juliamarie3 asked: On tuesdays I usually recommend you. I hope it's ok that I recommend you for personalities instead of creative writing. It's just that I generally don't like the writing community and if I had a choice of admiring you for your writing only or admiring you as a person who happens to be an amazing writer, I'd pick the second. I know you're not a huge fan of compliments but I thought I'd let you know that you're grrrrrreat! (Tony the tiger style)
Man. You know what? It’s typical ME that you’ve somehow gotten the impression that I don’t like compliments. I adore compliments. I even label them in Gmail so that I can go back and find them later. This comes in handy on days when I feel like an incompetent loser who aspires to someday be a hack.
Maybe you think I’m not a huge fan of compliments because I usually don’t publish them? I rarely publish something that is just a compliment with no question, but it’s not because I don’t enjoy them, it’s because I’m trying to avoid coming off as a fathead who posts too much.
Frankly, I think “personality” is a more accurate category for me. Or “parenting”. I like “creative writing” because it’s not as saturated as the first and because I don’t really think of myself as a parent. Obviously I *am* a parent, but my internal identity isn’t attached to some nebulous idea of parenthood. It’s attached to Bean, and I’m always surprised when the parents of his classmates start conversations with me like I’m one of them. To borrow your phrasing, I’m not a parent, I’m just a person who happens to have an amazing kid.
To sum up? Do whatever you strikes your fancy.
(Also, I’m not certain what you mean by “the writing community”, but I can assure you that more than half of the people listed in the creative writing directory are awesome. If it weren’t so late already, I’d make you a list. Suffice it to say here that I’m proud to be in their company.)