Last week, I did something that made me uncomfortable. I updated this website. And it made me uncomfortable because I’m not the technologically-savvy one in the family. That role is filled by my husband. But my blog is mine, and I did it! (Though to be completely honest — the sunflowers you see at the top, behind my name, were photographed by my husband).
But now comes the part when I have to tell people about my website and blog. Do a little self-promotion. And that’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable.
My website is my way of sharing my ideas and my work with others. You’ve probably figured out by now that I like sunflowers (they’re my favorite flower), and I am passionate about my family, my teaching years, and books and writing.
But I share all this with you from the privacy of my home. Or while I’m out at Black Dog Coffee. Or wherever I happen to be with my handy dandy laptop.
I’m not on display like an actress walking the red carpet. No one wants to know what I’m wearing (sandals from Target) and no one asks about my jewelry (no gold).
The focus stays on my work, which is where it should be.
2 thoughts on “Self-Promotion”
Ah, the plight of the timid writer! Uncomfortable with the self-promoting part of the work. Congrats on the new website and on taking that brave step of promoting your work.
Dear Diane, Thank you for your support and encouragement! It means so much to me! Hugs, Wendy