Daily Prompt: Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.

Well the answer is quite simple.  I started the blog a few years back on another blogging platform and then moved over to WP.  I started because I desperately needed a sounding board.   The blog was started when I was in the depths of a seriously bad bout of depression and a friend suggested a try blogging.  It was good advice and I have been blogging ever since.
Why the name? Well, “Hope” is for me to remember that no matter how dark it gets, there is always hope.  I gave myself a little star for surviving that bad state of depression, but I could not continue giving myself a star every time, so the star is there for every time I see hope through the dark and survive.
“The Happy Hugger” and the “hugs* is because I am a very affectionate person  and I always feel so empty just leaving a comment without saying “ok, good bye then” so I decided to leave *hugs* when I leave someone else’s post that I have commented on.  Unfortunately the *hugs* aren’t always taken up the correct way, so now I only leave *hugs* on another blog when I know for sure it is not a problem for that person and then of course when you come and visit my blog and comment, you will ALWAYS, but ALWAYS get a *hug* because I luvs ya :)

photo credit: Wooly Matt via photopin cc

100 thoughts on “Why?

  1. Well, if that isn’t just the cutest little picture ever!!!! I adore your blog and you bring brightness and joy to each day. Sorry that it started out due to depression but, I hope that it helps to know that you are making a difference in other people’s lives. Sending very big hugs back your way.

  2. I started my blog for therapy reasons too, amazing how helpful it can be huh? Also, I was shocked to read that some people didn’t take the *hugs* the right way…weird? I dig it :)

  3. That’s a really good thing. I think I chose my title simply because I always end up blogging things that are a bit back dated, over and done with. Hence backblogger. It’s very Cancerian of me.

  4. It is too cute that the white-faced kitty has a heart on its nose. My son takes meds for depression. It’s not a dark depression anymore, but he still has issues with motivation and looking toward a future. It seems to be a lonely condition as there is nothing I can do to make it better for him…except hugs.

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  6. :) that’s so kind .. I’m a little shy (really, even if this doesn’t seem to be so at first sight) but I really enjoy your *hugs* :) your blog title is so positive and friendly, I like it!

    And there’s yet another thing we have in common. Before starting my first online diary on my own homepage, I wrote a diary in a “depression community” together with other people who suffered from depression. That was my first experience with writing about my thoughts and feelings online and sharing it with others – and it helped a lot! and still does ..

    Hugs to you :)

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  8. This has got to be the sweetest picture ever! I’m glad I found your blog and I do enjoy reading it. It’s always interesting to see how people come up with their blog title. It made me a little sad to hear that some people don’t take the “hugs” in the right way. Never stop writing and never stop giving out your *hugs*.

  9. I remember at first there was quite a little bunfight about the hugs you and others who copied you started distributing – but then people got very passionate about things on that forum, didn’t they? :)

  10. CanNOT imagine anyone objecting to hugs… it’s not quite my style or comfort zone to pass them out here, I’m generally not the touchy-feely sort… but gosh, how could anyone object to a hug from a blogger?

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  13. Blogger “hugs” are what keep me going sometimes, so I love your title and your signature. On the other hand, I’m not a real-time hugger. I suppose it all depends on how you are raised.

  14. Awww.. Now who would refuse hugs from you.. You really come across as a very warm and affectionate person so am not surprised you feel like giving *hugs* to everyone who comes by at your space.. :-)

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  16. *huggs* I especially liked your name *huggs* Anyone misinterpeting your name is ………, ……….. I didint have words. I started with fb after I lost the love of my life, the reason for living, and then I met you on your blog and I want to thank you for talking to me. I read you first and love the beautiful pictures you post. Hope for you to be a very happy hugger. Love you.

  17. that was supposed to say, it looks like…lol
    and I wanted to add, I love the * part of your blogging name, what a sweet way to remind yourself of the strength and hope you have…as long as you have hope, you’ll get through it all just fine!

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."” C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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