Same Blog, New Name

After 4 years of blogging, the focus here has inevitably shifted. Instead of talking only about an apartment in India, this blog is now about design inspiration from around the world. I’ve traveled to many places and I love mixing design styles from different cultures together (like Scandinavian + Indian)!

This new name is just catching up with content here, so not much else will change. So then, why even bother with a new name? Well, a few reasons:

1. I think my blog name made some people feel uncomfortable.

People don’t know what a “pied-à-terre” is! It’s human nature to avoid what we don’t know or don’t understand. Plus, we’re all busy. Who wants to waste time? So just seeing a blog name, we make assumptions about what’s there before we click. Will it interest us? Is it relevant for us? What happens if people don’t know what a blog’s name means?

On the other hand, I know some people felt an affinity with the name and it drew them to this blog. Obviously I chose the name, so I felt a connection to it. But for the reasons shared today, I’ve had many second thoughts.

2. People don’t know how to say “pied-à-terre.” Even I mispronounced by own blog name!

I went to the Haven conference last year saying the name of my own blog wrong! Because everyone asked, how do you say that? Continue reading “Same Blog, New Name”

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