Why Oh Hey, its Me?
To explain –
When I was thinking of a title for this blog, I thought back to the times I heard person at work, or just in everyday life, say to someone on the phone, “It’s me,” as if the person on the other line is/was supposed to automatically know who was on the other end. It’s not a big deal, and especially if it is someone the caller if familiar with, but at work I always felt it was a bit pretentious to assume that the person on the other end knew who the caller was just by their voice. I know it seems like a minor thing, but whenever I heard someone say “It’s me,” on the phone it bothered me.
So the name of this blog, like so much of the things I say and write, started as a little bit of a joke, at least one that only I knew and amused me. Like, who am I to assume that anyone knows who I am and even more importantly, who cares who I am?
But as time has gone on it’s been less of that and more of a way for me to get the words that are constantly (and I mean constantly) circling in my head out of my head. I’ve said something like this many times in other posts in the sporadic publishing of these words. So there’s that.
I’ve also said, ad nauseum, how much I like and want to write. And as the time has progressed and the more I wrote, the more I started to write the kind of things I always wanted to write. Not just here but actual stories, separate from this, stories and non-fiction pieces, submitted to web sites and other publishers. And some of them have been accepted and put out into the inter-verse that other people, people who I do not know have read them and gotten meaning from them. And before I started Oh Hey, It’s Me that was all I wanted to do. It’s what I still want to do, and getting a tiny sliver of success or acknowledgement is gratifying but just makes me want more. So the blog jump started and reignited my writing.
I’ve vacillated then since then, between writing here and writing and submitting stories. If you look back at the frequency in which I’ve posted the blogs, they almost directly coincide with how much I’m writing other things, stories and the like. I have not consistency blogged since I’ve had a few stories put out by other web sites. That’s not because I don’t want to blog or don’t have ideas for the blog, but I try and save the ‘stories’ for the submitting to publishers.
But now Oh Hey, It’s Me has taken on another meaning for me. I realize that while the goal, the ultimate goal is to have a writing career where I would get paid for it, books and stories and non-fiction pieces, the blog (and the Facebook Page – just search Oh Hey, It’s Me) is about something else entirely. It’s about sharing. It’s about connections. It’s about sharing interests and likes, things that I like or discovering things that others enjoy.
There’s so much that is great on the internet, but so much crap too. There is so much discord, much of which I participate in, much of which is in some of the previous posts to this blog. Discourse has it’s place but we are all so disconnected right now. I get it and I’m the same way.
But I try not to do it too much, be negative, and I’m trying to find a place where it’s not always like that, or where I’m not always like that.
So it’s not just about me. It’s about you. It’s about us. Oh Hey It’s Me is about me typing but also about you, the very you who is reading this. We’re so lost out there in the internet arguing with each other. And we’ll keep doing it. I will too, for sure, because I have opinions and so do you and we won’t agree. And sometimes I’ll be shitty about it and so will you.
But we all have things we care about and are passionate about. We all have goals and dreams. We all are creative people. We all like to entertain and be entertained.
I can be a solitary person. I’m less like that than I used to be, but I’m still not the greatest and making connections or being myself around people when I’m face to face with them. Maybe you are like that, or maybe you are not. But regardless, here on the blog, and on the FB page we can try and explore some stuff, stuff we like or want to talk about. Or maybe not. Maybe you’ll just see something I post and get something out of it with no comment or like or any communication. That’s ok too.
It’s about all of us. Maybe not all of the time, but sometimes.