Friday, November 4, 2016

The Glow Behind Glogirly - How the GLOGIRLY Cat Blog Came To Be

Glogirly & Katie, 2013
Not long ago on Facebook, we were asked about how the name of our blog came to be. Some of our blogging friends name their blogs after a cat, a dog, a place or a funny phrase. The stories behind the names are fascinating. It was such a fun discussion we wanted to share our story with you. Now some of you who've known us for awhile have probably heard this story, so we made sure to throw in some very handsome photos of Waffles and Gloman for you. And of course, some classic Katie too.

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 is 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 by default.

Fast forward seven years when Glogirl found herself in the midst of a daunting career change. Never having blogged before, in fact never having 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. She thought it would be a nice digital playground to become a better writer, photographer and designer.

Glogirly & Katie Kitten, 2005
So the girl went domain shopping. But to her shock, was taken. What??? How could there possibly be another Glogirl? Suddenly she had to reconsider her whole identity.

Since her BFF calls her Girly, she added a Y onto her nickname. She purchased and GLOGIRLY, as you know her, was born. Truth be told, she really likes Glogirly much definitely 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 or stubborn denial...we'll let you decide.

That Defining Moment
So the girl had a name for the blog, but she had no idea where to begin or what to write about. While she sat staring at a blank screen, Gloman chimed in with a suggestion that in a single moment changed the course of 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 blew into the Townhouse 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 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


  1. What a sweet stories behind the names =^x^=
    I love it

  2. My human never tires of hearing the story of the blog!

  3. We always love hearing this story,xx Rachel and Speedy

  4. We don't get tired of the story either! Our mommy will always be a girl too....

  5. We loved your story. What a sweet family - thanks for sharing with us all.

  6. Love your story and those pictures of Waffles and (Gloman?) loving it up are priceless.

  7. What a great story! I love your pictures. The ones with Waffles and Gloman are awesome.

  8. It's nice to revisit your sweet story and see the beautiful photographs.
    Happy weekend!

  9. We have always loved your story! ❤️❤️

  10. You were suppose to start, Once a pound of time. That's not Tim, that's Gloman
    Lily & Edward

  11. "articulate sarcasm." Yep. That's Katie. Though she's pretty good at that LOOK that would wither anycat but the oblivious and clueless Waffles :)

  12. We love this story. No matter how many times we read it we still smile. Love LOve LOVE the photos of Gloman and Waffles. I just don't know how I much more cuteness I could handle.
    I really don't know if I could handle the word "cat" WOOF WOOF WOOF -oops sorry. Every time I hear that C word I have to bark.

  13. What a great story, and wonderful photos, as always. Whenever we read the blogs, when written from the cat's point of view, we always see the cat and forget about the human. We think that is quite a testament to all the great bloggers out there. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  14. I know there's a human behind the blog, but it's so much fun to go along with the pretense Katie's the main blogger and Waffles chimes in now and again.

  15. We knew this story...but loved reading it again. :)

  16. We knew the story already, but we love to hear it again and again. Purrs

  17. Love it! I think I heard it before, but this is very concise and says it all! We're glad you found your, er, Katies voice! And Waffles too!

  18. That's a great story!
    Thanks for sharing...

    Noodle and crew

  19. It's fun to hear these stories over and over again


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