Today I read a post about personal branding. It said it is on the way out. People should not try to be a brand of something or other. People aren't products. Transparency is becoming the trend. It was encouraging us to stop "hiding" behind cartoons, etc and show ourselves. Gasp! Just when I thought Grace and I were doing so well, too. I was mortified! Come out of the closet, so to speak? Do I have to?
So, this afternoon I did some thinking about this and I've come to a conclusion. It's my conclusion. It may not work for everyone. I have decided that I like being Grace when I write my blog. Transparency is okay on other social media, but on my blog I plan to just be Grace. Silly, aging, graying, creaking, leaking, wrinkly, crinkly ol' Grace. I've come to love her persona. I hope you have, too.
It isn't because I am some fruit loopy cereal killer lurking here pretending to be a little old lady. I AM a little old lady. Five foot two to be exact. Closing in on seventy as a matter of fact. (Bigger GASP!) Nor am I some slimy scammer trying to trick you into buying some worthless nonsense. I just want you to "buy" my weird sense of humor and "buy" into my occasional sarcasm. I am just me using "Grace" as my nom de plume.
Some of you who follow me or have emailed me know I don't hide behind my Grace identity all of the time. I am me on my personal facebook page, I am me on Google + and I am me when we email. I know this sometimes confuses people when they aren't sure who I really am, but today I hope to fix that.
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