In the creation and editing of my new "blog" (which I am very excited about, btw), I was going through all of the "settings" and "layout" tabs and looking over everything to get more acquainted with my new toy...my "Blog". This being said, there is one section that I find difficult to edit. This, is the weighty "About Me" section.
I'm young, I was there when xanga was hip, and myspace was cool and then facebook was sweet, but only college kids with college emails could have it...and then facebook opened it up to everyone, which really just launched facebook, full-force, into being "THE" social networking site (which, I must say is pretty spectacular if you think about how it's just blown up everywhere)...and now blogs are back. I guess they never really left, but more people have them again, and it's not just junior high folks with their angsty-blog-posts and their need to recite song lyrics every other hour to display their vast array of emotions. I go into detail because at one point in time, I was one of those junior high folks...oh praise God those days are past!
But to my real point, the "About Me" section really stumped me. I definitely sat in front of my blank screen just watching the blinking cursor for about 30 minutes (which is truly very silly, I know). But I heard this quote once,
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
And maybe I'm just cynical, but it resonates with me and it really had me wondering about what I should write in my "About Me" section. Because I didn't want to say things like, "Talk to me and find out 'about me'"...because that's cheesy and lame. I said it, it is. So as I wrote my section, I really wanted it to sound "breezy" as Monica (FRIENDS) would say, but I also wanted it to be fairly concise...so, after one draft, I posted it, because I could spend more time worrying about finding the "right" things to say, and then it would never get done. So...now that whoever reads this feels obligated to read my section, don't judge too harshly! Because in the end, the "About Me" section is not necessarily the things worth knowing.
All of this to say, "I'm excited about blogging!"