Hoards of folks have been asking me to write a biography. A history of my relationship with the online world, how I started and where I hope to go in the future.
The deed has been done.
There is a catch, however.
I didn’t write the biography myself.
I hired a professional writer to compose my “official” biography. All I did was give the individual (who happens to be my Aunt) a list of items that could be inserted. I’m pleased with the outcome.
You might ask why I didn’t write the biography myself?
I simply don’t like writing lists of my accomplishments and successes.
This might come as a surprise to you, as I talk about myself on the blog and throughout the internet often.
I’m not very good at talking about myself.
Although I’m happy to explore transparency, document situations in my life online and share solid facts – my family will attest to the fact that I become a wicked mess when I receive praise. Bashful. My cheeks go bright red like Bashful himself, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Deliver a singing performance in front of 10,000 people? A riotous cheer ensues? Yep. I’m all smiles, blushing and bashful as could be. Although I’m very outgoing and deliver a confident performance, the effects of praise cause me to cower.
This offers itself as a strange conundrum.
Sell Yourself While Still Remaining Approachable
It’s important to sell yourself online. Your brand and its worth are crucial to your businesses success. People want to hear why others are successful, where their credits lie and how they know what they know. It gives them reason to listen.
I believe, however, that it’s also important to stay humble enough to remain approachable.
Do you ever want to come to a point where people are afraid to talk to you? I don’t.
Intimidation isn’t my goal.
So, know I’m working on a better balance.
I’m striving to become more transparent by sharing where I’ve found success while also striving to remain humble and approachable.
How will I find this balance? I believe it will come by paying deeper attention to my lifelong pursuit…
…to be a light in the world.
By remembering this simple motto I’ll always be asking myself a simple question. “Is my attitude and behavior helping me to shine bright?”
Those who listen more than talk are the ones worth listening to.
Want to read my new biography?
I’m talking too much. It might serve me well to follow my own advice.
I intended to write a short, 50 word post about the release of my new biography.
Sorry. My post was hijacked by my rampant thoughts.
Anyways, you can read my new biography or “about” page here.
A few more places to learn more about me.
Below I’ve also captured links to a few others places online you’ll be able to learn more about me. I hope you enjoy the effort these folks have put into promoting my goals, visions, dreams and pursuits. I’m grateful to each one forever.
Apologies in advance if I forgot an interview on your blog. Feel free to add it in the comments below!
- The Naked Truth About Christian Hollingsworth
- Judgement Day (this post really touched me recently)
- CREATIVE MINDS – Christian Hollingsworth
- Christian Hollingsworth: Small Business Influencer
- Colfax youth trains dogs, dreams of Iditarod race
- Library display cabinet equals Eagle Scout rank
- A day in the life of blogger and social media marketer, Christian Hollingsworth
- Interview with C. Hollingsworth from Smart Boy Designs
- Frank’s #FollowFriday: Christian Hollingsworth
- Make Money Online Interview with Christian Hollingsworth
- Christian Hollingsworth Founder of Smart Boy Designs
- Interview: Christian Hollingsworth from Smart Boy Designs
- True Peak Journey: Christian Hollingsworth
- An interview with Christian Hollingsworth
- Christian Hollingsworth – Small Business Influencer
- Only 26 Days Left, I Would Appreciate Your Support
- Do you know Smart Boy?
Are you happy with your current blog biography? Where do you find the balance between selling yourself and humility? Sometimes if we’re too approachable within our sphere of responsibility, others take advantage of what we offer. Do you believe this to be a problem?