This is silly. You’d think I’d have something prepared for whenever I need a bio, but I swear, I do not. I mean, I have different “me summaries” on every site. In a way, you kind of format your bio for the occasion, right? So, for example, for the journalism conference I was a part of last weekend, I had no idea what to write. And in fact, I wanted to crowdsource the bad boy. Here’s what some friends on Facebook came up with:
“Darleene is a digital media pioneer who was blogging before there was a word for it. She broke much ground in the field by sharing her experiences in the then-new format as both a journalist and Angeleno.”
This one actually came from Steven Rosenberg, the online editor for the LA Daily News. Honestly, he gives me way more credit than I deserve, but I was still grateful for the submission!
My buddy Moonie, who is actually a VP at a social media company called TheAudience.com, chimed in, but his submission was a little bit more cheeky….you could say.
“Darleene is a journalism graduate of CSU Fullerton, the college most known for Friendship Games and former Laker Cedric Ceballos. Mrs. Powells is one of the original Fil Am bloggers with her site Darleenisms. This was during a time before the term blog was even used where we relied on hand coded HTML, FTP clients, and Dreamweaver for those that couldn’t hand code. She has spent the last few years working for CBS while tweeting about car chases on the LA streets. Darleene is a proud mother of her two sons Michael and Christopher and a loving wife to her husband Trinity – one of the most staunch Los Angeles sports fans in the city. Her favorite restaurant dish is the pancit from Little Ongpin and her cat can be a dick at times.
“When she is not being a journalist, mom, and wife, Darleene gives tips and advice on wedding decoration on her blog appropriately named WeddingDecoratorBlog.com. She shares the years of knowledge amassed as an apprentice (aka child slave) to her mom’s formal decoration business.
“When she turned 23 years old, she celebrated it by drinking heavily at Miyagi’s on the Sunset Strip. Unfortunately, Miyagi’s is no longer in business.”
LOL, yeah, Moonie’s was less usable.
What I submitted was this:
Darleene Powells is an online journalist who has been blogging since 1998, before the proliferation of services like Blogger, WordPress or Twitter. After spending a few years reporting on a variety of beats at the daily Glendale News-Press, north of Los Angeles, she now works as an online producer for CBS2 and KCAL9. Her obsessions, er, passions include blogging, photography, and — since having two insanely adorable boys — issues pertaining to motherhood.
Unfortunately, I was too late sending it in, and my bio was reduced to: “Darleene Powells is an Online News Producer for CBSLA.com.”
Heheh. Oh well!