I Need Your Help in Defining Me

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@bagarad (13894)
Paso Robles, California
May 22, 2019 5:46pm CST
I just read a blog post about being consistent with my author persona when I'm online. The blogger/author, Anne R. Allen, suggested we ask our friends how we come across to them. It's hard to see yourself as others see you. So I'm asking you, my myLot friends, to help me define my public persona. I'm probably more myself here than anywhere else, though some of you also know me on other sites. Maybe if you know me on more than this site you can tell me if I'm consistent from one site to the other. Please be honest. It won't affect how I feel about you. I want to know how you would describe me to someone else who didn't know me. If someone asked you what they could expect from my posts if they followed me, what would you say? How would you describe my interests (besides writing), my personality, my characteristics, the tone of my writing to someone who did not know me? How do I behave when I disagree with someone? Is what I wrote on my profile here consistent with who I seem to be in my posts? If not, what differences to you see? How would you expect me to treat you if we met in person? I hope a lot of you will express your opinions because I have been advised that I should write publicly in a way that's consistent with my persona. Do I? To follow that advice, I need to understand my persona. Please tell me who I am online. This post was inspired by this post by Anne R. Allen: https://annerallen.com/2019/05/whats-your-author-persona/
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@Hannihar (63139)
28 May
@bagarad I do not know you very well. I would say you are a nice person and have been nice to me and not mean to me.
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@bagarad (13894)
• Paso Robles, California
29 May
I don't see any good reason for anyone to be mean to someone else. I believe in kindness.
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@Hannihar (63139)
29 May
@bagarad People can be nice and can also be mean. I have seen people try to convince me that they are nice and sweet and then turn on me so human nature you do not know who or what they are.
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@bagarad (13894)
• Paso Robles, California
30 May
@Hannihar It's especially hard online when you haven't actually met people and you can't see their facial expressions. I have found most people on myLot are pretty polite.
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@LadyDuck (223261)
• Switzerland
23 May
I see you like a kind and strong woman, who takes care of the house and her husband. You are honest and write about what you like, that makes easy and pleasant to read what you write.
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@bagarad (13894)
• Paso Robles, California
24 May
I'm afraid I'm not very good about taking care of the house. I'm more likely to be taking care of the garden. Taking care of my husband takes a lot of my energy, even though it's not exactly a caregiving situation most of the time. I really do love to write, read what others write, and interact with people.
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@LadyDuck (223261)
• Switzerland
24 May
@bagarad When the husband needs our help, this takes a lot of our time, but this is our most important thing to do.
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@bagarad (13894)
• Paso Robles, California
25 May
@LadyDuck I agree. The house will always be here. He may not.
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@Sojourn (5227)
• India
23 May
I haven't interacted with you much,but in the few posts that I had interacted with you it seemed that you are a supportive person.
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@bagarad (13894)
• Paso Robles, California
24 May
I do try to be. I try not to become entangled in disputes.
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@wolfgirl569 (15714)
• Marion, Ohio
22 May
I have always taken you as kind and honest. Your posts are very easy to read and follow.
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@bagarad (13894)
• Paso Robles, California
23 May
Thank you for saying that. I try, but am not sure how well I succeed at that.
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@CarolDM (28385)
• United States
22 May
You have always been very kind, supportive, loyal. Your posts are always detailed and informative.
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@bagarad (13894)
• Paso Robles, California
23 May
I appreciate that. I'll try to live up to it. I try to treat others as I would like to be treated.
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