Yes, I was really busy at work and so on (the usual excuses), but the truth is that it took me a week to complete this task. I read about it in the wiki, I looked at Darren's description of the task and I read a lot of people's "About me" pages. Then I thought about it. Who am I? How do I want other people to see me? How do I get the right measure of my professional life and my private life.
Then, there was the question of RSS and email subscriptions. I realised, to my horror, that I didn't have a Subscribe by RSS button. So I had to get one. The first one I installed didn't work, the second one appeared in triplicate. Finally, I got Feed Burner buttons - both for RSS and for email. They seem to work.
Writing the actual post was easy after all this preparation. What was difficult was working out how to put a link to the post somewhere it could be seen. Blogger doesn't allow you to simply create a new page. Luckily, I discovered a Blogger gadget called Text - it allows you to use hypertext and it has all the features of a regular blog - including easy linking. So I created the link to the About me page in the Text gadget and placed the gadget in my sidebar. Not very elegant, but it works. If anyone knows of a better way to do this, please let me know.
I would also like to know whether it was easy to see the "Who am I and what's this blog all about" link in the sidebar. Did you find it? Or did you have to click here.
And, if you have a few extra minutes, please look at the actual post and tell me what you think. Was it enough? Or too much? Is this what my readers would want to read about or should I change it?