Alone in a crowd.
Inspired in the woods.
Fascinated by strangers.
That would make a good bio/about me thing, don't you think? I love reading bios - I love reading how original and creative some of them are, and how dead boring some are and how so many are SO THE SAME.
Writing bios however, is a different thing. HOW DO I DO THIS THING. How do I explain this complicated crazy and confusing person that is me?! I have about a kabiligion different sides, moods and passions. I always want my bio to say that I'm a Christian (which is sometimes hard to weave into it because I want my bios to be wacky and funny) and I want to say that I'm a bookworm and a writer and a homeschooler and a pluviophile (lover of rain, ha) and .... BEEP BEEP TOO MANY WORDS. No-one reads the 1000-words bios. I want to keep it snappy and fresh and I want to make people click on the Wonderland Creek link and read my stupid posts. I don't want my bios to be you know, like: 'I am this and I am this and I am this and fin.' That's dead boring. I want to it be like, one simple sentence which encapsulates who I am... which is impossible, ha.
I know it's not important at all. ;-P But still.
Here are some short and simple bios of random-people-I-came-across that I love:
One does not simply write an Instagram bio." (Katie Davis)
"small paychecks | big memories" (Rachel Coker)
"a simple farmgirl with her nose in a book" (Emma Jane)
"I write books and eat ice cream." (Hayden Wand)
"My name is S.M. Olson. I'm a secret agent. Maybe. Christ is my life." (Susanna)
I like these. They're simple and only give a tiny snippit of who these people really are, which makes people want to know more about them. I also love long bios, but something really attracts me to short, snappy ones. I have to get over the thing of, 'Ohhh but I need to mention that I love doing THIS and THAT' because I do that the whooole time. :-P
(Okay, that was me rambling randomly about internet bios on a Sunday morning. I knew I was weird.)