Not Wanted In The Bio

Yes, I’ve just been through another round of bio-writing**.

You’d think that once you’ve written one bio, you’ve written them all.  But it’s not true.  Especially for someone with a portfolio-style career like mine has become.

NotesYou need one for your . Another one for your . Yet another one for your .  Then there’s the one for speaking engagements focused on creativity, entrepreneurship and .  And of course, the ones summarizing your expertise in content management, project management, business analysis and strategy.

And yet, while developing all of these 50-word bios, I can never seem to find an appropriate place to insert the following gem:

“Occasionally wondering why all the technology she was involved in bringing to market has resulted in phone sex lines and internet porn, Alexa prefers to think of her work as having high penetration… ah er um… resonance with the every-man.”

** This time the bio was part of an application for media accreditation for – a Web 2.0 conference I very badly wanted to attend and report on.  Unfortunately, we weren’t awarded one of the 10 coveted media slots and by the time we found out the conference  was completely sold out.  So I don’t get to go and tell you all about it. Tomorrow I might head over for the

[added later] The media thing didn’t pan out, but I was able to attend Day 2 of the conference. Yay!

7 thoughts on “Not Wanted In The Bio

  • June 1, 2007 at 12:37 am
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    It looks like it will be totally effing dire without you.

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  • June 1, 2007 at 11:21 am
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    I don’t see what the problem is. All you have to do is say “Lex is a maritimer ” Basically, that would convey the fact that you’re a cook, foodie, entrepreneuse, comedienne, philosopher… You know, a scholar and a ‘gentleman’.

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  • June 1, 2007 at 6:21 pm
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    LM – well, even though the media thing didn’t pan out, I was able to attend Day 2 of the conference. Yay! Lots of interesting people, discussions and speakers. Really worth it if it’s your thing (and it’s certainly mine.)
    R&M – how gracious of you. Do I smell a hint of sea air about you as well?

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  • June 17, 2007 at 9:23 am
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    You don’t need the photographer one anymore {chortle, chortle}

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  • September 24, 2007 at 10:35 am
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    Indigo Goes Community, Lex Was There

    I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been invited to write forOne Degree. I’ve been reading One Degree since Tara Hunt got me hooked and when Kate Trgovac invited me to write for them, I jumped at the chance. The contributor list reads like a who’s who …

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  • July 8, 2008 at 7:35 am
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    Blogger Bio

    Alexa Clark started blogging in 2002, with TheApprenticeBlog.com – a reality-TV blog based on the hit NBC show. After 5 seasons and building an average of 5000 page views per day, she sold on the blog on eBay. Alexa has

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