So, it seems kind of obvious that you know my name. After all, you came to byRichardJones.com.
Odds are, I am not going to be blogging on someone else's site. It is a good chance, therefore, that I am Richard Jones.
Of course I am. This is all just set up. Trying to get you into the mood.
No, not that mood.
When creating this site, I struggled for quite a while as to its name. I wanted to go with just my name, but that was, of course, already taken. So were the obvious variations. Which meant I had to get... creative.
Since I am a writer – or at least trying to be – I figured I would do something in the title that lead you to believe I was, in fact, a writer. Hence, the byline aspect of the website name.
Now, looking at it, I wonder if I might not have been more than a little vainglorious. (Believe it or not, spellcheck actually knew that last word.) I like to think I was considering the future when I chose the name. That eventually people would come looking for me and this would be an easy way for them to search.
However, is it not the very definition of egotism that the egotist does not know he or she is an egotist? Only those who are not crazy ever wonder if they are crazy.
Of course, that could just be a way of making us all feel a little better, but I am going to cling to it for now.
What do you think?