Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Suggestions for your Profile or Bio

I was recently looking through Blogger profiles for people that have similar interests as I do and I got a kick out of some of the profiles I came across. I was intrigued by some of the information that people chose to disclose. I know you always want to paint the best picture of yourself in a social forum like Facebook, a dating service, or your Blogger profile, but occasionally people decide to include certain details about themselves that just don't seem to fit or that would best be left undisclosed.

Sometimes you think you have someone figured out and that they fit a particular stereotype, then they throw in a disturbing detail which creates an inconsistency. Here are a couple examples of the kind of stuff I am talking about.

Interests: pottery, politics, cooking, Insane Clown Possey, and scapbooking.
Interests: hiking, new age music, vegan, Russian literature, and monster truck ralleys.
Interests: Ultimate Fighting, Partying, Barbecuing, French manicures, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Movies/TV: Jack Ass, South Park, Sense and Sensibility, and Jersey Shore.

Then you get the TMI crowd. These are people who like to disclose what ailments they suffer from as part of their regular introduction. Of course people are free to do whatever they want, but launching into your problems right off the bat is not the best way to draw people to you. I suggest not mentioning words like toenail fungus or halitosis as part of your bio.

The worst thing I've found with blogger profiles are people who use immature avatars like Neanderthal boys as part of their profile because they are not willing to reveal their true identity.

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

How do you feel about two headed Snuggies?

Cheeseboy said...

Sense and Senseability was kinda a precursor to Jersey Shore. Those are funny. I am going to have to start paying more attention to bios.

M-Cat said...

I'm with Cheeseboy - I haven't really paid much attention to bios - but most def will now!

Shana said...

I always read the bios and usually get a chuckle

Kelly said...

I recently changes my bio. I had a hard time coming up with things to say. So thanks for the ideas!

Pedaling said...

okay, now i am going to go refresh my memory on what my bio says.

Kal said...

I had to shift to my other email addy when I reached max space allowable on my first addy (I have alot of pictures) and I left that new profile blank. You have inspired me to go a bit insane with the new profile. I just hope the authorities don't come knocking at my door. Go figure they would take a few missing paper boys so seriously.