chat
barryck: chat = cat
barryck: echater, its a mix of escape and cat
We are getting there but not yet… LOL… 5 minutes later
Mirijam: very cool!
Mirijam: we keep it!
barryck: my fiance found it, does it mean she is smarter than me now? hummmm
Mirijam: Maybe not smarter but definitely faster. ;-p
Mirijam: it is perfect I came up with the words and you guys mixed them right! Fantastic. kiss her!
Barryck: she kisses back muaaah
And that was how the XCapedCat became our blog pet. Where it lives happely ever after…