Hello world!

Hello!  Welcome to the blog “Alphabeteur” by danceblueskies.

I’ve decided to start blogging, and this time I’m going to stick with it past one post.  The reason is that I’ve recently given up Facebook (I deleted my account June 11th, 2012).  I haven’t felt the need to return to it, but it has left me without something: an online voice & presence.

I use the internet all the time to research and learn about new topics; wikipedia & the innumerable websites, blogs & forums I find through Google.  But I’d like to be more than just a consumer, and produce something of my own.

Why “Alphabeteur” ?  Searching for a blog name, I wanted something at first that would embody one of my current goals in life, which is to live more simply.  But I couldn’t think of anything, and realized it’d be easier to find a domain name if it was unique – and I arrived at Alphabeteur by remembering a little known story from my childhood.

When I was about 4, I recorded myself singing the Alphabet song over one of my mom’s tape cassettes, Paul Simon’s “Rhythm of the Saints.”  She discovered it about 2 years later and coined the term “alphabetage”  I thought of using the name alphabetage, but then thought of alphabeteur, which follows like saboteur follows from sabotage, and I had a name!

Like that 4-year-old recording a favorite song in a confident voice, I now have a voice to share with the world & a platform with which to share it.  Thank you for stopping by on the beginning of this journey!  I’m going to keep singing – I hope that you’ll join me.

A, B, C, D, Eee-yeFff Geee….     :o)

This song is worth listening to… if it doesn’t load here, clicking on the title will open it in youtube.


2 thoughts on “Hello world!

  1. Interesting that you start out with singing as a memory and source of your blog name. I used to frequently and randomly sing phrases taken from popular songs of my youth. Then one day i was stopped midsong upon returning home and hearing my father-in-law had passed. I have noticed that I do not sing as much now although it has not left me completely. It would be wise to go back to this simple act of singing more and engage in other ways to reflect the beauty of the world as you are sharing here.

  2. hey dad, thanks for checking out the blog, and thanks for the comment! The idea just sort of came to me – not sure what prompted it, but I like the name & the story to go with it, and what it represents. And appropriate for a blog too – the idea of making myself heard. maybe that alphabet recording was my first blog post! Your singing is another memory of my childhood – and I hope to hear more of it!!

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