Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Good-Bye Thing 1 and Thing 2

When I first decided to start my blog, over three years ago, the name "Thing 1 and Thing 2" was a no-brainer.    It came to me immediately and always felt like the perfect choice.  I idolize Dr. Seuss and I have my own little Thing 1 and Thing 2 who are constantly destroying my house.   (It also doesn't hurt that I get over 5000 hits every year on Dr. Seuss's birthday!)

But... as tons of articles began to appear on 'author platform"  and  "branding," I realized I had a problem.  I couldn't be Thing 1 ad Thing 2 here and Three Ninja Pigs on Facebook and scubacor on Twitter!

So, it is time to get my act together.

Good-bye Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Hello...  Corey Rosen Schwartz- Picture Book Ninja!

23 comments:

Julie Hedlund said...

I LOVE it Corey! What a perfect blog title for you!!!

Cynthia said...

I can see you as a Picture Book Ninja. Love it!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Wow gorgeous blog redesign! I will miss Thing 1 and Thing 2 though. Always thought that was a super creative blog title.

Jean Reidy said...

LOVE the new title, Corey! But also love the old one.

Natalie said...

I love the new title and the new look. It's perfect. :) I'm very excited about Three Ninja Pigs! It sounds like the kind of thing my kids would go nuts over.

bildebok said...

Exciting, fresh start and a creative title too!

Cathy M.

Heather Ayris Burnell said...

I LOVE the new title and the new look! And that picture of you, the ninja? Pure awesomeness. I loved the old look too, of course, but good for you for changing it up! Hi-ya!

Tess said...

adorable concept -- but no surprise coming from creative you :)

Beth Stilborn said...

Good for you, for staking your own claim in the creative universe! Great name/look/attitude!

Rebecca said...

I love the new look of the blog, and your new website. They are kick-butt!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I will miss the Things, but the ninja more than makes up for it. Great idea and the right time for it. Best wishes on your launch!

Myrna Foster said...

Sweet! I love your new look! :o)

Elizabeth Stevens Omlor said...

Beautiful site! Congratulations!

Sherrie Petersen said...

I've always been partial to ninjas :)

Christie Wright Wild said...

I LOVE it! The header is gorgeous and the title is just as clever, if not more so, than your Suess-y title. Congratulations on becoming more consolidated. I always love the feeling of being more organized.

Corey Schwartz said...

Thanks so much, everybody!

Susanne Drazic said...

The remake of the blog looks great!

Joanne Fritz said...

YAY for you as the Picture Book Ninja!! I'll miss the Things, but I love the new look.

Miriam Forster said...

Hahahaha. I love it! That pig is frickin adorable.

Congrats on the new site!

Heather's Heart said...

Hi Corey! This is my first time to your blog and I love it!

The name is so cute!

I am happy to be your newest follower and would be humbled if you would visit me when you get the chance. =)


Heather
Heather's Heart

Hardygirl said...

LOVE IT!!! You ARE the Picture Book Ninja. I bow to you.

sf

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Love the new look, Corey! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your newest book. :)

Lauren F. Boyd said...

I like your new website - it looks so good!

And congrats on "having" to change things to be consistent and brand youself! Keep it up!