I admit, The Z Section conveys nothing when people hear it. Still, I like it. Am I just being stubborn? Consider this tweet from a friend:
@bobbywarrentdr Very nice! You should think about writing for a living!:-) I am sure it is there somewhere, but why “Z factor”?
— Pastor Jim McComas (@RevJRM) January 24, 2013
First, I think the Rev. Jim has Bill O’Reilly’s show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” on his mind when he asks, “but why ‘Z Factor’?” It is actually, The Z Section. But, he asked a question raised more than once.
When launching this blog on Dec. 19, 2012, I talked about the reasons behind the name. For the full story, you can click here, but here it is in a nutshell. I eat, breathe, live and sleep journalism. It is in my veins. I love my job as a reporter at The Daily Record in Wooster, Ohio (you can read some of my stories here). Newspapers are generally divided into sections, A, B, C, etc. I just Z to signify it as a “catch all” section.
Herein lies the connection with the popular sitcom “Seinfeld.” Many people characterized the show as being about nothing. In the episode in which George was pitching the show “Jerry,” he said it was about nothing, just like life. When Jerry Seinfeld was asked one time about the show being about nothing, he responded by saying he thought it was a show that could be about anything.
That’s what I want for The Z Section, for it to be a blog that can be about anything. Serious stuff, light stuff, spiritual stuff, goofy stuff, tech stuff, innovative stuff. Just stuff. Any stuff. This stuff.