Tastefully fueling active transportation

If you’ve really been paying attention, you may have noticed a change in this blog’s tagline last week, from “Normalizing green living,” to “Tastefully fueling active transportation.”

While I’ve been pondering a new blog title for months now (without coming to a conclusion), I settled on the new tagline almost immediately.  While there are many ways that I attempt to live “green,” replacing car trips with human-powered trips and eating a largely local (and homegrown) diet play a major role in my efforts.  Plus, I enjoy writing about said topics.

I chose “active transportation” instead of biking or cycling because, as much as I enjoy biking for transportation, walking is even simpler, and anything that gets you out of the car and moving under your own power works in my book.

The posts here have been skewed a bit toward the food side lately, but that doesn’t mean the biking and walking isn’t happening.  In many ways, biking somewhere doesn’t seem noteworthy to me — it’s just what I do.

That said, I plan to increase my bike-related posts, since I hope to encourage and inspire others to get out on two wheels (or three wheels, or two feet, or whatever works for you), and, despite the fact that I would like biking to be the norm, in this country, it simply isn’t, so there’s plenty of room for change.

Anyway, my hunt for a pithy blog title that captures the spirit of my writing may be put on indefinite hold, as I rather like the original title with the new tagline.  Happy reading, gardening, cooking, eating, and actively transporting yourself to a greener lifestyle!

Blogging in a vacuum

Life these days: bike rides with The Dude, warm fall days in the park, making full use of my new gym membership, settling into the one-nap-a-day schedule . . . .

All-in-all, not bad, but I’m a little blah on the blog.  For me, an important part of blogging is interacting with other bloggers: reading, commenting on, and being inspired by what others are writing.  Keeping up with a toddler doesn’t leave much time for me to check email and write my own posts, let alone stay up to date on the numerous blogs that I enjoy[ed].

I have no idea what’s going on over at Simply Bike, or what the Eco Cat Lady has been saying.  While I have plenty of post ideas, I feel disconnected, with little inspiration to take the time to write.   Although virtual interactions are no substitute for face-to-face relationships, they’re still important, and I feel their absence these days.

What’s in a name?

Although there are many factors that influence your impact on the earth, what and how you eat, and your transportation options and choices, are two big players.  Food and transportation choices also contribute to health, or lack thereof.

Over the past several weeks, I’ve realized that two topics really inspire the posts around here: food and bicycles.  To that end, I’m pondering changing the name of this blog to better reflect the content.

I’ve brainstormed some good title possibilities, I’m just on the fence about whether or not to actually take the plunge.

So, what do you think?  Good idea?  Bad idea?  Neutral?