I’ve been thinking about ego lately, mine in particular, while I was writing my bio (finally) for the Shocktrauma Studio site. I was instant messaging with Kenneth about how to write about yourself without coming off as a total prick. You want to make yourself sound good, though. Even if it is poncy to write about yourself in the third person, is it worse in the first?
If that isn’t enough, I was browsing my logs here for the Parlor this morning, and got two hits of self-important whoring thoughts:
Both of these are shameful, or are they? This is really two different issues. Now the ‘no comment’ thing is not a big deal (sniffle, sob), because no one may care about what a particular post’s contents were about; I understand that. I’ve tried not to be a comment whore, but those damn little things are addictive! It’s proof that I am not just screaming out into the void (and I thank all twelve of you), but by that rationale, is it the only reason that I am writing? No, I would want to write anyway, so that is pretty easy to move past.
However, were I to do a pin-up section for instance, does that not feed into the greater good, and by the greater good, I mean showing off my drawing skills to potential comic book buying customers? Is it a business opportunity in disguise to turn Google visitors looking for pinups into customers, as well as an ego booster (c’mon… you can just see the hit counter rising as we speak)? I mean, it isn’t like my sketchbooks are not already filled with material; I’ve made no secret that I love the female form, especially in pin-up form. Plus, isn’t this what the Internet was made for, looking for questionable images? What if I took said pin-ups and made them a purchasable item, like a print? What would my mother think (not to mention the Chief)?!
How much does modesty hurt you, or ego for that matter? What is the perfect balance?
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