💭 It feels so strange to me when a personal website refers to the author in the third person.
@caffeine I think this is fine! Also a lot of your wiki pages are in first person, so... case dismissed!
@gosha i do both, writing in third person makes me approach myself in a different way
not quite sure how to articulate that but it can be useful
@noa I'm sure there are cases where it works well — this was just a gut reaction to a specific type of website, one of which I'd just seen when I wrote that toot.
What sort of case do you find it useful for?
@gosha oh i totally know the feeling, it can feel very plasticky
i use it to easily see my views in a different light-like people have said its often used on resume sites to sound more professional and i think the same principle creates a disconnect. seeing my name associated with a view is like someone else is talking about what i think, and then if i havent articulated myself well enough i feel more indignant about a third person statement than a first person one. does that make sense?
@gosha guilty -- I've put that there so people don't need to ask me for a blurb when writing articles/promo.
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