I don’t often get a chance to do much with my blog these days, but I hope you all know that I haven’t ditched it, that I love reading your comments and I read your blogs whenever I get a free moment (I just don’t usually have an extra moment – or hand – to leave a comment in turn!).
“As a book blogger, how do you introduce yourself in your profile?”
Not a question I was expecting! Hmm. My profile is on the About page here on my blog, and I approached it like I was telling a bit of a story – a mini-autobiography, sort of. It actually gives a general overview of my book reading tastes, my blogging history and, well, my life. I haven’t updated it since Hugh was born, but I believe everything else is still valid.
I actually went back to my profile not long ago, thinking that it was too much irrelevant information and did I want all that up there for strangers to read? But when I skimmed through it the same level of comfort descended and aside from editing a sentence or two, I left it alone. Because I thought, I’m proud of myself for all I’ve achieved, and where I’m at – I’m happy with it all – so why shouldn’t I share it?
I didn’t write my profile for publishers, for publicity/marketing purposes, though – I wrote it for all my fellow book blogger dags 😉 . I added in a bit about not really accepting review copies – I do occasionally, but the number of unread books on my shelves has just gone over a thousand so I’m really in no position to read review copies (plus, I’m such a mood reader, it can be a while before I’m in the right mood for a particular book). Generally, though, I sought to give some background info, because I love learning little bits about people and finding things you have in common. Our lives are stories, after all!
And speaking of my world, here’s a Hugh update! (To recap, Hugh is my first baby, born on 14 July, and the new love of my life – and the reason why my blogging and reading has been rather sporadic lately.)
The photos above were taken when he was six weeks old. He’s two months old now (or nine weeks), and weighs 6.27kg and is 60cm tall/long – I know because I just took him to the doctor today for his first round of vaccinations. He’s really coming into his own personality and has a cheeky little grin where he tucks his chin down and grins up at you with his big blue eyes 🙂 .
He lets me sleep quite well at night, but is very alert and a bit fussy during the day. My only chance to read is while breastfeeding, which I can manage to do one-handed. Still, it’s hard to read heavy hardcovers that way!