Nice to meet you, let’s do this again soon

I'd probably save crepes and French onion soup until at least the fourth date, fyi.

I’ve been thinking about writing my first post for this blog, an infamously difficult and ultimately overly-obsessed-about project for any blogger. This is supposed to be where I lay out who I am and what I’m planning to do here and why you should be listening to me instead of avoiding work at a more exciting and familiar site.

What I was thinking about this post is that there’s no way I’m going to convince you of any of those things in a couple paragraphs. It’s like dating. You don’t go on a first date and go, great, let’s get married. You get to know a person slowly and in many different situations: how they are at a movie, in the morning, with their friends, at work, with their family.

So let’s just call this a first date post. If you want to internet-stalk me to see if I’m worth calling again, you can check out the RESOLVE Photo Blog, which I started and ran for liveBooks until recently. Or some of the writing I did while I was a senior editor at American Photo magazine. You can see my professional side on LinkedIn, my more laid-back side on Facebook, or my stream-of-consciousness side on Tumblr.

Some of you probably know me already, or at least my name. Some of you are wondering who the hell this girl thinks she is. All I’m proposing is that we get to know each other. To help a little bit, I’ve filled out the Proust Questionnaire for you. Add your own answers in the comments, and maybe I’ll call you 😉

What is your current state of mind?
Eager

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My three best friends and I in the woods on a mountain a little high listening to a solar-powered Juke box

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Learning things

What is the quality you most like in a man?
Openness

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Confidence

Which living person do you most admire?
I was going to say Katharine Graham until I realized she died in 2001. I think I have to go with Patti Smith in that case.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Food

When and where were you happiest?
Bonnaroo, 2005

On what occasion do you lie?
When telling the truth will ONLY make things worse

What is your greatest fear?
Being invisible

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Insecurity

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Lack of self-awareness

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d like to be able to sleep less and concentrate more.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Sylvia Plath (except for the suicide thing)

What is your greatest regret?
Not taking more risks

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Helping other people

12 thoughts on “Nice to meet you, let’s do this again soon

  1. Hey congrats on the new venture. Always good trading your day job for total uncertainty. Always a good decision.Give a holler if you're ever through NYC or Austin, Texas.

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  2. Thanks for all the kind thoughts guys 🙂 Yet, I notice that no one has answered the Proust Questionnaire yet. Come on, it will be fun. I'll buy the first person lunch, how about that?

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    • I think I might owe you two sandwiches for that 😉 Thanks for reminding me to change the link from that bunk version. I ended up just taking the questions out and writing the answers out myself 😛

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  4. You are an awesome talent and your writing is just so easy on the eyes and mind. I really look forward to going through your past blog posts (Past to you, new to me) and learning a great deal. Well done and good luck with these endevors.Now that I'm recovered I'll be back to my own blog beginning this week.Sincere regards,Tom

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    • Hi Tom. What are you recovering from? And I'm not sure I'm familiar with A Photo Father, but I encourage blogging for everyone 🙂 Thanks for the words of encouragement, and please keep in touch.

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      • Good morning and thanks for the kind note.I'm recovering from two back surgeries. One in Late Nov and one about a month ago. The photofather is quite simply my own personal writings about being a single parent to a 13 year old amazing son, caretaker of our pup and parrot and the serious hobby (use to be professional) of photography. I'll get back this week.Keep up your good work.Best,Tom

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