Blogging is the worst.
That's a small exaggeration. Lots of things are much worse than blogging. People who don't let you pet their adorable puppy, sand in...anything, and people that jam up the lanes / lot at a gas station are all a lot worse than blogging. I guess when it comes down to it blogging can feel a bit like talking about yourself...and I hate talking about myself.
"My thoughts are sooooooo great!" Ugh.
I've never been particularly good at self promotion. In fact I've probably spent entirely too much time not doing it at all. For the most part I've been content to let others do the talking, assuming there's anything to say, when it comes to me...my work...et all. The problem there of course is how can anybody expect to excel at anything in a vacuum? If no one knows you're awesome at something, how can you expect anyone to come to you to do that thing for them? Words like "self promotion" crop up, and it makes my stomach turn.
Recently, however, I came across a Forbes article that goes over a bunch of ways to self promote without being a jerk. Which is great because no one wants to be a jerk...right? Beyond that, there's no sense in being good at something if you don't try your darndest to share that something with others. So this is me making a promise to myself and the internet that I'm going to be a lot better about sharing what I know and what I do.
And here's a selfie.