If you read a lot of blogs you may notice one theme that has become very popular - the list of "100 Things" that people publish about themselves.
In general I find these lists very interesting because they give you a fairly unique look at the person you are reading about. And, because it's very difficult to compile a list of 100 things about yourself (try it), you'll find that people have to reveal some pretty unusual (and sometimes disturbing) facts about themselves to build such an extensive list.
However, you may find there are a few people out there who have obviously struggled to complete their lists and have resorted to using less-than-engaging "filler" entries to get to the finish line. Other people include their pets or their kids to fill the gaps. But - because there are no official rules for posting a 100 Things list or penalties for boring your readers, we are welcome to post whatever we feel like. That's what's so great about blogs!
So, being as how I have no pride and have revealed entirely too much information about myself already the last six months, I thought it would be fun to add to the train wreck and submit my own list. There was only one problem -
I'M NOT INTERESTING ENOUGH TO COME UP WITH 100 THINGS!
Seriously. Over the last few months I have been quietly building my list, adding items as I think of them and feeling pretty good about my progress.
Then BAM! I hit a wall. 35 things was all I had in me, and even those weren't all that fascinating. So then I started thinking I wasn't trying hard enough and began to feel inadequate in my lack of ability to find 100 interesting things about myself. Then I got over it. Then I worried about it again - and on and on.
THEN - I had another idea... Rather than try to force out a list of 100 things, why not just publish the 35 things I had so far - and keep adding to it as I continue to discover more about the true inner self that is me?
Also - people who know me could help too. That's right - if you know things about me that I've overlooked, send them to me and I'll add them to the list (only the good things of course). Then just watch the link for "35 Things" in my sidebar at the bottom of my "Last 10 Posts" section. If the link text increases to say, "38 Things" for example, you'll know I've added something.
So this is where I've landed - a compromised list of things about me, some of which you'll recognize from entries I've posted in the past.
Hey, like I said - I only have so much material!
Click here to see my list.