Was my “Validated” title from Mythic, for … validating my email with them.
A bunch o blogs & other sites have mentioned this in the last few days, to name but a few, but it seems many may have missed the essential irony. That or I should stop skimming my RSS reader entries.*
To me, titles and some folks’ apparent dependence on them have always seemed faintly amusing. I don’t need a long string over my head to remind me of who I am, what I’ve done, and what I mean to other people (good and bad). In other words, I don’t need the validation.** Or so I like to tell myself.
And yet, Baaaa-aaa-aaa, there I went, off to validate my email, myself, and my standing in the v-world. Now I have a shiny title I can apply to show how little I need validation, because *I* of course am only using the title to show how little I need it. I guess I’ll just have to hope the irony comes through really clearly, pixel-to-pixel, on other people’s screens.
It’s not deep irony, but it is amusing.
For homework, consider blogging and validation. I’m trying not to.
*it’s all your fault you damned bloggers, I have more to read than even someone as idly poor as I am can keep up with!
** Yes yes, I’m aware there are plenty of other reasons for wanting titles, and even that wanting them for the sake of validation is a) none of my business and b) fine, but I’ve been told that to be a real blogger I have to come up with strong pronouncements, ideally the more intolerant the better, so I’m trying.