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Come Tell Me About Yourself | De-Lurk Day 2014
What I love most about writing this blog is that I happen to have the best blog readers on the entire planet.
If the Internet is a big city, full of glittering attractions alongside boring perfunctory necessities and weird subcultures, then I like to think of this blog as that favorite little bookstore-cafe.
You know, that one where there are comfy cushioned seats everywhere, and as you lean back in your chair after finishing your croissant with hot chocolate, you spot a dusty volume with an intriguing title and proceed to spend the rest of the afternoon absorbed in pages worn soft by readers who came before you.
(By the way – you KNOW if I actually ran a bookstore-cafe we’d have the best freaking croissants and hot chocolate in the city. You deserve nothing less.)
And before you know it you say “Whoa, is it really 5pm?”
Because such a place would surely collect the likes of you – a smart, interesting friend full of big dreams fueled by desire and effort and sweat and confusion and heart.
It seems only fitting that once a year I turn the mic over to you.
You make this blog what it is.
You put up with my propensity for inventing words and writing excessively long posts that seem to break the rules about how long a blog post “should” be. (I’m amazed by how often you guys will actually read 2,000 words. It’s impressive.)
You tell me interesting, heart-wrenching stories, share observations on the things we talk about, and write me beautiful thank-you notes when something touches you.
So now, it’s your turn:
For those of you who tend to lurk in the shadows, lending your energy but not usually your voice, today’s the day to introduce yourself.
For those of you who DO speak up and leave comments regularly, this is your chance to tell me more about yourself. Because you rarely get to hear someone’s background, even if you “see them around” regularly.
Take 30 seconds (or however many you’d like) and tell us all the following in a comment:
1) What’s your name, and where do you call home?
(Side note: I seem to get an enormous number of notes from photographers in the UK named Andrew. Seriously, how many Andrews do you guys have over there? Do you have Andrew meetups?)
2) What kind of business are you in & what does your business do for you?
3) What “people issues” would you love to see explored here on the blog? (This one helps me help you, folks.)
Oh, oh, and before you run off to type –
You already know that my favorite thing in the world is to geek out with you about psychology. I mean….I studied it for seven years for a reason. 😉 It’s powerful, useful stuff.
I’d like to send you a couple secret missions to complete around back-to-school time.
They won’t be hard, just amazing. I want you to come geek out with me in a way we’ve never done before.
If you’d like to get in on this, just drop your name and email below, and you’ll get geekout priority:
UPDATE: REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Now – ON TO THE DE-LURKING!
I look forward to reading every word. Probably while eating a croissant. 🙂