The Story Behind the Name?
When there’s a blog, there’s a name. When there’s a name, there’s a reason. When there’s a reason, there’s a story. There is always something to be told about a name. Where did the name come from? What was the inspiration? Every blogger should know that there is always something behind the name.
I have struggled sticking to a name that was going to always stick. When I first started blogging, I took whatever I thought of first and just ran with it. I ended up making the mistake twice and it caused many issues for me. I knew I had to sit down and plan. I had to gather my thoughts and decide what was going to work and what wouldn’t work.
I had the idea to do something with arrows. Long story short, life likes to get in the way and stuff happens. I have gone through some hardships but I was fortunate enough to overcome and beat everything. While in this period of my life, I came across a quote that became very close to me.
“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.” – Anonymous
This quote stayed as a reminder to keep going, like an arrow does when shot. When I had that thought, I was onto something. I was coming up with something new and better that was going to stay. However, how I could I take this quote and turn it a simple, yet original idea?
As I explained, the quote was a reminder to keep going in the right direction. I knew I had to take that and turn it into something into something simpler. I didn’t know how to simplify it, but then I remembered one other quote:
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
When I remembered this quote, all I had to do was take “keep moving forward” and change it to “keep reading forward.” I believed it represented everything I wanted my blog to be. A way to move forward, with books!
Overall, Keep Reading Forward was born from life’s hardships and to be a way for me to keep going, Every story presents an adventure, and from that adventure, a way to escape life. It was also a way to keep moving in the right direction. Always remember, Keep Reading Forward!