Fandom Snowflake ChallengeDay 8
In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so
Although the label says this is a hard one, for me it's easy. I know myself very well.
So okay, that's the first thing: I have high intrapersonal intelligence. I am my own person. My identity is indelible. The fact that this also makes me social teflon has its pros and cons, but I wouldn't trade it.
I'm wordsmith. I'm an adept-level poet. I'm a master at nonfiction. Fiction, I haven't done as much with, so maybe master, maybe still journeyman. I'd feel more inclined to claim master status if I'd actually finished a fiction book on purpose. I've written more books by accident than on purpose, but oh well. Wordsmith is me! :D
My detritus food chain is 3 days to apex. That's my proof of skill in rough-and-ready permaculture. I don't do the fancy stuff. I'm looking at raw nature for my inspiration. I've turned part of the yard into a full 7-layer jungle, it's just ... shorter than the Brazilian kind. But it's all there. My little modular, model ecosystem in a not-quite-bottle. \o/ My observation and naturecraft skills have paid off.
On the interpersonal level, I love my audience. I love that if a flamewar breaks out on my blog while I am asleep, someone else usually puts it out before I wake up. I love that if someone asks a question I can't answer, another reader usually can. I have a whole handful of folks who fill in descriptions of cartoons or images for my vision-impaired readers, when I don't have time to post more than a summary. I love how people pull together for the Hard Things and Good News posts, sharing the ups and downs of their lives, and sometimes kick-ass problem-solving. And I have this awesome audience, because I put some serious effort into developing online community parameters. The first time I posted a draft of those, I think it was 1995. Wow. So, it's gone through a lot of evolution since, but if you open my profile page you can see some of it in action, and the parameters are in my Memories. Thus, my people skills have gotten pretty good at least online.
I'm crafty. I can make some things on my own, like scrapbooks or hand-sewing. I also know enough about other crafts to make knowledgeable contributions. I like making things, and I like supporting other people who make things.
I am a crowdfunder! I hit the glass ceiling of "there is no money in poetry" and smashed it to bits and used the bits to make sparkly decoupage ornaments. But more than that, it ties into my audience, my support of the arts, my creativity -- it's a whole field of awesome where I do all kinds of things as a creator, prompter, and patron. \o/ And I helped build it from the ground up. I encouraged people to get into crowdfunding back before it was even really a thing, and that worked. I just got into it later myself because I didn't want to start a blog before I had something serious to sell on it, which was my first book. After that, things kind of ... mushroomed.
I am a competent priest/ess of Pagan ways and also fairly fluent in interfaith work. I like studying different traditions and taking the best from each. And I can explain
how things work if other people get stuck.
I could do this all day, but I should get back to the fishbowl I haven't even finished writing for.