About Face

Nestled away, in a nice little differently colored bar, at the top of the dashboard pages of WordPress, users will routinely see messages of various types from WordPress to the user.  Usually, these messages announce new posts on WordPress.com’s blog, or releases of new template designs.  Once in a while the messages will announce impending outages, of the planned variety, naturally.

Ever since I migrated my blog here from Typepad a few months ago, I’ve been getting the repeated message at the top of my dashboard that read, “Update your About page so readers can learn more about you,” or some such nonsense.  Every time I see this, I think, “Yeah, yeah.  One of these days I’ll get around to that.  I just hate writing ‘About’ pages and trying to sum up who I am in a few simple paragraphs.”

I have noticed over the months though, that every so often, I get a hit on the “about” page, usually coinciding with a first comment I’ve left somewhere else, and since it wasn’t about me but rather a generic message from WordPress.com about the intent of the page, I don’t know what kind of impact it has had on readers coming back to see what’s new on my blog.

So today, I wrote an “About” page.  It’s pretty terrible, of course, but at least it’s something.

So in a shameless (more like shameful) effort at self-promotion, I announce Riggledo’s About page!  By all means click on the link at the top of this page and check it out!  Thanks.

3 thoughts on “About Face

  1. First off.. .pool boy YUMMMMMMMMMY ahem….
    Second… half dead is 40. That means I am over half dead. YAY ME!
    To me it is fear of being pushed away, treated like a second class citizen, being disposible that keeps me from thinking I will ever get married. I know I have been in this same relationship for twenty years. But can I tell you a secret Kevin… this is a safe hideout. I am taking the easy way out. I KNOW this won’t lead to marriage. Hell we no longer have sex… haven’t in around 2 years or so. But we are in a comfort zone. We are a set of roommates that are not reaching our potential.
    But I know that right now I am in a safe zone. I don’t have to do anything differently. I don’t have to put myself out there to be judged by other potential partners. I don’t have to worry about rejection.
    It just seems easier that way.
    Am I shortchanging myself by letting my fear of failure and rejection keep me from living this life I have to my full potential? Probably.
    But my head says this is better then being alone or rejected.
    I think all of us could have a better relationship hell a real relationship if we could just drop our guard.
    It really is to bad that life has taught us that dropping our guard leads to pain and humilation though.

  2. I’m on my way to check it out! I have yet to write my new about page either. Or for that matter, reestablish a blog roll. I’m not too motivated. It’s so much easier to keep the blogs I read in a reader and not have to worry about keeping the blog roll up to date.

  3. You had me all set to write my own about page and then I discovered that, according to the 40 is half dead theory, I am damn near 3/4 dead and I’m worried that I may overstress what’s left of my already damaged mind. I think instead of taking a chance on thinking too much I’ll just take a nap instead. Us old codgers need our rest, you know.

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