I'm having an identity crisis. A blogging identity crisis. When I started this blog nearly 3.5 years ago, I went for a name that I thought was somewhat clever and different. My blog had a fairly unique theme. How many other stormtrooper's wives are blogging out there, after all?
Back then, the name fit. Steven trooped pretty regularly, and the events were varied. I had plenty of things to blog about that fit with the blog's name, and then I could fill in with all the other aspects of life.
Fast forward 3+ years, and life is changed. While Steven is still a stormtrooper, he rarely has time to do it anymore. A demanding job that has him working late fairly often, a youth ministry position that fills a massive chunk of time, and a spot as a church elder has left him with virtually no time to troop. I'm not sure he even checks the 501st Legion's boards anymore. He's even dismantled the Star Wars room and is planning to get rid of a huge chunk of his collection.
Throw in the difficult journey of dealing with a sick pet, my various crafting attempts that I show here, thoughts on housekeeping, cooking, etc., and you have a blog that doesn't fit its given title. I feel as if I should throw in something Star Wars related every once in a while, but that is starting to feel forced. I had an epiphany last year when I tagged along to a stormtrooper event I didn't want to go to, just so I'd have photos for the blog. I was miserable, and a blog is supposed to be fun and not full of obligations. I mean, it's not as if I'm a well-known blogger with a devoted following, making money off of this thing. It's basically just a hobby.
So, I'm going to open this up to opinion. I know a few of you have already weighed in on Facebook. Should I change the name of my blog? Shut it down and start a new one? Keep everything the same? Frankly, I've even toyed with just quitting blogging completely, but it could just be that I need a break from it (or perhaps it's pressure I feel from this identity crisis I seem to be experiencing). I welcome your thoughts. Does a blog's name matter?