I am thinking about what to say about what I do when I meet new people.
I am getting rather tired of saying I’m a family doc, but I am only working a little because I had my fourth pneumonia, on oxygen for a year and a half, blah, blah, blah. Too much information. I also am tired of the reaction to “doctor”. People are weird about jobs, they categorize and are often hierarchical.
So, how do I describe myself?
Disabled divorcee, not employed? Um, still TMI.
Writer? I have one friend who introduces himself as a “junk mail writer”. He won’t tell them that his clients are the Smithsonian and the Kennedy Center and so forth unless they ask more questions. Some people just dismiss him instantly.
Blogger? No, I don’t think so.
I looked up an article on “influencers”. It is ostensibly written for companies looking to place products on blogs or whatever platform and it breaks the influencers down into groups. With 1000 followers, I am categorized as a “nano-influencer”. That cracked me up. I think it would be fun to see what reaction I get to that instead of to Family Practice doctor.
I just repaid my license for two more years. I still am very interested in working with Long Covid people, but I do not want to run my own business again. So, I am considering approaches. And do I really want to risk another pneumonia? Well, being alive is a risk, after all. And it always ends the same way.
Blessings from your nano-influencer!
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: influencer.
I took the photograph at the start of the Swinging by the Sound dance weekend.
Here is a fabulous video of a Shag Dance warm up and then couple dancing. Wow!
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