Single No More?
Single occupancy is the term used within the travel industry to refer to accommodations geared toward single–ahem–solo travelers. Formally defined, single occupancy is “a type of travel accommodation, as at a hotel, for one person in a room.”
In the beginning, it was just me on my own, a newbie blogger trying to navigate a new hobby. And heck, I thought the name of the blog was kinda cute. In the last year, since launching the blog as a self-hosted site, I’ve learned some things about blogging, I’ve learned some things about the web, and I’ve learned some things about myself. And, honestly, I’m just not sure that the term “single occupancy” still represents what this site is supposed to be about. I’m not sure if it ever did.
I’m just as likely to be in a hostel dorm room with seven roommates or a tent at a campsite as I am to be in a formal “single occupancy” room, so it makes little sense for the site to be defined by the term. As for the “single” part–well, I may not be single forever.
So I’m going to do what I should have done a while ago. I’m asking you to help me choose the name of the site. Should I keep the “Single Occupancy” name or should I change it to a name that’s been growing on me for a while?
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably remember the (soon-to-be-relaunched) Weekend Wanderlust for One series I started in the summer. Wanderlust (a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about) is the word that most accurately defines my need to travel and honestly, I’ve been sitting on the WanderlustforOne.com domain name for about a year. So after thinking about it for a while, I’m considering making Wanderlust for One the site’s official name.
Got any thoughts or comments? Let me know below. Or, if you like, cast your vote over on my Facebook page. I’d really love hearing what you have to say.