7-Word Bio


LIVE from the NYPL is The New York Public Library’s event series that offers “programs that are as unique and engaging as the Library itself, and embody the institution’s mission to educate, inform, and inspire the diverse community it serves in New York and beyond” (quoted from About LIVE from the NYPL).

One of the nifty touches that the program director established are the seven-word autobiographies that he asks each guest to provide. Brain Pickings quotes quite a few in their article. The only people on the list that I recognized are William Gibson (“Postwar. Cold War. Stop the War. Later.”) and Dan Savage (“asshole, blond, slut, shy, sunny, father, husband”). The best one, though, in my opinion is Joan Didion’s: “Seven words do not yet define me.”

I was inspired to try my own version:

Crafty gamer, geek, linguist, librarian from Finland.

(In case you’re curious, the font is Segoe UI. A similar one, WeblySleek UI, is available at dafont.com.)

What would yours be?

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

P.S. I tinkered with the website look. The header scrolled a little oddly, and there were so many fonts it made the head spin. (I got feedback about that. Thanks – it’s appreciated!) Much, much better, if you ask me. Let me know if you have any other feedback! 🙂