I am a brand new blogger and very slow at getting going. I signed up for the website months ago and then spent months trying to figure out what the name of my blog should be. I cannot tell you how many names I considered, researched and ultimately rejected. There are many reasons to reject a name: they don’t reflect who I really am or what I aspire to; they already have been used; there is nothing memorable about them; they could be easily misinterpreted; and on and on. I think I was using the naming indecision as a big excuse to never actually get going with the blogging. By nature, I am an introvert, and although I felt like I wanted to blog I am not sure that I really wanted to be all that public (but that is another story).
Finally, I decided that I either had to get moving with a blog or forget about it. So here I am.
Why “Good Woman”? First of all, there is a bit of charm to the name. I think it has a bit of a catch to it. Secondly, a good woman is what I aspire to be. I can’t say I am there yet, because do I really know what a good woman is? It’s kind of like that old definition of pornography (paraphrasing here): you can’t say what it is but you know it when you see it.
But then there is a very sentimental reason for this selection. My late husband Bill used to tell me that I was a good woman. That was high praise from a man who tended to not be profuse with compliments. After he passed away, while I was receiving the obligatory sympathy calls, so many of his friends and colleagues mentioned to me that Bill had often referred to me as a good woman. That meant a lot. You never know what kinds of words will help some one in the grieving process, but I found that hearing this was very comforting. Thus, the blog name “Good Woman”.
I must say that the name does not mean that I am purporting to be a pillar of virtue or of perfect goodness. Oh, my, I have way too many faults and imperfections, but to be thought of in posterity as a good woman does seem to be a worthwhile goal.