well that took a little while
So that guest post that I was talking about being stuck on, oh, way back in August? Done! It seems a little silly in retrospect to have taken so long, but I really did agonize over writing this. Not that I spent all of my time over the last 2 months writing this, but it is just a little ridiculous to write so slowly. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, though. I was trying to go for relatively easy to read, a dash of humor, and not too much whining, while still acknowledging that visual development is an important thing.
And then, just as I was finishing it, I ended up getting myself all stuck again in how to write the silly two-line bio at the end. Never mind the question of just how much of my identity I wanted to reveal, I just couldn’t figure out how to describe myself in a quick easy sentence. Do I write that “Ann is a librarian?” “Ann is a mother?” “Ann is a wife and mother?” “When not at work as a librarian, Ann is home with her husband and daughter?” “Ann likes quiet walks in the park, and evenings spent in front of a roaring fire and her laptop (as long as it’s not the laptop that’s on fire)?” I finally decided to just leave all that out entirely and settled on: “Ann runs the blog Little Four Eyes for parents of young kids in glasses, and keeps her own blog at Tragic Optimist.”
This is something that I run into especially with all these social networks and online discussion forums where you’re supposed to make a profile that sums up who you are succinctly, and preferably with a dash of humility and wit. Bah! Bah, I tell you! “Ann is a person who is unable to come up with succinct and witty descriptions of herself. But she freakin’ kicks ass at being humble!”