Well, not so much acquiring new ones (heaven forfend) as doing a better job of cataloging them.
Way back when I started this journal, I filled out the “Personal info” section and had my usual reaction to the “interests” question. My brain just locked up and refused to cooperate. Part of this is the problem being eccentric, eclectic, and having catholic tastes. Part of this is just that I generally HATE talking about myself. When someone says to me “So, tell me about yourself.”, my most articulate responses usually begin with the phrase, “Well, er…”
Still, there’s an awful lot of people on my friends list, and surely I have things in common with them, since they’re my friends, right? So why not let them help out?
I spent the morning taking a look at the interests of every one who is currently listed on my friends list. As I scanned those lists, I noted all the things they listed that were also an interest of mine. So now I have a much longer, much more accurate (though still hardly complete) list of interests in my profile. Yay me.
Those of you who have read this far wondering if I had a point — well, no, sorry. This post doesn’t even really have any good navel gazing. But I have said I want to post more often, so here’s a post. I’ll try and put something of substance in the next one, which I may write after lunch.