Monday, 1 June 2015

#BEDJ - What's In A Name?

I've been blogging for nearly two years now but I don't think I've ever gone into much detail about where A Curvy Cupcake got its name. The Curvy part is self explanatory but this Cupcake has a backstory.

Take a seat! I may ramble on.



Many moons ago I was a regular at gigs across the country. When you spend 3+ days a week in the same environments you see the same faces and because of that I made a lot of friends in the music industry. From day one I was a pal and I was rarely seen as anything else. I was happy with that but everyone once in a while I'd become the centre of someones attention. On one such occasion, when something happened, the someone told his friends and they laughed at him for "pulling a cupcake" because I was chubby and didn't compare to their regular girls.

It was at this time I started to hide away. I went on a 300 calorie diet and shed a lot of weight. I became quite unwell and for what? Because some idiot musician called me a Cupcake.


This stuck with me for a long time. I lost confidence, I lost friends and I stopped having fun. So a few years later when I decided to start blogging I wanted to come up with a name that would turn that lingering negative into something positive. Into a symbol of strength, love and confidence. 

And A Curvy Cupcake was born.




Now the idiot musician is the last thing that comes to mind when I hear the word Cupcake. Now it is my blog. It is me. It is part of who I am, how far I have come and how many amazing people I have met on my journey. 

In a way I have The Idiot to thank for that. But I think I'd rather thank myself. And all of you who have helped and supported me on my way.



Do you have a blog?
How did you come up with the name?


(This is DAY ONE of my Blog Every Day In June Challenge. Check here for the original post.)

7 comments:

  1. I love this, what a wonderful way to turn it around. To me cupcake is something lovely and sweet and that I'd always choose to spend some time with, so perfect for you! xxx

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    1. Aww bless you... thanks lovely! xxxx

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  2. Kathryn took the words right out of my mouth - I was just about to say that cupcake, to me sounds like a compliment and a term of endearment. A cupcake is a nice treat and who doesn't smile when they see a cute cupcake?

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  3. I love you, and I love your blog, name and all! Cupcakes are delish, just like you, and what a knobber.... That is all! 😘 So glad that blogging has allowed me to meet beautiful people like you xxxxxxxxx

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  4. Aw you are beautiful sweet gorgeous cupcake! And I want to be called cupcake now too! All the love 😍

    Curvesncurlsuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love how you've taken something so negative, made it your own and turned it into something fantastic! Love your name and love your blog!

    C x
    curvygirlthin.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Great blog name. Cupcakes are definitely a treat, with all the pretty piped icing

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