That is a great question.
And a funny story.
The first blog I ever read was Dooce.com...and it turns out the blog's author, Heather, made up the word from scratch. So I drew upon the only word I had ever truly created from scratch:
It dates back to junior high for me. My friend Hannah and I
Being the innovative 12-year-olds that we were, Hannah and I came up with a new term to replace "thrift store" in 6th grade fashion conversation: Spidatter.
|I'm on the far right, Hannah's beside me, and those two little pissed off midgets are our little sisters. I think it goes without saying that we did not lack anything when it came to good fashion sense and personal style.|
Allow me to illustrate:
Mean Girl #1: Oh hey I actually like that shirt you're wearing. Where'd you get it?
me: Huh? Ummmm...just this little store... It's called Spidatter.
MG1: Where? I've never heard of that.
me: Oh it's a really—really—small boutique...probably like an hour away...
MG1: Is it invitation only?
me: Yah...I think so. I mean, totally...
Lots of honesty woven in there.
Point being, that is where the name Spidatter truly originated. Now it stands to represent anything and everything that I create from scratch as I learn how to own up to my passions and find freedom in the creative life. I hope you'll join me as I struggle (in a good way) to become brave enough to live creatively.