I read the comments all ya'll post here, daily. Even if you don't sense me skulking about, I have you in my sights.
And from that you can extrapolate that OTHER agents are also skulking about eyeballing you.
Twitter would be the best first example of this, but anything you have out there gets eyeballs.
Recently S.P. Bowers posted a comment, and I wanted to use it for a post, so I clicked on her blog commenter ID. And she had listed her email. (If you don't, do.)
I noticed she had two blogs.
One was about bears....I thought.
And read a couple posts, including this one.
Take a minute to read it; you don't want to skip that step.
That piece resonated with me deeply.
It made me think of all my uncharitable thoughts seeing kids out late at night on the subway or on the street. I was seeing them through my expectation and preconception colored glasses. Sara's blog post reminded me that not everyone has the luxury of an organized, orderly life with bedtimes and a dinner hour.
I felt very ashamed.
I vowed to remember this the next time I was too quick to don my expectation spectacles.
Now, will I remember Sara if she queries?
Damn right I will.
Will she even know it?
Well she will now, but if I hadn't done this blog post, no.
So what's your takeaway?
You don't know what an agent sees, or when.
You don't know what will catch their attention.
You don't know what their takeaway is.
You don't have any control over this, so you CAN NOT FRET about it.
What you can do:
(1) Make sure you are reachable.
(2) Write the truth about your life.