I May Yet Be A Blogger

7 Oct

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There are several things I struggle with as a blogger:

  1. The word “blogger”
  2. Pictures
  3. Pictures of me
  4. Posting pictures of me
  5. Bios

The whole notion of a bio, on a blog or elsewhere, sends chills down my spine.  How am I supposed to convey, in two quippy sentences, who I am, what I like, and, oh, yeah, why you should obsessively follow all of my online goings on Right This Very Minute ?

Last week I had to come up with a bio for a website I am writing for.  After some realizations about myself, my interests, and my career path, I called a best friend for a throw up “what am I doing with my life” talk.  Several hours later I had a two-sentence bio that was passable, may vaguely resemble who I am, and should end the conversation.

For now.

Is it possible to be happy with your bio?  Is it possible not to be a cliché with your bio?  Is it possible for me to say bio any more times in this blog post?

As a blogger and a girl getting used to using the term “blogger” to describe herself, I recognize that a bio is a rite of passage.  A regular, expected thing.  Something that probably isn’t as big of a deal as I think it is.

At least that’s what I’m telling myself.  Please don’t tell me that it’s actually the secret to all success and now that I chose the wrong adjective my career as a writer is over.

Pretty please with a Pacey Witter on top don’t.

In the spirit of blogging and bios and Capeside…I’ve updated my About page.  I’ve also added a Popular posts page, for those late nights when all you want to do is curl up with a cup of tea and read my blog (surely every night).

I even included a recent picture taken of me in this post.  And not a picture taken on an iPhone and sent through 14 different filters and 5 different photo apps.  A real, life camera picture of me that I felt rather uncomfortable taking.

I may grow into this blogging thing yet.

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3 Responses to “I May Yet Be A Blogger”

  1. Linnea October 8, 2013 at 5:15 am #

    1 – Someday you will come visit DC and I will photograph you and show you just how beautiful you are. :)

    2 – The whole idea of blogging is just weird. Bios are weird. You are not alone in this. I feel like nearly every blogger I talk to has days when they just want to take their whole blog down and disappear off the internet, wondering why they should be sharing so much of themselves online to begin with. I have those days basically every other day, and my primary blog audience is my parents. Sooo…yeah.

  2. Koseli Cummings (@OriginalKos) October 8, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    I understand, I understand, I understand. It’s…I fight it all the time.

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