two years of g.

22 Jul

What’s G?

Well, That’s G began exactly two years ago, today! I can’t believe that I’ve kept it going this long. Interested in how it began? Not really? Ok, well I’m going to tell you regardless.

Two summers ago, I had just returned from my amazing semester in Barcelona and was interning for the advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day in Marina del Rey. I had a good time that summer working at Chiat – I learned a lot about the industry (and subsequently decided to study for the LSAT when I decided the ad world wasn’t totally for me). Chiat exposed me to some really cool things – I saw Passion Pit perform live at the Media Arts Lab before I had half a clue who they were, met some interesting people, and worked all summer with the Gatorade account.

The campaign at the time? Mission G. And their tag-line at the time? “What’s G? That’s G.” Here’s some (awesome) commercials you may remember:

That’s G came about during the summer boredom that set in – my wanderlust was pretty bad and I wasn’t completely obsessed with what I was doing at my job, so the foray into the blogosphere began. That’s G seemed like a natural title for my blog – it’s the first letter of my first name, it was relevant to my job at the time, and it’s a slang expression for things that I find cool/awesome/or simply “G.

I didn’t think my blog would last – and it didn’t at first. Here’s my first post. I wrote about a few restaurants and things and then took a six-month hiatus. Since February 2010, though, I’ve been posting more consistently and I’ve been exposed to some awesome people who are now blogger-friends (blends?) and have been able to chronicle my 9 months in Madrid this last year in a fun way. Through reading other blogs, I’ve been inspired to travel to more places, run more and train for more races, and explore more unique recipes and restaurants…and I’ve been told I spend too much time on the internet. Hah!

In a lot of ways, That’s G continues to be what it was that first day – it’s evolving and changing – but it remains a reflection of who I am.

So, thanks for reading! I never really thought anyone would read this, and the fact that (a very small number) of people do is amazing. In fact, it’s pretty G. Please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see featured on the blog in the upcoming days/weeks/months.

For the bloggers: How did your blog get its name? For the readers: What’s the name of your favorite blog??

6 Responses to “two years of g.”

  1. Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport July 22, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    I love reading the story of how this all came to be! My blog name came from the words my mother has said to me ever since I graduated high school…”you can move anywhere there’s an airport.” I wonder if she ever thought that would be Spain 🙂

    • gillian July 22, 2011 at 8:40 am #

      Love the thought and sentiment behind the name of your blog 🙂

  2. Kaley [Y Mucho Más] July 22, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    Oooh congrats! My blog name just came from random brainstorming I did while home alone. Ha. I started writing it because my family (including my aunt & uncle) said they liked to read my writing and keep up with me in Spain. And I kinda got more involved with the whole blogosphere thing, I suppose.

    • gillian July 22, 2011 at 8:49 am #

      That’s awesome…mine required some brainstorming too and then all of a sudden i had an ah-ha moment in my car. I like how your blog’s name combines Spain with whatever else you want to write about!

  3. leftcoastcontessa July 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    Congrats! Interesting hearing how your blog came to be. I thought of my blog name in the law library when I was supposed to be studying. I wanted to somehow merge “East Coast” and “West Coast” lifestyle together and pay homage to my favorite cook, the Barefoot Contessa and my blog was born!

    • gillian July 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

      Thanks! I like how your blog’s title weaves different things together and definitely tips the reader off to what it’s about! I love that it happened at the law school library, too!

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