It's been a long while, so a history lesson is in order. The term "Rememorandom" originated in high school. I've always considered myself artistic, and I've always enjoyed dabbling with the many different muses. In high school I wrote a lot of poems. They were awful and angst-filled, and I tried to capture emotions that I didn't necessarily have. (I was lucky, I suppose.) I wrote all kinds of these things, filling up a 5 Star notebook*. In my young mind, they were brilliant. They were things T.S. Eliot would be proud of, or maybe Adam Duritz. I even created a GeoCities website and posted them on there, putting them out there for all the world to see, cause I knew they were powerful.
Then I grew up. I went to college. I matured. I lost some of my artistic side as I entered Engineering School. Rather, I drifted from poetry into something else. In 2005 I decided, on a whim, to start a blog. I don't know why. For some reason the word "Rememorandom" came to mind, and I felt that it was a good choice to fit my personality and what I wanted to do with my blog.
Remember: I've kept a journal for so long I can't remember when I started. I decided to switch to a digital format, using the blog as the source.
Memorandum: According to Wikipedia, a memorandum is "a note, document or other communication that helps the memory by recording events or observations on a topic, such as may be used in a business office."
Random: Sometimes a tiger will eat an elephant. Sometimes a basketball will sink. Once, I found a quarter with my name on it and there was no room for me in the Days Inn.In addition to these things, a more focused blog emerged. I began writing book reviews for myself, just because I enjoyed it. I loved to read, I loved to write, and I loved to recommend good books, so it soon turned into something more public. Now I receive free books from a few publishing houses (though I'd love to get in with the Big Boys), and I occasionally accept them from indie authors.
In addition to reviewing, I began adding original fiction to the site. No real goals other than simply sharing output and craving critiques. Maybe one of these days I'll be good enough to get a book written or something, but until then, this is my method of choice.
I enjoy the blogging community. Online relationships are stronger here than on Facebook or Twitter. This is why I continue with Rememorandom.
Lastly, I always get a chuckle when other bloggers mention my blog. Most people tend to misspell my blog's name, usually putting REMEMORANDUM as opposed to REMEMORANDOM. That O is important. Without it, the portmanteau is reduced to two words squashed together and the randomness of my blog disappears. When it's included, though, that makes a world of a difference. Never underestimate a good portmanteau.