Monday, February 17, 2014

28 Days of Writing - I faked it

Hm...."faking it" is not a strength for me.  Maybe I need to work on that.

Wait.  That could imply that everything I've written on this blog is true.  Ahem.  Well, ok, maybe I'm better at "faking it" than I thought.  When it comes to blogging, let's not call it "faking it".  How about embellishment?  Or exaggeration?    Yeah, that's better.

No, Evil Twin, I'm not misspelling "fake."  The post is not about "effing it", 'K?  I think that would be an easy post to write as I'm sure must people have wanted to say that about something in their lives at one point or another, usually involving an employer.

Most of us have also "faked it until we've made it" a time or two, knowing that we need to appear confident and "with it" when we really feel completely clueless and afraid.  I know I've had to do that a few times in my corporate days when I was standing up in front of group of people leading a IT requirements analysis session.  Not that I didn't have the skill, I just didn't have the confidence or was learning a new part of the business.  It still happens, occasionally, when I teach fitness classes, usually when I have to teach a different format or face a room full of cold stares when I'm subbing for a favorite instructor.

Oh, and I bet some of you think that Evil Twin is fake.  Well, er, maybe.  Then again, maybe not.


Find other fakes (not flakes) at Nicky's.


Katherine said...

I have always said blogging is not lying... It is creative writing. I think faking it and creative writing are the same thing :D let's all fake it!

Linda said...

I understand that kind of faking it. I used to say if you don't know, fake it. Like you said that just means showing confidence even when you don't feel it.

nonamedufus said...

Fitness clases? Oh, yeah, I'd be faking it. And I'd probably be throwing a few of those misspells around too.

injaynesworld said...

For one who is faking it, there's a lot of truth in this post that we can all relate to.

Ziva said...

You know, I keep faking it, but I never seem to make it..

Linda Medrano said...

This post is very interesting. I mean, is the Evil Twin real? Is she a fake? I'm getting confused here but it may be the wine.

Malisa said...

We all have to fake it to survive. At least, I do. We have to be fake sometimes to be polite. You know how we Texas girls can't be rude to each other. Sometimes I smile when I really want to kick butt. :) I might need to borrow Evil Twin from time to time.

Rob-bear said...

Evil Twin a fake? I think not! For all we know, Evil Twin could be the real author of the blog.

Wait a minute . . . !

Um, never mind. I'm in over my head already.

Blessings and Bear hugs to whomever!

ReformingGeek said...

@Katherine - Yes, creative writing!

@Linda - Absolutely.

@Noname - Uh oh. No cursing in class, please.

@jayne - Hee Hee. I didn't feel to fake over this one.

@Ziva - Keep trying.

@Linda M - Drink more wine.

@Malisa - I know just what you mean!

@Rob-bear - I think it's safer in your den! said...

Evil Twin fake? Say it isn't so!

KZ said...

I enjoyed today's reflection. No faking. :)

meleah rebeccah said...

"faking it" is not a strength for me. Maybe I need to work on that?"

No! I love that you don't fake anything!

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"