The Story of Choosing Tons of Thanks

Like most people, I enjoy stories. In this post, I will share the story of how I choose Tons of Thanks as the name of this website.

First, What does “tons of thanks” mean?

It simply means lots of thanks. Or having a lot be thankful for. It’s also like saying thanks a ton!

The Start:

I joined the Internet Business Mastery Academy to learn how to set up a site that could be used to generate an income online. Part of the process is to select a niche. As obvious by the content on this site, I decided on thank you notes.

Choosing the name of the site was not easy! I made lists! There was much brainstorming. I also wanted to use the same name on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. I am currently active on Twitter and Pinterest.

Many of the domain names I initially thought up were already taken. Many of them were not in use but for sale. I didn’t want to pay for an existing URL when just starting out (how does that work anyway?).

The choosing of Tons of Thanks

Having a topic was a great start. Then the next decision was how narrow the focus should be.

A few people suggested that I focus only on wedding thank you notes. I want to help newlyweds as there is a need there. When it comes time to write thank-you notes for weddings, people often feel overwhelmed with the number they need to write at one time. (Check out how to write 100 thank you notes without feeling overwhelmed!).

I was thinking of weddings when I came up with the name. With so many notes to write newlyweds may feel “weighed” down by having a “ton” to write. So in this case tons means a lot the unit of measure for 2,000 pounds. I liked the play on words and went with Tons of Thanks.

I thought about the name of the site for weeks running ideas by friends and family. It was an interesting process. Family and friend approved, I decided to move forward with Tons of Thanks.

My Goal

While I was thinking of weddings when picking “Tons of Thanks”, I decided to broaden the scope of this site beyond weddings. I feared I’d run out of topics too quickly if only focusing on weddings. I want to be able to discuss anything regarding thank you notes and gratitude.

Also, I want this site to be more than examples and sample thank you notes. There are plenty of websites already doing that.  If you are interested in thank you notes and supporting me and this website please use the links to Amazon, Minted, and Current Catalog. I am an affiliate of all three and will receive a small commission from any purchases made. There is not any additional cost to you.

I want to share my thank you note stories and yours too. If you have a story and would like to guest post, please use the contact form to get in touch with me.

That’s the story! I hope you enjoy the site!

About The Author
Heidi has been writing thank you notes for more than 30 years and is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes. Her goal is to help people write better thank-you notes by providing tips and examples.

3 thoughts on “The Story of Choosing Tons of Thanks”

  1. Good write up Heidi. Nice you went beyond wedding notes.
    I heard on TV Today Show today that not as many people getting married now days since couples “just live together”. Wonder if they get as many gifts or even write a thank you note.

  2. I would not expect any gifts if I was just living with someone! But people do have showers when they adopt a baby these days! Times, they are a changin!

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