Several weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled What I Wish More People Knew About Me. The intention was to share a bit more of the personal side of me as commentary on how we get to know people superficially online, but we rarely see or explore past the surface.
Apparently I’m not the only one that feels that way.
There’s something cathartic about writing a few things about yourself, whether they’re surprising or not so much. We’re taught not to share about ourselves, to be interested in other people, to be modest and self-effacing. That’s great and all, but from the outpouring of responses, I’d say not only do we all want to be a little bit better seen and understood, but we genuinely want to know a little more about others, too.
In that post, I encouraged folks to either send their Wish People Knew posts to me as a guest post for Brass Tack Thinking, or to write their own and send me the link. The roundup is below.
What’s amazing is that I found lots of posts that were written because someone two or three degrees removed from me shared a post with their community and inspired someone else. I think that’s pretty cool.
There are several dozen posts below, and I’ll keep this updated as often as I can when I come across new links. If I’ve missed you, just let me know in the comments. I hope you’ll take the time to read a few, and learn a bit about someone new. How much do you really know about the people that surround you?
Thanks to all of you who were open enough to share a little bit of yourselves with us.
Wish People Knew: Guest Posts
Wish People Knew: Across the Web
20 Things About Me You May Not Know… (Steve Olenski)
Putting the ‘Social’ Back in Social Media (Kenna Griffin)
10 Things I that I wish more people knew about me… (Cole Watts)
5 Things You May Not Know About Me (Christie Inge)
8 things I wish more people knew about me | (Arik Hanson)
What I Wish More People Knew About Me (Kevin Green)
What I Wish People Knew – techguerilla talk (Matt Ridings)
What I Wish You Knew About Me (Katy Widrick)
What I Wish People Knew About Me (Maranda Gibson)
32 things you don’t know about me – or, Hello. (Sarah Peck)
What I want you to learn from me (Margie Clayman)
#216; what’s in a [haircut]? « The Luckiest (Tina Stanton)
What I Wish More People Knew About me | Scribed/Design (Jason Konopinksi)
118. What Do You Really Know About Me? | Cloverdew Creative (Sarah Halperin)
things we leave behind – Blog – I Wish You Knew (Mari Huertas)
What you know about me vs. what you don’t know (Andre Natta)