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Comments for Book Blogger Hop for February 25, 2011

Book Blogger HopBook Blogger Hop for February 25, 2011: 02/24/11

Today's question asks if I wish I had chosen a different name for my blog. Sometimes maybe but I've had the same name and site since August 1997.

It's been a while since I've explained the reason behind the name "Puss Reboots" and my moniker "Pussreboots."

Back in 1997 when I was first setting up my site I needed a name for it. At the time Caligula cat was a spry eighteen month old. Like now she liked to keep me company while I was working on he computer. At the time I had a Macintosh clone which had a huge glowing power button right at her eye level. She quickly taught me to save often and early as she was apt to bop that button and reboot my computer.

Since I wanted to do a calico themed color scheme anyways, the pun on "Puss in Boots" popped into mind. Given her ability to reboot my computer, I named the site Puss Reboots.

Later when I converted the website into a blog and set up a Google / Blogger ID to make commenting on blogs easier, I took the space out of Puss Reboots because it's easier type it as all one word. Then I added a Gravatar account, a Twitter account and other social media accounts. It just made sense to keep the Pussreboots "brand" for the Puss Reboots site.

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Comment #1: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 01:52:38

Em (Super Reader Girl)

I'd often wondered about your name! Cute! :)



Comment #2: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:16:15

Pussreboots

Now you know. Happy Friday.



Comment #3: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 01:56:57

Ms C

Aww, I love the story behind your blog's name! Im a new follower, too :)

Feel free to stop by my blog in your spare time.



Comment #4: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:18:15

Pussreboots

Thank you for the follow. Happy Friday.



Comment #5: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 02:14:22

iamjenai

love the story behind the blog name :)

im an old follower - happy friday!



Comment #6: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:24:21

Pussreboots

Thank you. Welcome back.



Comment #7: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 03:38:55

Mystica Varathapalan

I love the way the name came about!



Comment #8: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:24:33

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'm glad you liked my story.



Comment #9: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 03:40:40

Suzannah Burke

Hi and thanks for the follow. I like the reason behind the blog name. My cat plays with my laptop and mouse constantly...I know exactly what you mean about Puss reboots.

I think I may have to get him his own user name...you never know, could go viral...lol.



Comment #10: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:25:34

Pussreboots

There are lots of cats on twitter. He'd be in good company.



Comment #11: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 04:01:06

Mel u

As a fellow cat lover I am hoping you will join us I would like to invite you to consider participating in Irish Short Story Week-3/14 to 3/20



Comment #12: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:30:40

Pussreboots

Thanks. I don't think I have any Irish stories to share right now.



Comment #13: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 05:39:56

Niecole

I love the name!!! Puss Reboots, cute wordplay on the computer reboot and the cat reboots :)



Comment #14: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:32:53

Pussreboots

Thank you. Glad you stopped by.



Comment #15: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 08:34:41

DJL

Just hopping through during the blog hop! What a cute story as to how you obtained your blog name! :D I wish my story could have had more to it than my favorite jacket. Ah, well, some have stories and others are just spur-of-the moment thoughts. Happy reading!



Comment #16: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:33:23

Pussreboots

If I were doing it now, I'd probably be more off the cuff with whatever blog name I came up with.



Comment #17: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 08:43:21

Katie

That's a great story and a good, original and memorable name for a blog. I wish I'd been more original. I'm Katie, my blog is about books (well, mostly books) and so it's Katie's Book Blog. Wish I'd used a bit more imagination there.



Comment #18: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:39:23

Pussreboots

It's to the point. My site didn't start out as a book review site. If it had, I probably would have come up with something different.



Comment #19: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 10:50:30

Jael

That certainly is creative. I was wondering how that relates to books. It's more about your life than anything.



Comment #20: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:40:05

Pussreboots

It doesn't relate to books at all. Back in 1997 this site wasn't a book blog. Brands can change.



Comment #21: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 11:23:46

howard

What's in a name? Everything! A name is a label, a description and a promise. I'm very happy with mine - "Howard Sherman, Implementor" but it was quite a journey to get there.



Comment #22: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:41:12

Pussreboots

I'll be by later. Thanks!



Comment #23: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 12:39:13

Midnyte Reader

Hi there, hopping by. I like your blog name because Puss in Boots is one of my favorite stories.



Comment #24: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 09:49:23

Pussreboots

Thank you. It's obviously a favorite of mine too.



Comment #25: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 12:59:44

Lexie C.

:D Now that I wouldn't have guessed (also its awesome you named your cat Caligula). That's quite a bit of continuity though, my personal blog at Livejournal has gone through at least two dozen different names as my mood shifts.



Comment #26: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:22:25

Pussreboots

Caligula owes her name to my husband. Thanks for stopping by.



Comment #27: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 13:06:05

Bookworm1858

I wondered about your title; it always makes me think of Puss in Boots (and his adorable green eyes in Shrek 2)



Comment #28: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:24:30

Pussreboots

Did you hear that Puss in Boots is getting his own film?



Comment #29: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 14:12:57

Julie

I love the picture of your cat. Our cat, a beauty and little sweetheart looked just like yours and had lovely markings. We lost her in 2008.



Comment #30: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:25:41

Pussreboots

Thanks. You cat sounds like she was nice.



Comment #31: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 16:22:49

Sandra

Haha, that's a cute story! I just followed you and I hope you follow me too! I made my blog less than a week ago, so I really appreciate new followers! Thanks. (^_^)



Comment #32: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:31:02

Pussreboots

Welcome to the world of book blogging!



Comment #33: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 18:51:31

Sarah Says

LOL I like the play on Puss in Boots, it's too cute!



Comment #34: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:33:25

Pussreboots

Thanks. I'm glad you stopped by.



Comment #35: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 19:19:08

The Musings of ALMYBNENR

Awesome name story!

Happy friday!

Amber



Comment #36: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:33:25

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #37: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 21:33:19

Christin

Great story! I've always wondered about your name :-)

Thanks for stopping by Between the Covers! Hope you have a good weekend :-)



Comment #38: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:33:25

Pussreboots

Well now you know. Have a great weekened.



Comment #39: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 22:48:11

Chelle

Ha! That's a funny story. My cat likes to type. But she's not heavy enough to power off my pc. She's tiny. =)



Comment #40: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:36:24

Pussreboots

Caligula likes to type too. Back in the usenet days my sig file was "all typos are the work of my cat." She's actually a tiny cat too but that old computer had a trigger happy power button and she had a lot more energy back then.



Comment #41: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 23:15:29

-petit

So cute! XD The only thing that my dog makes is eat and sleep all day XDDD



Comment #42: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:39:31

Pussreboots

That's basically all Caligula does now in her dotage.



Comment #43: Friday, February, 25, 2011 at 23:58:15

Alex

IT's a really cute story!I love it!!
I think it gave your blog a very original name and a great story to tell! :D



Comment #44: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:41:35

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'm glad you like my story.



Comment #45: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 00:30:36

Vicki S.

Oh wow, that's hilarious! I will admit my own kitty has restarted my laptop a couple times, but that's only because he's walked across it and/or sat on it. Unfortunately my desk is a little small for him to join me up here, so he usually settles for the floor beside my chair, or my bed when I'm typing.



Comment #46: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:44:03

Pussreboots

I've had quite a few computer / cat related glitches over the year. I've also learned to blog with her sitting on my right leg, nestled right next to my laptop.



Comment #47: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 00:57:06

Jezebel Lee

Hopping over. Interesting name, by the way!



Comment #48: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:44:05

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #49: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 00:58:16

Jamie @ Bookerella

Thanks for visting my site! I loved your story about your blog name and I love it, so creative! Following you now! :)



Comment #50: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:45:05

Pussreboots

Thank you for the follow. Happy



Comment #51: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 01:12:37

Maya @ live love laugh and read

Thanks for following :) I returned the follow



Comment #52: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:48:11

Pussreboots

Thank you and you're welcome.



Comment #53: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 01:40:18

Mandy @ Embrace Your Oddities

Thanks for hopping by my blog! Oh, and I absolutely loved the story of how you named your blog. Totally sounds like something I would do :)



Comment #54: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 23:49:14

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'm glad you like my story.



Comment #55: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 02:39:39

Bookgirl

I love your explanation about how you came up with the name! Thank you for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend!



Comment #56: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 19:49:23

Pussreboots

Thanks. Happy blogging.



Comment #57: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 04:32:04

carol

Hi Pussreboots,

I have visions of puss rebooting your computer.

I have a toddler who is quite apt at pressing the off button on my laptop :)

enjoy your weekend
carol



Comment #58: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 19:53:43

Pussreboots

My youngest was really good at marking "all read" in Google Reader. Sigh.



Comment #59: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 05:38:43

BookBelle

I love this name. I must say it caught my attention in the long list of links at Crazy-for-Books. Very cute.



Comment #60: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 19:55:53

Pussreboots

Thank you. It seems to be unique amongst the book bloggers. Happy reading.



Comment #61: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 05:38:58

Cass

It's amazing that you've been blogging for SO LONG! Thanks for the story. Happy Friday (or Saturday)



Comment #62: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 19:57:53

Pussreboots

I've been blogging since 2004. Before that this site was mostly to highlight my web design business back when I was freelancing. It was also the gallery for my 3D art and a photography collection. The book blogging though has taken over.



Comment #63: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 08:07:28

Mary @ Book Swarm

Even though your site didn't start out as a review site, it definitely is one of the more memorable book review names! Love the kitty story.



Comment #64: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 19:59:20

Pussreboots

Thank you. It does make hooking up with bloggers for lunch easy enough. It's funny how we always introduce ourselves by our blog name and then our real names.



Comment #65: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 08:14:19

Juli @ Universe in Words

I love the idea behind your name!! IT's really original!!
Hope you have a great weekend,
Juli @ Universe in Words



Comment #66: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 20:02:21

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'm glad you like it. Hope your weekend is going well.



Comment #67: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 16:47:50

Yvonne

I think it's a great name for a blog!



Comment #68: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 20:04:04

Pussreboots

Thank you. I like it. It suits me.



Comment #69: Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at 16:56:11

Susan (Reading World)

I've been curious about your title and am glad to hear the story behind it. (Makes me wonder how long it's been since I've backed up my files.)



Comment #70: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 20:05:05

Pussreboots

My blog is completely backed up. If my ISP were to pack it in, I could move everything to a new server. It would take a long time as I have about a Gig of website but I could do it. Save early and often!



Comment #71: Sunday, February, 27, 2011 at 11:40:30

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

I love the story of your blog name; definitely appropriate! :)



Comment #72: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 09:47:14

Pussreboots

Thank you. I like it.



Comment #73: Sunday, February, 27, 2011 at 15:06:30

Laura @ I'm Booking It

Cute story! I'm assuming your cat outgrew the computer rebooting stage?



Comment #74: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 09:48:50

Pussreboots

Mostly we've changed computers. The lap tops are much harder for her to reboot and less tempting. They don't have big glowing buttons like the old desktops did.



Comment #75: Sunday, February, 27, 2011 at 23:05:38

Rachel

Love the story behind your name, so cute. Our cat has taught us to adjust some of our habits as well.

Thanks for stopping by this weekend!



Comment #76: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 09:49:30

Pussreboots

Cats do that.



Comment #77: Monday, February, 28, 2011 at 14:10:12

Sarah - Workaday Reads

That's a very cute story. And very logical while still being creative, like most great names.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.



Comment #78: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 09:49:30

Pussreboots

I think creativity needs a little structure.