“Above all, she is a human being”
Bloggers, we sometimes do a weird thing. We refer to ourselves in the third person. Especially when we are writing an “about the author” section of a post or blog. It’s a style thing.
In that same breath, have you ever checked the bio section in twitter? Any Social Media really. There is this phenomenon. You can even see it in the C. V.’s sent to companies, when people apply for jobs. The entire person get’s condensed into a few words, which we commonly refer to as a label.
Just scroll down, and you will see my own third person account of myself. Check my Twitter bio.
There’s one label I fell we so often leave out. It’s the label: human being.
I guess it’s a given, an obvious fact. It’s an overlooked fact. However much I may seem as a hero, however much I may seem like a failure I am still a human being.
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About the Author
Sarina often sat on the peaks of the dunes of Southern Africa watching the ocean tide drift in. A daydreamer, often dreaming up stories for lands somewhere over the rainbow. She is a mother, a wife, a blogger and an overall creative spirit. Above all, she is a human being.
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2 thoughts on “The Label we forget”
I do get annoyed with CV’s and bios and how we have to reduce ourselves down to a few very simple things, which helps to obscure any unique individual qualities that we may have. I interview a lot of authors and I always enjoy when they write a small piece about themselves specifically for the interview, rather than cutting and pasting their tiny bio from elsewhere, as this helps bring out their own individual flavour 🙂