Monday, April 13, 2015

What's In a Name?

For anyone who has been following our adventures via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BoatsBeachesAndBars), Twitter (https://twitter.com/BoatsBeachBars) or Instagram (https://instagram.com/boats.beaches.bars), you will have noticed two major developments.



 Firstly, we have dramatically moved forward with our Life Changes and adventures, having spent two glorious in Florida this winter and had an absolute blast! Sharing our travels and excitement being able to connect with so many like minded folks online has been - and continues to be - an wonderful thing. With that in mind, I felt it was time to better define what we are about and, as such have been migrating from my 'Boogabooster' moniker to something that is many times more recognizable with the online world; 'Boats, Beaches & Bars'. Who amongst us couldn't find an affinity with at least one of those three things ;-)


 With our first love being our boat and our boating lifestyle, the new usernames would have to reflect that. So, 'Boats' was an easy one. Even if someone doesn't have a boat of their own, there are many who simply like to look at them and learn about them. Heck, many times I've received comments from people who tell me they are living their boating dream vicariously through our journeys!

 Next, we look forward to and enjoy our winter travels south so much, the term 'Beaches' not only provides an instant, connectable connotation for new visitors to my social media feeds, but it's also something that inspires and motivates me to keep pushing forward with our Life Changes :-) Like the saying goes; 'Life's a Beach' and we love ours :-)

 Finally, the term 'Bars' was something that I initially had reservations about using. Sounded kinda on the skids, if you know what I mean?? But after seeing how much our Facebook followers seemed to like - and 'Like - our pics and stories from Florida and especially Key West, it became a no brainier. Besides, 'Boats Beaches and Bars' has a nice ring too it.

 So, after roughly a month since changing those site names over, I've seen an impressive increase of new followers on each one. So, today was thew day to make the plunge and commit to doing the same on my Google properties, including this Blog, my Google+ profile and YouTube Channel.

 The only reason I've hesitated here is that, I believe, my email address username is going to change as well. Not 100% sure on that, just yet, as Google's info wasn't completely definitive. Time will tell.

 Hope Evonne likes it and I'm able to expand my audience with this change. Time will tell on that one, too . . .

Cheers :-)