Friday, January 29, 2016

What's In a Name? How GLOGIRLY the Cat Blog All Began.

Glogirly & Katie, 2013
Earlier this week on Facebook, we were asked about how the name of our blog came to be. Some of our blogging friends name their blog after a cat, a dog, a place or a funny phrase. There are as many stories as there are blogs. It was such a fun discussion we wanted to share our story with you. 


Once upon a time...
It all started with a girl. Well, actually a boy. The girl fell in love with a boy named Gloman. Ok, so here's a big super secret... the boy's real name iss Tim. But for as long as anyone can remember, long before the girl fell in love with him, he was known as Gloman, a nickname inspired by his last name - Glovatsky. 

So it only made sense that when the boy asked the girl to marry him, she would become Glogirl. 

Fast forward seven years when Glogirl found herself in the midst of a daunting career change. Never having blogged before, in fact never having even followed a blog, she decided the next chapter in her career might involve social media so just maybe it would be smart to start a blog. Kind of a digital playground to learn and grow, become a better writer, photographer and designer.


Glogirly & Katie Kitten, 2005
So the girl went domain shopping. But to her shock, glogirl.com was taken. What??? Well her BFF calls her Girly so she added a Y onto her nickname, purchased glogirly.com and GLOGIRLY, as you know her, was born. Truth be told, she really likes Glogirly much more...it definitely better suits her personality and combines her love for Gloman with her love of being a girl. Even when she's 80 years old, she says she'll still be a girl. Blind optimism of denial...we'll let you decide.


That Defining Moment
The girl had a name for the blog, but she had no idea where to begin or what to write about. Staring at a blank screen, Gloman made a suggestion that in a single moment changed the course of all our lives. He said, "Why don't you have Katie introduce the blog?" 

And so she did. 

And so it stuck.


Falling in Love
The girl fell in love with writing in Katie's voice. She found so much inspiration and humor channeling what she was certain Katie would say if she could. It strengthened their bond, connecting them in a way Glogirly would have never thought possible. But that was only the start.



The Orange Invasion
When the orange fur storm known as Waffles joined the family a few years later, a whole new voice was born. A silly, innocent and full-of-life counterpoint to Katie's no nonsense style of articulate sarcasm. 

The truth is, there's a little bit of Glogirly in each of them. And nothing brings her greater joy than when friends and readers become so entwined in Katie & Waffles' personalities and antics that they forget there's actually a person behind them.


Gloman & Waffles, 2015
Somewhere along the way, Glogirly added a tagline to our blog name. 'Tails of Two Funny Cats & Their Girl.' Mostly as something to help first time visitors know what we're all about. Experts have suggested we add 'Cats' to our URL. And one of these days when you come to visit, you may see that little change in our web address. But not until we catch up on all our catnaps and playtime. Priorities, you know. 


Gloman & Waffles, 2015



37 comments:

  1. I already knew the story, but like a favorite movie or fairy tale, I love to hear it again and again and again...

    Absolutely love the photos with Gloman and Waffles!! And of course Glogirly and Katie are classic beauties!

    Here's to watching your blog grow, evolve and continue making a difference in elevating cat world!

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    1. I couldn't agree more.. that was pretty much what I was thinking.

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  2. Luved seein da pics of y'all and da peeps!

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  3. It's a great story and one that I'm sure you new readers will enjoy and your old readers will nod and smile

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  4. We knew the story too, but loved hearing it again! We also loved "Another Mother" too and that was when we first really got to know you! xxx

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  5. Nothing like a good story well told!

    Love it.

    Always!!!!

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  6. What a cool story! My human says she already knew it, but I never heard it before!

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  7. We love your story! Our mommy will always be a girl too....

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  8. Thank you for posting this - we lurk from afar (and rarely comment as Äiti is useless) and it is great to know some Glo-story.

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  9. How nice to hear the whole story behind your blog, not just the bits and pieces I already knew.

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  10. We already knew the story, but it's soooo good to hear it again ! Purrs

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  11. What a wonderful story. Love the photos. One of my favorite blogs.
    Sue B

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  12. We have always enjoyed hearing the story behind your blog name! And that wicked picked of Gloman and Waffles is pawsome!

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  13. what a great start...we love that story (and all of you)

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  14. Glogirly definitely sounds better than Timgirly
    Lily & Edward

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  15. I already knew how your blog name came about and it is a perfect name for it. The photos are lovely. Gloman has a kind face with laughing eyes.

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  16. Love everything about this story.

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  17. high paws two ewe katie, waffles { if yur bak frum allie's yet } de gurl & de man.....we loved thiz storee & N joyed reedin how yur blog came about :)

    heerz two a bicolor goat fish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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  18. Love this story. And the pictures. We did not know that Gloman was "Tim". Trying to wrap our heads round that. And you left out all the stuff about fake Waffles!!

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  19. HI

    Great post! I would love to read about when Waffles came to join. Can you provide a link for that post please? Thanks

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    1. Hi Hairballs & HIssyfits!
      There's a little history about how Waffles joined us on our 'Meet Us' page : )
      Just click the Meet Us tab at the top.
      : )

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  20. I think this is one of my favorite posts. Love happy beginnings, middles & futures. >^..^<

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  21. I remember that story but I LOVED hearing it again!! LOVE that photo of Gloman!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  22. Well, well, well... I love how the FB conversation I started brought this post about! But even more intriguing, perhaps one day you will share the Waffles story again... Waffles the clip art cat and the Cat Ruler of the World Campaign... I love how you and I will always be connected! Really enjoyed this!! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang!

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  23. Hi Deb! We will absolutely share that story! It's one of our favorites and will forever connect us in such a special way. (((love)))

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  24. We knew the story...but always love hearing it again. :)

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  25. We LOVE this story. WE kind of knew it already, but it STILL makes us smile and feel happy every single time we read it. :)

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  26. So now we know the WHOLE story and we loved reading it.

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  27. That is a wonderful story! Thanks so much for sharing.
    have a wonderful weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  28. Appaws! Appaws! I used to follow you when it was a girl and a cat. MOL!

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  29. Cool story. We love that last photo!

    The Florida Furkids

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  30. We love your pictures and your story. It's so heart warming and real. You always make us smile, laugh, and fill our days with happiness. You all are wonderful! Purrs

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  31. I can remember stumbling upon Glogirly (pre Orange Invasion) and loving the name and Katie's posts. Then I started reading older posts to get to know my new virtual friends and loved the stories about Gloman and Glogirly meeting, and Gloman bringing Katie to the townhouse...and then having a front row seat for the arrival of Waffles! Thank you for sharing your escapades with us!

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