Ihave had this domain name for years. I picked it because it represents a couple of my favorite things – giving, and giggling. When I originally conceived of it, the idea was to create a garden variety family blog devoted to sharing the wondrous things my children said and did which brought me joy everyday. This was back when Facebook was just emerging, and the idea of social media and “smart” phones were abstract and only contemplated by academics in think tanks. There was no Twitter, Snapchat, Skype or Instagram. The only way great family moments were shared was via email. Landlines still populated every home in the United States, and film camera’s still prevailed. Of course, I was always too busy to use the website as intended, and the relentless evolution of technology has now created so many more effective ways to interact with family and friends. My kids are older, too. They’re quite tech savvy and easily share their own ideas about what’s funny without needing me to represent them.
I hope the mud on my goggles and the grit in my teeth will be washed away by the torrents of words that rain down over me and splatter upon the digital page.