Stop making me talk about myself!

I was on apply_filters yesterday! I didn’t expect it either.

Not a lot of people know this but I’m extremely nervous when it comes to public speaking. I get really uncomfortable, I mumble out nonsense, and sometimes my mind runs an infinite loop of [What the hell did you just say?!]. That’s what happened yesterday before Brad and Pippin pulled me out of my death spiral. The question was simple: “Why don’t you take a couple of minutes and tell us about yourself? What do you do, where are you from, etc.?”

It’s a common theme for [scare_quotes]entrepreneurs[/scare_quotes] to advise getting your elevator pitch right. I guess I’m an entrepreneur now? Urg…anyway, I don’t have an elevator pitch about myself yet. I’m working on it.

Maybe it’s really not a “elevator pitch”, maybe I just need the confidence to let people know who I am when I’m not face-to-face 1.

This morning I re-wrote my “About” page. Turning it from a page trying to earn respect to a story about my WordPress journey. Which I think is a step in a new start 2.

Notes:

  1. I’m not crazy! I can talk to people that I don’t already know. Sheesh. I just don’t want to at times :)
  2. Saving you from a huge dump of personal self reflective thoughts