Well, it has a long history for me.
Let’s be honest: Calling a blog “webLOG!” isn’t the most creative. So I had to think about what I wanted to do. Once, a long time ago (fall semester of 1993), I was in an English class that was more of a performance art thing.
I was young. I was silly. I thought it was earth-shattering stuff I was doing.
So a group of us tried to start up a student group called “eclectica” and the group failed miserably. I grew up, got a job, got married, bought a house… and realized it wasn’t earth-shattering stuff I had been doing. That’s not to say that I will not be producing earth-shattering stuff in the near future… it’s just currently on hold while it steeps a little longer.
But, as for “eclectica,” well, the word stuck with me. And that is what a personal blog is, isn’t it? It is eclectic: personal, odd, curious, ranting little eclectic pieces. Makes sense to me.
And, if we are talking about a collection of eclectic pieces, that would be rather encyclopedic, correct? An eclectic encyclopedia?
Well, at the point I was thinking about it, the Encyclopedia Eclectica was born. I would ask you to enjoy it… but I really don’t care if you do. This is not so much for you as it is for me. This is mine for you to peruse, and that’s about it.