I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Whats in a Name?

Aidan has been looking for a name for his blog and in the process of asking for some inspiration from his readers, he asked why our blogs are called what they are. I started to answer the question in a comment but as I was doing it I realsied it might take a little while, so I thought I would hop over here and post why.

So why Electric Weekend?

Well, Electric Weekend, is technically the name of the design “partnership” I have with my housemate Craig. We both wanted somewhere to showcase our work, and maybe as a point of contact for any free-lancing work we can get. We wanted a name that was ‘dynamic’, interesting, unusual and well just original. So the brainstorming began, and it lasted a while, two months to be precise. We started to throw ideas around but weren’t really coming up with much, those of you who have done it will know how hard it is to come up with something that matches those criteria. Anyway, randomly we were both looking through some design books looking for inspirationa nd stumbled across two pieces of work. One included the word Electric and the other Weekend. We put them together, and well thought it sounded pretty cool. we lived with it for a couple of weeks, before we made the jump and bought the domain.

So how is this relating to my blog?

Well, I always wanted a “proper” hosted WordPress blog, well when I say always I mean for the few months leading upto buying the domain. As the domain was being shared, we split it into two one for me and one for Craig. Now initially my domain was going to be for my portfolio, as Craig has used his, but I felt like I wanted to use it for a blog as well. So this blog, as we now know it, was born, sadly the portfolio section has never come to fruition, but there are plans for something.

Now, I never really expected to call my blog Electric Weekend, but over the months and after flitting through a few different names, I decided to just mane it after the domain. It’s made a bit of a difference actually, it feels like this is where my blog belongs, no other domain, just this one. I’m not sure what Electric Weekend means at the moment, but I know I want it to mean and become a place people can converse, read, respect each other and most importantly for me be a place I can share my faith and beliefs.

4 responses

  1. That was pretty interesting actually. I had no idea about Craig’s site, do you still have the “partnership” with him?

  2. Technically yes, altohugh we have never actually had time to do any work together. We have had two or three offers but we had to reject them on the grounds of Uni work takes priority atm. Hopefully soon we will be able to accept a few briefs. What with the fact that I have finished my dissertation now! 😀 I’m trying to get Craig to start a blog as well, it’s just a case of himf inding time!

  3. yeah this can be pretty time consuming, just because it is so addicting! I would love to see some of your work, other than this blog of course!

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