No, really. It's not.
You know I love blogging. I love reading blogs. I like Facebook. I comment and like stuff with the best of them. I'm doing my best to tweet at least a few things every day. So I'm out there, doing my "author branding" thing and whatnot.
And something struck me the other week as I was doing my lunchly blog reading.
We all talk about ourselves on our blogs. It's what a blog is. But some people go on and on about how amazingly awesome they are.
*whispers The Truth* That kinda bugs me.
I want you to SHOW me how amazingly awesome you are by the content of your posts. The way you use words. Your personality. Your sincerity in comments. In Facebook posts. In tweets.
Show, don't tell.
Because I want to decide for myself how amazingly awesome you are. I hate being told. And you come off sounding kind of snooty (okay, more than kind of -- at least for me). And then I'm less likely to go to your blog again, because you've rubbed me the wrong way.
So, friends. Is there something to be said about humility? I mean, obviously we all think we have something valuable to say each day. Something valuable to write. Something we are brass enough to think agents and editors and the general masses will love. But does that mean we should get on our blogs and shout to the world how amazingly awesome we are?
I want my blog, my website, my work, my personality to shout that -- without words.
What about you? Thoughts on this?