Sally sets forth = sallysetsforth

I started using 'sallysetsforth' as my username for all things social and online in early 2009. Where did it come from? Well, ever since I first went online back in the '90s I've been calling myself sallyforth or a variation thereof. Usually a variation, because someone always seemed to snatch it up first!

I've always loved the term 'to sally forth'. I first heard it in a song from one of my all-time favourite musicals, The Pirates of Penzance, and was immediately tickled by the idea that my name could also be a verb :) So it became my username of choice, but as I mention above it was often claimed before I got there.

In 2009 I was trying to decide on a domain name, as well as a username for Twitter and lots of other fun things that I wanted to play with online. So I needed a username or identity that was unique. I tried sallyforth - gone of course. Sallyingforth - also gone. Hmmm. Alright, how about sallysideways or sallybackwards? No, they sounded silly. And then sallysetsforth. Yes, that will do nicely :)

When I first started this blog I mentioned that the main reason was to keep in touch with friends and family while I travel. Of course it's become much more than that, and my use of other social media has always been much broader. I'm not just 'setting forth' in my travels. I'm also setting forth in trying new things, learning different skills, progressing in my career, and hopefully having some fun along the way. So sallysetsforth just makes a whole lot of sense really.

Anyway, there's the story behind my username :)

P.S. It's the first of June, and like the glutton for punishment that I am, I have signed up for yet another attempt at blogging every day in June (this will be the third year!). I'll probably struggle, since we have a visitor staying with us for the next couple of weeks and time is always hard to come by at the best of times ... but my blogging needs a kick in the pants, so I will do my best to keep them coming for the next month. And maybe even make a dint in my overflowing drafts folder!