QOTW: tagline

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I have been feeling for a while that I should change my twitter bio.

I have used several different taglines over the past decade here on Bright Meadow, starting with “Habitual Nervous Reaction”, “Ideas Above My Station”, and “Angelic Fruitcake”, but in the end I keep coming back to “Girl + Internet”. Because that is kinda what Bright Meadow is. Me (the Girl) plus the Internet. The same way my Instagram bio is “Girl + iPhone”.
(If you are feeling clever, let me know what songs the first three tag lines come from).

Twitter was “girl + internet” from the start, and for a while “girl + publishing + internet”, but at the moment is “Hot as hell, a knowing wink, and just the right amount of sauce”. That was how the ever lovely Neko described me and it made me grin. Not that I believe it, but, well, it makes me grin. But is it the best way to describe me on Twitter? If I follow someone, is it the sort of bio that is going to make them want to follow me back? Not that I use twitter for work, but my work and my personal interests are very VERY interlinked and it is not unheard of for me to bump into the CEO I did work with that day at an event in the evening. The Oxford publishing/literary scene is rather… close knit. I don’t shout from the rooftops that Cas/BrightMeadow is CLK or vice-versa, but it’s a pretty open secret. Google my real name and the first thing you find is a link here, for example. Plus, if you didn’t know me, would you get that I was being self-deprecating?

And let’s not even get started on whether a woman of 30+ should refer to herself as “girl”.

So, the question:
What should I have as my bio/tagline on Twitter? and should I also change it here on Bright Meadow?

Let me know what you think.

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One thought on “QOTW: tagline

  1. I like the tagline here and I’d keep it. But given that people from your work environment might look at your Twitter, I think I’d change that one; it seems boldly flirty to me. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good alternative to suggest. The only thing that comes to mind is “I’m just this girl, you know?” — a nod to the way Zaphod Beeblebrox’s shrink described him. It’s innocuous, but people in certain circles should get it.

    Also, for the record, I think we can refer to ourselves as girls if we want to! I do it in my blog’s name and plan to continue as long as possible. Although I admit that it will probably need to be changed once I hit fifty. :-}

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