writing about me

This is how I feel right now about the about me page!

Change is in the air. Fall turns to winter, the holidays are nearing, and my two year blogging anniversary is fast approaching. Striving to rebrand myself, I spent the better part of the past two days attempting to write a new about me page for this blog.

GAHHHH!!! Upon reviewing the original content on the about page, I was taken back by how absolutely lifeless it was. It reminds me of one of the many papers I wrote during my tenure as a student. How in the world did I publish such crap and leave it so long untouched?

writer’s block sucks

Why is this task so darn difficult? When creativity strikes, I can spit out a post in less than an hour. Since realizing I must follow wherever my streams of consciousness flow, writing has become more fun than ever.

I talk about me, my family, friends, horses roaming on the block, mermaids, and all sorts of other topics that strike my fancy. I am an open book and will tell you anything whether or not you ask. But for some reason, I can’t seem to write a decent about me page. What is up with that???

a brand new day

Asking friends to help may be the answer. Yeah, that’s it! Take the responsibility off me and place it on someone else. It could be fun getting testimonials about how I am such an awesome person and why you should read, follow and share part of yourself with me and this blog. And then I woke up…

At work, when I am faced with an obstacle such as putting away a “go-back” that I have no idea where it belongs, frustration sets in. Along with a general lack of inner monologue, I also have very little patience. Rather than hiding the item somewhere other than where it belongs, I put it back where I found it.

It is better to go back to it at a later time. Typically I will find the item’s true location when I am not really looking for it. At that time, I can pick it up and place it in its rightful home. Problem solved, frustration avoided, move on and find something more productive to focus on.

maybe I’ll sleep on it

Perhaps I should treat this bout of horrific writer’s block as I would a wayward go-back. Just like an article of clothing that I cannot place, the task will be here when I wake up or get inspired or something else happens. Maybe a glass of wine will help loosen up the old noggin.

At this point I am too tired to think clearly and everything I type into the computer looks like crap to me. Before the excuses run out, I shall leave it for another time.

10 thoughts on “writing about me

  1. Subhan Zein says:

    Hi Miriam,

    I am sorry for what happens. I guess when you examine people’s about page what really makes the difference is the way you write it. In my view, the major problem lies in the fact that a lot of bloggers tend to turn their ‘About’ Page a WordPress version of their CV, and you can suddenly tell how boring it is. People don’t go to your page to see how great you are, they want to see things that interest you, that make you unique; things that eventually allow them to draw a fine line with themselves and show them that you are just like them.

    And rather than looking for distinctive persona to draw attention, I guess when we’re honest with ourselves, that’s enough. That it is distinctive already.

    This a favorite example of mine: http://aleafinspringtime.wordpress.com/about-me/, Sharon’s a genuine soul, and if you read what she says in there, then you’ll get what I am saying.

    In the meantime, take care, and good luck, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

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    1. miriamgomberg says:

      Subhan, I agree that many about pages (including mine) read more like a CV. This is not the vibe I am going for. Thanks for sharing the link with me. I will definitely check it out. Thanks again! Miriam

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  2. aleafinspringtime says:

    LOL! Love that picture though! A picture says a thousand words that sometimes words can’t?! 😀 Oh I totally get you – writing about ourselves is I think one of the most absolutely most difficult thing to do. Maybe a bit like trying to fit the ocean in a bottle. You know what, your self-honesty and humour speak the world to me and for me, that’s good enough. You take care now. I look forward to getting to know you! Thanks for dropping by today. Sharon

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    1. miriamgomberg says:

      Thanks for stopping by as well! I definitely liked your about me page. I promise not to copy it verbatim but it did inspire me. I like the ocean in the bottle metaphor, as it is totally accurate. Thanks again! Mim

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      1. Rogier Noort (@RogierNoort) says:

        Thanks! Yes you can! Just change the names to protect the innocent. 🙂
        No, for real, just write as honestly and forthcoming as possible. It is about you, not your career. They can find that on LinkedIn, they can see that you blog and how well (or not) you write…
        People who are interested will check you out no matter what.

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  3. eof737 says:

    Don’t take it too seriously… Sleep on it. Write a paragraph or two and then update it as ideas come to you. It doesn’t have to be perfect… at least not overnight. 😉

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