About that “It’s just DJ” thing

I once had someone tell me that saying “It’s just DJ” is sort of announcing that I don’t value myself. As if I was old Eeyore mumbling, “Don’t worry, it’s just me, it’s nobody important.”

If you get to know me, you’ll soon realize I would never say “Aww, shucks, it’s just lil’ ol’ me.” For better or worse. Probably worse, but I promise that I possess better, more humble attributes.

“It’s just DJ” came about because I got (get?) tired of people asking what D.J. stands for. Why does it have to stand for anything? Plenty of people don’t stand for anything at all, why should my name?

Someone once remarked in an email exchange, “From your name, I can’t tell if you’re male or female. What does it stand for?” I responded that it wasn’t relevant.

My name is D.J., or DJ. That’s it. Isn’t that simple?

It’s just D.J.