The About Me page on this blog is pretty crappy. For a start it’s out of date; all the ages on it are wrong, my mugshot lacks a beard, and Evans occupation is listed as â€œcheekychopsâ€ when quite clearly it should be â€œsnot monsterâ€.Â Even if it wasn’t behind the times it would still be bland and boring, I mean does anyone actually care that I like the tangy taste of creosote, sleeping with the fridge door open, and walking barefoot through graveyards? No, I didn’t think so.
In fact Iâ€™d go so far as to say that the poor quality of my about page is probably the sole reason that this blog has not yet garnered millions of adoring readers. It is the only thing holding me back from quitting my day job and living like a king from advertising revenues and lucrative book deals like Dooce, John Chow, and Bon Bon.
Something clearly needs to be done, and I think I’ve stumbled across the answer. Whilst reading Contrary’s excellent blog the other day I noticed she had done something incredibly creative with her about page. Basically she asked her readers to give her a one or two sentence soundbite about her or her blog, a bit like the quotes on the back of a book or on the bottom of movie posters.
Seeing as though the comments on this blog are usually far more entertaining than the actual posts I thought that approach might work here too. I must point out that I’m not fishing for compliments; insults, name calling and general slander are encouraged too. You can write anything you want and I’ll publish it verbatim (within reason).
And as usual for posts that I am desperate for people to comment on there shall be a glittering prize for a randomly selected entrant. If the winner is of the foreign persuasion then they will relieve a parcel containing samples of the most pungent foodstuffs the UK has to offer – Marmite, English mustard, and Branston Pickle. If you are a glorious resident of the United Kingdom then you will receive a special yet to be determined mystery prize.
So, whether you are a regular commenter, a lurker, or even a first time visitor give it a go. You know you want to.