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Why do some hubbers...

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    start their bios by talking about themselves in the third person?

    1. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      bBerean has often wondered this.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        lol
        this hubber here,  she thinks that's too funny!  lol

    2. Kevin Peter profile image68
      Kevin Peterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't actually noticed such a fact. First I will have to go to my own profile. You are so keen and careful about such things!

  2. StoneCircle profile image87
    StoneCircleposted 4 years ago

    I had a garden client that kept saying, "Shirley really likes it when the lavender is in bloom. Shirley would prefer it if you remove that hosta and put it with the others" I went on break and asked the guy I was working with who Shirley was. He looked at me very confused and replied, " The homeowner you have been gardening with for the past 2 hours."
    I still do not know why people do that. Maybe it is easier on the mind to have the "other" person be the reason for everything.

  3. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    Pheww! I had to run and check my profile!!

    Of course once my Royal Blood is recognised I will have to call myself "One'! One writes for Hubpages....

  4. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
    PaulGoodman67posted 4 years ago

    PaulGoodman67 considers commenting on this thread and then decides not to!

  5. Healthy Pursuits profile image88
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 4 years ago

    Whew! OK, I'm not guilty. Didn't think so, but then I just went through some of my early hubs. I found myself saying over and over, "God, that's awful! Did I really write that?" So I may have been a different person when I began writing on HP.

  6. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    It's about preference regarding how one wants to present him or herself. I wanted to make a professional presentation versus a personal presentation. So speaking in third person creates a professional distance without being too aloof . . . I hope. smile

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      +1 I also have my profile written in the third person for this exact reason.

    2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with JanShares.  In all the years I spent writing for magazines and newspapers, never did the publication use bios that were in first-person.  That's more the style for blogging, where you do everything in first-person. I don't consider HP a blog site.

    3. R Creighton G profile image60
      R Creighton Gposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Gah.  This makes sense now that it's been pointed out.  I had just cut and pasted my first-person 'About Me" from my other blogs.  This was helpful, thanks.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Paradigmsearch would have had a field day with this thread, but bBerean and PaulGoodman67 beat him to it.

  8. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    When I was in graduate school (art school) they taught us that bios should be written in third person to appear more professional.

    I say write it in first person or third as you prefer, but don't be so sloppy as to switch from one to the other in the middle.

    1. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As a person who has done a lot of hiring over the years, I must admit, resumes written this way force my eyes to roll.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness, those responses were hilarious. Beth loved them.

    1. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      bBerean knew she would.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Wait... knew *I would or... were you talking to Beth? I think she went to bed about an hour ago.

  10. Glenn Stok profile image93
    Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago

    Me, myself, and I enjoyed these responses. All three of them. We mean us. I mean -- they mean us. I mean -- I mean us. All three of us! Or should I (we) (they) say ... Oh well, maybe just me!

    1. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Take me to your leader.

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    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 4 years ago

    KangarooJase would respond to such a question, yet he feels that he is currently too tired to reread his profile and offer solutions to it becoming already written in either the 1st, or 3rd person grata non deplume! Or some such.

  12. Will Apse profile image87
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    It spares the sensitivities of those irritated by the me generations.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You must be a smart person cause I can't make heads or tails of that sentence.

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, he's indeed a smart person.

    2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well stated!  I agree, will.

  13. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    I like second person. It's much more confronting and makes people do what I want.

    I can even take it into real life. "You! Get your butt in here riiiiiiighnow!!!"

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!  I like second person in some hubs, but not sure how I would do my profile that way.  But then, I've had a long day already . . .

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        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Mine is semi second person I guess, without actual second person pronouns. I tell people to follow me on social media and say hi!!

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    habeeposted 4 years ago

    lol. Holle thinks we're all starting to sound like Bob Dole.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I vote we use the Royal We and sound like the Queen of England.  "We arrived at the quaint Hub of Pages on a misty winter morning. We found it most agreeable and have made it our periodic retreat from those tedious duties at Windsor.  Tea, anyone?"

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Great idea, Marcy!

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Beth was born in a small make-shift home on the poor side of town. Somehow, maybe because of her incredible gumption, her incomparable beauty and the fact that she was kind of a floozy, she made it out of the bowels of this dark city and escaped into the hills of Tennessee. There she found a cottage fully stocked with food, a lap top and internet access. She couldn't believe her luck, but she figured it was one of those mysteries she would simply never understand... plus the family that lived there didn't seem to mind her presence as long as she washed their clothes and cleaned their toilets. It was here in this magical haven where she discovered hubpages online and all the wonderful authors who frequent the site. At this very moment she would like nothing more than to thank every one who took the time to comment on this thread and she would also like to encourage you to visit her page and drive up the numbers in her "views" column, cause she is just that kinda girl.

  16. Spence Bailey profile image62
    Spence Baileyposted 4 years ago

    Sounds more intelligent? Good question. Speaking of bios, I should probably beef mine up a bit.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Beth thinks that's a great idea.

 
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