Channel 3’s Hallie Jackson just asked me why I changed the name of my blog to “The Hartfordite.” First of all, “Digital Dennis” had run its course. I was never a big fan of the name, created by a former Channel 3 staffer who was a fan of illiteration. Now that I’m over 40 and any guy who is in my age bracket can totally get this: digital conjures up memories of a dreaded yet necessary exam. Case closed on that name.
I wanted a title that sounded like a magazine. My blog will have news on it, along with my thoughts and ramblings on everything from cars to sports to television to pretty much everything. “The Nutmegger” didn’t do anything for me, and “The Connecticutter,” or whatever we call ourselves sounds silly. Hence, “The Hartfordite.”
First, I live in Hartford so it describes me. Secondly, it applies to tens of thousands of people….not just people who live in your capital city, but all the suburbanites too. Tens of thousands of people, maybe more have Hartford on their birth certificates. A future president of the U.S. might be going to Glastonbury High School right now, but it in the history books it will say he or she was born in Hartford. That person is a Hartfordite.
Anyway…enjoy reading “The Hartfordite” and I look forward to hearing from you.