Rebranding my blog

Heya, everyone! I decided to do a slight rebranding of my blog. I changed the name and gave it a little bit of a makeover. I’m super happy with how it turned out! I just hope that the change doesn’t cause too much confusion. I wanted to send out a post letting everyone know so that you wouldn’t be confused when you saw my blog’s new name.

I changed my blog’s name from “The Nikki Theorem” to “Navigating Darkness.”

So…what’s in a name?

I have blogged under the name “The Nikki Theorem” for a handful of years now. I was proud of myself for coming up with what I thought was a clever name. Not only did it include my name, but it also implied that I like either math or science (both are true). I hoped that people caught my reference, at least.

When you hear the word “theorem,” I thought it was safe to assume that people would either think of equations in math (i.e. the Pythagorean theorem) or the many theories in the world of science. That, or Big Bang Theory, which I love and was admittedly watching when I thought of the name. Not only that, but if you consider the word “theory,” I thought it was a good fit because I share my thoughts on products that I review.

My blog’s name was personal, in a way, but it still wasn’t really clear. I felt as though it was too open to interpretation, and I didn’t want to assume that it would suggest anything I mentioned above (interest in math or science, or about product reviews). What if someone thought I actually blogged about math, science, or technology? Would people even know what a “theorem” was? Was the name difficult to pronounce? Would they just think of Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter when they came to my blog?

“The Nikki Theorem” was a name that I created before I decided to start writing about mental health. I figured that I had a good opportunity to make a change. Plus, I don’t even go by the nickname “Nikki.”

“Navigating Darkness” may not still be entirely clear, but I think that it fits better with my mental health theme.

I came up with “Navigating Darkness” because, after I sought out professional help for my mental illnesses, I realized that it will always be a part of my life. The darkness will always be something that I have to face and attempt to overcome on a daily basis. It will always be something that I have to navigate through in order to continue on the road to recovery.

I decided to go with a nice blue color, and I thought that the mental health awareness ribbon would be a nice touch!

Please let me know what you think in the comments. And, as always, many thanks for visiting my blog!


My name is Nicole, and I’m very happy that you decided to stop by and visit my blog! I write about mental health, and I post the occasional product review. I’m most passionate about writing, mental health advocacy, and gaming. My husband and I live in the South with our five tabby cats and two parakeets. If you ever want to connect with me, please don’t hesitate to visit my Contact page.

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  1. July 27, 2018 / 10:47 AM

    I like this name change. It is more universal if you don’t mind me saying. And yes, it is always a part of our lives but it’s more about the journey through it.

    PS I always thought ur original name was a reference to The Big Bang Theory lol

    • Nicole
      July 27, 2018 / 11:08 AM

      Thank you! And omg, I totally and completely forgot that part when I was writing my post. I was watching Big Bang Theory when I thought of it, so it definitely played a part in it, too. I’m so glad you commented haha. I’m gonna add that to my post real quick.

  2. August 9, 2018 / 11:52 PM

    I understood the “theorem” part of your previous blog name and I thought it was a good idea. My old blog is named “Orchids in Formaldehyde” hahaha I still think it’s a good name but I haven’t updated it for several years. I’m also busy with my other blog, which recently I’ve rebranded but haven’t bought a new domain. May I ask how you changed your url? Did you just buy a new domain? What happened to the old one?

    The new name is lovely, and fits so much more with the theme of your blog.

    • Nicole
      August 10, 2018 / 10:53 AM

      Thank you <3 And yes, I just purchased my new domain and attached it to my blog. My old one still belongs to me and it will until it expires. After it expires, it'll eventually be available again but I'm not sure what the time frame is.

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