About Writer of Words etc 2022

Back in 2018 I wrote a long list of 49 facts about me. Many are still true, but others not so much. So I wrote a new version for 2022.

One thing I came across while researching my old About page was this post: The least interesting thing about me. πŸ˜€

It earned 60 likes and many comments. Some of you posted your least interesting thing about you in the comments, remember Justine, Cheryl, Michael, Walter, nananoyz, bereavedsingledad, SwingedCat, Matt, LA, Deb, Ashley, Rivergirl, Angie, Teresa?

Anyway, here’s the new me for a new year.

About Writer of Words etc 2022

me over the last few years

The obvious:

I’m a writer of words, purger of stuff, drinker of wine, hockeymom. That was my tagline for many years.

I am still that (when the rinks aren’t shut down) but there’s more.

The less obvious:

I’m a Swiss-Canadian, middle-aged, uncoupled, teen-raising, Beagle-wrangling, label resisting, mostly introverted, angelic, well-behaved, drama-free, relatively normal chick with an attitude writer of words. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‡πŸ€ͺ

And, I’m a jewelry-designing, Medium-platform exploring, If Not Now When publication-creating, tarot reading witch unintentional influencer. πŸ§™

I’m also a self-published author, an active blogger, an erotica writer, a content creator and a Jill of All Trades type. Sort of.

What trades?

I’m a mom. That should be enough of an explanation.

Most endearing qualities

Some people have told me I’m refreshing. (I asked how. Like beer?) Only men have used this term in their description of me as far as I’m aware. Do women say refreshing when describing other women? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

I’m also candid, open, honest, dedicated and loyal. There’s a sneaky side to me, a hidden side I sometimes display in fiction, and a secret side that I share with almost no one. 😳

I can appear a little gullible at times. I take things at face value, maybe too literally at times. Perhaps this isn’t an endearing quality but I don’t have another category to fit this under, so I stuck it here.

I make time for people who are important to me. It’s a curse, in some ways, or maybe a blessing in disguise…

For instance:

I’m the one they reach out to when no one else is around, or when they’re waiting for a better option to make themselves known. She’s reliable and available, they think and sometimes, this sucks. Sometimes, I want to be the one they want to connect with, not be the one that’s nice to spend time with while waiting for someone else to come along.

I’m not making this up; I have experienced this on and off for decades, but I have learned the secret on how to stop this. Perhaps I will write a post on this topic one day.

Hint: it has to do with the Universal Laws and Universal Energies. (More to come on this…)

Most perplexing qualities

I’m a little weird and odd, maybe unconventional. I don’t like to follow the masses or fit in with the mainstream, but I don’t want to rock the boat either (sometimes). I hate being a sheep but sometimes I prefer to be the sheep than to exert a lot of energy for futile things that seem unimportant in the grand scheme of things. (I’m not good at this but I’m working on it.)

I love technology

People have remarked that I am glued to my phone a lot.

This bugs me even if it’s true. I keep my phone close for two reasons:

  1. My kids have access to me 24/7 no matter where I hang my hat (and I hang my hat in a dwelling I do not currently share with my kids full-time)
  2. I struggle with hearing loss and technology is my friend

Explanation (even though I don’t owe it to anyone but I choose to share):

I lived through adolescence without technology and it was the most isolating phase of my life due to an endlessly ongoing hearing challenge I suffer from. I had Meningitis as a child and wasn’t supposed to survive – I did because my mom refused to give up and because of her I had a normal life. Except for the hearing. That’s not normal.

Also, normal isn’t really a good word to describe me. Because I’m not normal. Far from it. πŸ™„ πŸ˜›

It may be noteworthy to point out that this era of advanced digital technology has given me opportunities I could have never even imaged when I was a teenager, so I use it to my full advantage today. I am much less isolated because of the technology, and this is a good thing for my mental and emotional health.

So yes, I keep my phone close. You don’t have to like it. πŸ˜‰

Why should you read my blog?

Well, should isn’t the right word. I certainly will not force you to read me. It’s entirely up to you who you want to read, but if you read me and you let me know this, which many of you do, I thank you to the moon and back for your readership, your likes and comments, and your engagement.

How’s this for an About post?

Here’s a little tip: if you don’t have an about page, you should create one. It doesn’t have to be as long or wordy as mine… Tell your readers who you are and/or what your blog is about. Often a new reader who likes one of your posts will go check out your about page to get a better idea whom they have connected with. If you like engagement on your blog, a crafty About page is good practice.

Thank you for reading my post, and as always, see you in the comments.

42 thoughts on “About Writer of Words etc 2022

  1. Darling you won’t believe this, I was just wondering if you do put out the link to your erotic writing and I just happened to open this post and it’s there. You are just killing it lady, no matter in which phase of life you are WoW,e! β™₯️

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  2. Love your post! You seem very interesting. Also, we have a lot in common personality-wise. I don’t know how to describe myself now because im tired. My son describes me as tired, busy on my phone, blogging, and every time he reads in his homework that “sam likes to read books” he looks at me and gives me that smile like reading books is part of my identity. I do read a lot. Not as much as I want to. I’m always learning. People who get to know me to say im interesting until they get bored of me and ghost me, only to reach out when no one else is available. You inspired me to write a reintroduction of myself. I have an about page and I think it’s updated. Anyway, you sound like someone I would want to be friends with.

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  3. You are much like a kalidiscope. Facinating, ever evolving, and unpredictable as to what might delight us next. Thanks for sharing and be true to yourself. Own the life you live, live the life that makes you the happiest.

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  4. Good post, mostly I would describe you as open from what I’ve seen on this blog. And look at those accomplishments. Author, craftsman (or craftswoman) tarot reader (I finally did my 12 month spread) and mom. Keep being awesome!

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  5. I didn’t know you back in 2018 even though we connect with some of the same people. I agree with you about having a great About Page. That’s where I start when I find a new-to-me blogger. I recently updated mine in fact. Check it out the next time you stop by!

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  6. Well done, and a great reminder that it’s important to update your About page frequently. I’m probably overdue myself…thanks for the nudge!

    And, my sock drawer is still the least interesting thing about me. At least I’m consistent!

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  7. Good tip with the about page. The first thing I do when I discover a new blogger is check that for an impromptu bio. As for the male compliment β€œrefreshing”? I had a co worker of my husband’s say that about me. I found out later it was anything but complimentary!
    🀣

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  8. Lovely post and enjoyed your original, too. I see a lot of you in myself. Lots I could comment on but some bits from the original stood out in a way like feeling like you’re not meant for relationships and so on/different and I think we see the world in quite similar ways. I’m not sure if you’re looking for deeper connections/new friends right now but if you ever want to reach out personally/grow a friendship “off site” over a penpal like experience, feel free to reach out πŸ™‚

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  9. Sums you up pretty well. I think I updated mine after the divorce, maybe? but at least I have one. I dislike finding new blogs that don’t have About pages, or the type who really don’t tell you anything about themselves. I really don’t want to read through years of old posts just to figure out who/what the person is.

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