DAY TWO – #ThirtyDayBloggingChallenge

Welcome back to the Thirty Day Blogging Challenge! Today’s challenge is –

2. The meaning behind your blog name.


I’ve spoken quite a bit about where my blog name has come from, actually, but it never hurts to go a little more in-depth!

Now I know I have a few readers in the US, and I’m not sure if speed bumps are a thing over there? (I’ve been there, but only in New York City, where the roads are too busy to have speed bumps).

Basically, a speed bump is a man-made obstacle in a road designed to make you slow down a little.

When I got pregnant, one of my parents’ biggest fears was that it was the end of everything I’d aimed for – graduating, a career, my ambitions in the theatre industry etc. They saw it as a stop sign.

It took me a while to come to this conclusion, but once I’d spoken to my lecturers and knew that I wanted to give university my best shot alongisde the pregnancy, I actually said this to my parents – “This pregnancy isn’t a stop sign. It’s a speed bump”.

At the time I was just trying to reassure them – the irony of what I’d just said (y’know, the whole speed bump = bump = baby bump thing) was totally lost on me, until a little while later. It was around the same time that I’d decided to start blogging, as a bit of an outlet for my feelings.

Lo and behold, “The Speed Bump” was born. My pregnancy felt like an obstacle; something with the potential to slow me down – but it was never going to be a stop sign. In the end, my pregnancy – and the blog – also fulfilled the purpose that speed bumps fulfil for cars and their passengers. I don’t like to imagine what my life would be like without SB, and blogging has made me so happy, and opened up so many doors for me.

I think the name is pretty darn accurate.

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

19 thoughts on “DAY TWO – #ThirtyDayBloggingChallenge

  1. baddadu says:

    Works for me – easy to remember which helps! I spend about a month trying to think of a pithy blog name and I’m still not sure I nailed it. #KCACOLS


  2. justsayingmum says:

    aww I always wondered where your blog name came from – nice to know! And well done you on viewing the pregnancy as a speed bump and not as something to stop you following your other dreams #KCACOL


  3. ljdove23 says:

    I think it’s a great name and I always assumed that was the reason for you choosing it. I struggled to think of a name for my blog but then lucked out with a surname that seemed to go well with the subject!! #KCACOLS


  4. min1980 says:

    I love your blog name. Having read a little bit of your story, I guessed that this was the reasoning behind it, and it’s fab! #KCACOLS


  5. tassiedad says:

    I’ve seen your blog tittle around a bit, and assumed it was a pun on the whole baby bump thing. Thanks for enlightening me, and I’m glad that you refused to stop! #KCACOLS


  6. anxiousgeek says:

    I like the name a lot. They do have speed bumps in the US (I just asked my American wife) – actually for the record, the original British name for them is/was Sleeping Policemen but I think that’s an old term for them now lost to current generation. #KCACOLS


  7. Suburban Mum says:

    A very fitting blog name, it’s always nice to find out the reasoning behind blog names and I love yours – it’s very memorable!

    Not much thought went into mine I live in the suburbs and am a mum lol.

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday xx


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