Very well written and thought provoking. We are always advertising ourselves, especially in the 20something age category as we are trying to establish our place in the world. You never know when a contact can lead to something greater than originally anticipated, which dictates that you are always advertising your best.
This is why I’m hot
No I’m not going to bust out with ridiculous lyrics (though chances are you’re already hearing the song in your head) the title of this post is inspired by the theme of
Recently I have been finding that many people, especially 20somethings really don’t get that you really are your own walking advertisement. At any given time you are advertising something about yourself. So here’s my advice … be an advertisement for “why you’re hot”. Just because you are your own worst critic doesn’t mean you should share with the world all the negative things about yourself. I can’t for the life of me figure out why people get on twitter, facebook, myspace, and/or their own personal blog and complain about themselves. Little side note here pictures of kegstands on match.com are a very clear advertisement for yourself. Companies work hard to have a strong brand identity, individuals should too. Some of the best advice I’ve heard about confidence is “fake it ’til you make it”. I think the internet is a perfect forum to start this. So dear freaders I suggest you use twitter and your blog to tell the world why you’re fantabulous (yes I make up words).
So here goes … this is why I’m hot: I’m very creative, 9 times out 10 I can see things from a perspective that others don’t, I get along great with all walks of people, I happen to be blonde and intelligent, I am blessed with the world’s fastest metabolism so I can eat family size macaroni and not gain a pound, I don’t hold grudges, in fact rarely do I get upset enough to have something to hold a grudge about, I’m very practical and love setting goals, I’m smiling most of the time, and most of all I have fun out of life, ohh and obviously I have a fabulous blog :D.
How bout you? Why are you hot?August 1, 2008 in Elysain Elysa
Editor and Chief Bloggess of GenPink, Elysa calls herself a "
To narrow down the million reasons why I'm hot haha: I am not only pretty, and one of the few women that can pull off boy-short hair, I am smart, hilarious, have many creative skills, the art teacher everyone in the school wants to be around, and a supportive friend, oh yes and how can I forget the ever important: I am highly clean and organized.:o)
Hopefully other twenty-somethings don't get it because it's an affront to humanity. Let there be some moment in your life that commercialism does not touch. Whether it's metaphor or whether you believe it's just the cruel reality that we are constantly selling ourselves, perpetuating that belief sucks the meaning from life. Now would someone please help me off of my high horse?
This is so true, whether it's on your blog, walking down the street, or just being on your own. I try to always maintain a positive tone on my blog, and in life as much as possible by actively Choosing Happiness in any given situation. And Choosing Happiness is why I'm hot!
You should be a rapper Elysa. :) I agree with your thesis on self-promotion. If you have any intention to use your blog as a tool for branding yourself and creating a positive image for employers and clients, then it makes no sense to talk about your problems all the time. That would be more appropriate for a support group. Not that I'm opposed to an occasional weakness-revealing post. . . as long as you are telling about a lesson you've learned and explaining to others how to avoid the same traps. Oh, and you wanna know why I'm hot? Because I've been mowing grass in sunny 90 degree weather. :)