Monday, 18 January 2016

Name Change & New Banner!

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Hi everyone! You might have noticed over the past month or two that I've added the title "In the Stacks" to the blog...and now I have a cool banner, too! I'd been wanting to change or add something to the name and banner for a while because I felt like it should reflect the content of the blog better. If you're interested in knowing why I chose to change things the way I did, read on!

"nikkitheknack" is a name I came up with a few years ago and, not being great with titles, I just decided to use that as my blog name when I signed up on Blogger, not realizing I couldn't change the URL.

So I thought and thought for quite a while about what else I could add to my blog name to better reflect the content, and finally, one day, I came up with "In the Stacks". The "stacks" refer to library stacks/shelves, or more accurately, what's in them - books and movies. This name, to me, encompasses the different things I write about on here, including books and movies. I'm very grateful to have such a good library near my house, which allows me to borrow so many different books, movies...even CDs. Libraries are truly awesome.

After I came up with a name I love, I wanted to add some artwork! I've been wanting to jazz up my banner for a while, and I'm so glad I've finally done it, with some help from my dad and sister.

I drew a typewriter because I love typewriters and think they're beautiful (I've been looking for one for years, but I've never found one that's quite right, whether in terms of looks or price) and represent that I write. I also used a typewriter-looking font for the words "In the Stacks" to tie the banner together.

I was trying to think of a way to incorporate a film reel into the picture to represent the fact that I review movies, and it struck me - instead of paper in a typewriter, I could have a film reel coming out!

And last but certainly not least, I have a stack of books and an open book - these represent that I write about books!

I'm really happy with how everything turned out, and the fact that I finally, in my opinion, have a cool banner is exciting for me.

I guess there's only one thing left to say, and that is: Welcome to nikkitheknack's In the Stacks!

What do you think of the new name and banner?


  1. Ahhh! I love your banner - it's perfect!

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I'm glad you like it :D

  2. Love the name and banner so much, Nikki! :D

    1. Ahhh thank you so much, Christine!! :D