A New Leaf for Lyle Finishes in Top 10 (#2 in Children’s Books!) in Annual Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll (click for details)
It was recently brought to my attention that this blog lacked an “About Me” page. Seems redundant, for a “personal blog,” but I realize you may have stumbled down the rabbit hole while looking for something like “how to get Instagram on Slate 7” or “brain-munching amoeba in Austin” and are now desperately trying to figure out why you landed here, of all places.
Having just gone through several rounds of meetings, wherein the first ten minutes is spent on introductions, I think these things would be great time-savers to have in the workplace, too.
The Visual Version
For the more visually-inclined, there’s this:
I was asked to introduce myself to the team I had recently joined at work. With one PowerPoint slide containing no words, “to make it more interesting.” Wait, what??!! No words? You ask a writer to tell you about herself without using words? And claim that makes it “more interesting“? What kind of a sadist are you?
I sobbed, I railed, I considered writing an “About Me” essay and taking a picture of the words. And then, I remembered Pinterest.
And I thought, “What better way to showcase my social media skills than to use social media to tell my story visually?”
Writing, Writing & Writing With Holly Jahangiri – YouTube – Hey, this could actually be fun! (Better than a tooth extraction, any day!)
Little Tall Tales: An Interview with Holly Jahangiri – the “thank God for second chances” interview, wherein I hope I redeemed myself for the Eliza Dolittle bit years earlier. (There’s a reason silent screen actors didn’t all get speaking roles when the “talkies” came out.)
I’m Just Sharing: An Interview With Writer/Blogger Holly Jahangiri – I managed not to sound like a complete idiot?
Career Mom Online: Holly Jahangiri – Mom, Writer and Blogger Extraordinaire: An Interview – wherein I sound like a halfway normal human being…I think.
And the infamous first-ever author interview in Second Life, wherein I try hard not to sound like the interviewer, and end up channeling my inner Eliza Dolittle, instead: Meet an Author: Holly Jahangiri