I spent some time last weekend with Sandra, of Add Humor and Faith...Mix Well, and her daughter, Jenny, of Chased by Children, as well as the three children who chase Jenny. As usual when Jenny and her mom are around a non-blogger, there is a little pressure exerted on the non-blogger to immediately correct that status.
I explained to them that I just didn't think I was clever enough to keep a blog interesting. Jenny gave me that look. You know the one. It says, "What you talkin' about, Willis?"...only my name isn't Willis. I said, "Oh, sure, I have occasional bursts of cleverness, but I can't count on having one when I need it." But did they listen? No. Instead, they started trying to think of a good name for my blog. Jenny's daughter, Co-Co, suggested "Bursts of Cleverness." We all liked that one, but I was afraid someone typing "cleverness" into a search engine would be mightily disappointed when they arrived at any blog I was writing.
But the blogging seed had been planted, and trying to think of a good blog name was keeping me awake nights. Honestly. I made a list of potential names and began checking availability, only to find that most of them were already taken. Some of them had been used only once, as much as 10 years ago; but, still, they were unavailable.
"To Behold the Beauty" was one of the first blog names that I had thought of, and I ran it by Doug today. He liked it. But then, later, after I had expressed some frustration over something, he said I should call it "Grumpy Old Woman Blog." His bruises should heal in a few days.