This is my other blog. It has nothing to do with about.me or writers or anything else, its about math and cosmology, and the idea of a universe out of nothing, which is silly, more like a universe that always had to be because it is directly implied.
As an aside to my usual rantings about about.me, which continues to hold my interest, most intently, is the flourishing of my LinkedIn account.
I found so many wonderful writers both professional and non on about.me that I started to link to a few other writers on LinkedIn. This has turned my contact list from about 480 to 1980. Now that I look back on this incredible expansion in contacts I can really appreciate the sheer number of writers out there. The more I link to writers on either about.me or LinkedIn the more I appreciate the identification I have with this sub-culture.
If you are one of my links, then please believe me when I say, you are appreciated.
When I first stated my about.me journey I felt a first rush of enthusiasm. My enthusiasm has not declined, but the workload is becoming noticeable. My problem is that I care too much about people, and I’m keen to collect people I have some magic empathy with or self declare in some field I’m interested in. I’m finding that when I sort through the folks who have click on my bio, I’m becoming a little more sharp, a little less time reading each one and a little more judgmental, something I swore I would not do.
My other peeve is that the same people keep showing up. I have not added them to a collection, or complimented them, but time and again there they are. Why … when without any positive feedback people keep checking out my bio. Now I admit I’m a very attractive man … well if you believe that … I mean to say I’m not any great looker and yet I get Great Photo compliments.
Now at this point for anyone who has not seen my bio, you would have missed the fact that my hair is quite long. Does this explain my apparent popularity. Wait a minute … what is popular on about.me anyway, and how do you tell. Well for the uninitiated there is a popular rating and your bio gets a special listing on the “popular” page, and (cringe) yes, I’ve been on that page.
Now I feel I’ve been judged, touche.