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Blue Stapler was opened on the 11th of May 2010. I'm pretty sure that means it's my longest-running site to date. It's my fifth, but the other four were terrible and you don't need to know about those.
When I was trying to come up with a name for the site, I was trying to make it something personal, since the site was designed to be very much about my life. I tried adapting song names, and using my name(I very nearly went with that one, rachelhelen.net seemed quite pretty), but I decided against all of that for various reasons. At my desk, I always used to have a mini blue stapler(it's probably still on my desk somewhere, but my desk is a tip so God knows), and I used to sit opening and closing it almost without noticing every time I sat at the computer. So I thought of naming my site after that, and couldn't really find any fault with it: it was unique enough, had something to do with me, and was even something I connected to the online world. So I went with it. And for once, I have a site that I actually don't regret the name of.