Every semester’s first week has the “Intro Post.” It’s a requirement to do because if you miss posting the intro post, you’re automatically dropped from the class.
Last semester I found out I don’t really like the Intro post.
Don’t get me wrong, I love reading my fellow classmates intro posts and getting to know them. I just don’t like writing mine.
That’s absurd! You post daily, you love writing. How can you you not enjoy writing a 250 word post?
Completely understand. I just don’t like writing about myself. It’s like “Hi, I’m InfoJunkie … blah, blah, blah.” I think a part of it is because I’m a pretty boring person. I read, I write, I watch TV & movies. I do some cross-stitching here and there, big fan of genealogy and history. Love letter-writing. The end. Boring!
Most of my classmates are military, they’ve traveled, and are much younger than I am. Not to mention, since most are military, they have interesting jobs like something-something analyst or cryptography. Can you see my dilemma? Another part of it is because I don’t like the attention. I love writing about other subjects, but when the focus is on me … *shudders*.
I know right?! But you know what? This semester, for some odd reason, was different. I still felt a little nerve-wrecking writing about me, but it wasn’t as bad as it’s been. And you want to know something? This post got so many replies I couldn’t believe it. And you want to know what the draw seems to be? “I work in a library and love it.” Second most draw in? “I adore your name!” My real name, that is.
Suddenly, I didn’t feel so bad answering their questions. They mainly talked about the library and how they love that I work in one. It was nice. A little better than the usual “I love Hawaii” type of feedback, but I don’t mind those.
So, I’m getting better at it and hopefully, one day soon, I’ll make peace with it.
And so the semester begins. Western Civilization post-30 yrs war … here I come.