My life’s an open book
and it starts on chapter nine
— Harry Connick, Jr., Reason to Believe
Ok, so . . . blogging. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, and just yesterday my friend Karen and I decided that we would each start a blog. We decided we’d give ourselves the weekend to come up with catchy blog names and, maybe, pen names. As in most things, I tend to be an overachiever, so I came up with my blog name this afternoon – although it might actually be more of a sign of boredom at work than anything else. I decided against a pen name, and instead will reserve all my fake-name-making-up skills for the people I talk about, which is how most of the people whose blogs I read (see side bar) do it. Might as well copy the best, you know.
As for the name of my blog, well, it took me a while (by which I mean I agonized over it for a couple hours). I know the blog name is pretty important, and I wanted to be sure to choose a good one. I even googled “how to choose a blog name.” Really, I did. None of you who know me will be surprised by that. Anyway, Hear Me in the Harmony means a couple different things to me. It happens to be my favorite Harry Connick, Jr., song, and also I fancy myself a bit of a singer. But more than that, I thought it was a good name because it sort of symbolizes adding my voice to the larger chorus of bloggers out here on the internets. I’m happy to finally be among them, and I hope you enjoy visiting with me.
My blog, like many others that I read, will just generally be about my life and what’s happening in the world. I don’t promise a laugh a minute or clever turns of phrase or serious discussion about world politics. Don’t get me wrong, there might be some of that, sometimes, but I don’t want to set the bar too high, you know. It’s just me. I’m glad you’re here, and I hope you’ll come back.