Monday, March 24, 2014

What About Me?

Welcome back, friends! There's a new look and feel around these parts thanks to an incredibly wonderful lazy weekend.

Question: Is it okay that I still haven't done an "About Me" page, but I've changed up the fonts, headers, social media links and all those things at least 5 times in the last few months?

I think my priorities are out of line, especially when Helene gives "get-your-life-together" tips all the time (here and here). I just don't know what to say that summarizes who I am, especially when that's what I'll be judged on by new readers who come over to play. Do you have any advice for this critical blogger problem?

Right now, my draft {sarcastically} looks something like this:

Hi, I'm Jessi! 

I'm 26 years young and living a happy, healthy life in Portland, Oregon. 

I'm so happy that you know I'm a blogger because now we have the awkward part out of the way that I have to try to explain when I meet people in real life. You have no idea what a relief this is. Especially that I know you're {probably} a blogger too and we basically just became instant best friends. All we have to do now is follow each other on bloglovin', instagram and twitter and we can start talking about buying plane tickets to meet each other in real life. 

You'd probably like to know a little more about me before we go there, right? 

Okay - so I've lived in Portland, Oregon my entire life and I work at Nike World Headquarters. I'm single and am the mother to a handsome betta fish named Tiger. I have a DSLR that I never use, my go-to karaoke song is Regulate (because I can rap, but can't sing) and my new favorite workout is a hip-hop dance class. I use and abuse snapchat. #Selfie is a song about me.

If we were real-life friends you'd know that I can be inappropriately silly and unapologetically awkward. These two things are also reasons why you won't see a vlog on this page, unless somebody were to pay me. Money and alcohol will always make me do something I said I never would. 

I guess since we're getting personal you'll want to see a photo of me too? 

Here's my latest selfie. If you follow me on social media, you'll see many more just like this!

#10kTraining #SweatySelfie #WokeUpLikeThis-Not

I look forward to meeting you soon! 

Love you long time, 


Was that as awkward for you as it was for me?

When you first found me did you hunt high and low to find out who I was? Or did you just start reading and liked the girl behind JumpingJE without knowing her single, dogless, workaholic, sweataholic status?

Thanks for your feedback! 

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Kait said...

um i love your headphones. i'm pretty sure i found you through brooke? i can't remember though. regardless, love that you share your life with us :)

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Ummmm can you be anymore adorable? I love this about me section! Trust me they are not fun to write but phew it's over right? Love your headphones! I can rap but not sing.....but really not rap but I still try especially after a drink or two ;-) Loving the new design!

fashion-meets-art said...

you are super cute! love your smile!
nice text!!
Maren Anita


Lauren said...

NO it is super cute! Post it! When I first met you via blogland I thought you were super athletic and fitness-y and we were going to be blog acquaintances but never connect. But lately with your life posts (and snapchat selfies) I think I see more of your fun, silly personality so as a non-fitness person, I find you more relatable. In the best way, if that makes sense. All that to say you nailed it and POST IT NOW.

jessica said...

Love the new design! I haven't made it as far as the about me section either. Ughhhh

BLovedBoston said...

Love the new look!! And so cool that you work at Nike headquarters!! Realized I wasn't following you on insta so now I am!! About me's are always weird - but you did a great job!! :)

Alissa said...

I always look for an about me page first. I hate to say it, but if you're a married, mother of two, I might not stick around.

It's so awkward explaining to people that you're a blogger - and then your blogger friends come to visit, and you have to explain how you met them, and well, sometimes I just lie and say they are an old friend.

New design looks great!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i'll be honest: i never read the About Me pages. ever. i just read content of new bloggers i follow and if i like what i read, i follow. the about me page is something that never influences me. i figure i'll get to "know" the blogger through their content and interactions with them.

my about me page is fucking lame but eh, who cares.

and jess, don't be so critical of yourself. i'm the first one to admit if anything is lame and i'm pretty harsh critic so if i say you're awesome, YOU'RE AWESOME. :)

Vodka and Soda

Alex[andra] said...

The new layout looks great! Although the old layout looked good too. I think.

Your about me sounds perfect. Now I just need to buy a plane ticket, haha.

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Love the design!! ...ok so about that plane ticket?? hahaha I already heart you

brooke lyn said...

you're not even sweating in that selfie #liar.

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon said...

The best thing about meeting me in real life is that you don't need a plane ticket (even though I do, but it's to visit my parents, so ya know.. it's comped!). You just need plenty of one item below:
A) Coffee
B) Mexican food

I hope I can date you again soon, my bloggity friend! I found you to be so personable, so take it as a complement that you were the first person I ever had the guts to meet up with! Mostly cause I'm a scaredy cat blogger and don't have the nerve to post selfies or photos of myself on my blog. My About Me page is lacking an updated photo (hello, study abroad from college).

Melissa Suggitt said...

why ya gotta be so cute!!??

ps. our fishies should have a skype date. I'll ask Chuck Bass when is good for him.

Kasey Lynne said...

love the new digs friend!
whyyyy are you so pretty?! :)

Jordan said...

LOVE the new design! I read About Mes but don't hate if someone doesn't have one. I enjoyed getting an idea of who you were through the content in your posts.

Helene in Between said...

i swear on my life that is a PERFECT about me. i love it. serially. and you know from my snap chats that i don't have shit together.

MacKensie said...

it's perfection. also, we're drinking AND vlogging when we finally unite. It will be glorious.

Katie Elizabeth said...

Love the selfie and LOVE the new look! I don't ever read About Me pages so you're okay in my book :)

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

I like the new look!

The About Me sounds good. I think I sort of just rambled off something in mine.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

About Me is soooooooooo awkward to write! Bahahaha @ "#selfie is a song about me" ;P

Christina said...

hahah I was listening to Regulate at work yesterday, I kid you not, and my boss came in and goes "um...are you listening to Regulate?" hell yes i am boss man. he loved it.

lil desiqua said...

Such a pretty pic! And actually, I don't think I looked for an About Me page (probably because I don't have one either!), but I liked this one!

Caitlin Liz said...

I am in love with this bio!! It's absolutely perfect! Summing up yourself in one page is so awkward (I'm guessing for everyone). This is definitely something I need to work on for my blog.