Hi, friend! Come on in!
If you’re here for the first time, I’m so glad to meet you! This is a place of grace. It is safe. There is encouragement. There is hope. And there are millions (YES. You read that right.) of women who feel just like you. I am so glad that you would join us!
If you’ve been a follower of my blog Scissortail SILK for any length of time, I know things look a lot different since the last time you stopped by. So, let me reassure you for a minute. The content is still all the same. All of our favorite posts are still here. All of the old links work too.
So why the change?
Well, I would love to explain how I decided to change the name, but first, I need to go back to the beginning. I need to tell you how this all began.
Two years ago, I began blogging under the name, Scissortail SILK, choosing the name as a way to illustrate a little about me.
Here in Oklahoma, our state bird is the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. (We call them Scissortails.) Often, you’ll see these birds perched on a barbed wire fence out in the middle of nowhere… and silk happens to be an old slang word for barbed wire.
You know, I kind of felt like one of those birds when my husband and I first moved out here to NW Oklahoma. Like one single bird singing my song alone in the middle of nowhere. And so I couldn’t think of a better name which painted a clearer picture. (Let’s be honest…Scissortail SILK is just prettier than Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence.)
But do you know what happened? I sang my song, and the blog grew, and pretty soon, there were thousands of us sitting on a fence together chatting about life and helping one another build our nests.
And I am so grateful for each one! I am so grateful for our Scissortail SILK community!
This summer, I decided that I wanted to update the website to be more user friendly. I wanted to create a page that had more opportunities for us to connect with one another. So, I contracted a wonderful web designer to put together this space for us. But as I was thinking about all of the ways that this new site could be more user friendly, I thought, maybe it is time to make it easier to find this page and remember the name of it also.
Maybe I needed to change the name.
So, after praying, and thinking, and a lot more praying… I decided to make the change. When you type ScissortailSILK.com into your address bar, you will land here. If you type BeckyThompson.com into your address bar, you will land here as well. No one will be left behind or stranded on the old site.
So what about our Scissortail SILK community on Facebook? Well, because I don’t want anyone to get lost there either, I will be keeping Scissortail SILK as the name of the page. I will just add Becky Thompson after it.
I know this all might feel a little funny at first. We bought new couches a couple of years ago, and my kids still talk about the old ones. “But Momma! The old ones were so comfy!” So, I’m going to give us the same advice I gave them. If we are going to get used to the new ones, we should spend more time together breaking them in. So, please stay awhile and come back frequently! Let’s make this a comfortable place for everyone.
Friend, I’m so glad that you’re a part of this community! I’m so grateful for wonderful women like you who make this such a wonderful place to be! Let’s connect! I cannot wait to get to know you more!