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?
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?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
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?
When and where were you happiest?
On what occasion do you lie?
When telling the truth will ONLY make things worse
What is your greatest fear?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
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