Worst bio page ever… ever. Sherwin February 9, 2010 Branding Many of us hate writing our own bio pages. And here is a good example of what can go wrong if you write your own. I’m not providing the text here because I sincerely hope he deletes it and starts again. And to be fair, at least he didn’t lie about his credentials.1 I admit that it is partially redeemed by it’s honesty. And maybe it’s because I know and admire Tim but this bio page is the worst. ↩ Sharing is good.Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Tags: bio page, biography, web content You Might Also Like Photo difficulties with Apple’s iPhone OS 4 upgrade June 30, 2010 CBC logos have always been cool October 28, 2009 Good video: probably a good book June 25, 2010 This Post Has 12 Comments tim irvin 9 Feb 2010 Excellent. I guess this means you will write my bio page. Thank you! sherwin 9 Feb 2010 Are you asking me to rewrite your bio page? tim irvin 10 Feb 2010 If you please. Make it the best ever. show me what you can do. Hugh Stimson 10 Feb 2010 I kinda liked it. Kinda. Although the joke would have been better if it had been 30% shorter. The worst bio in the world was probably written by a yoga instructor, but I’m just speculating. Now that I think about it, was Tim’s bio perhaps a reactionary attack on mine? I should go edit it. Soon. wyndi 13 Feb 2010 Marks: Effort: A- Content: A+ Grammar: B- Entertainment Value: Priceless Frankly I fucking Love it. Hugh Stimson 15 Feb 2010 Now, if Tim *did* want to write a serious and sober bio, I would suggest that he has plenty of those little life data points that populate good bios to draw on. “Tim Irvin has worked as a bear guide, government biologist, lynx tracker, treeplanter and firelog painter. He failed at daffodil picking. He has canoed pretty much the entire freaking arctic more than once.” That kind of thing. sherwin 15 Feb 2010 Hmmm, yes. I don’t think the bio needs to entertain though. The bio can be boring. Tim Irvin has academic training as a biologist. He has worked as a polar bear guide. His work as a guide in the raincoast of Western Canada gave Tim the opportunity to speak with people about natural systems and to bring them face to face with grizzly bears. Tim Irvin worked for the Ministry of Environment in British Columbia for a number of years balancing the human rights framework of the duty to accommodate with the conservation and management policies of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tim Irvin has canoed pretty much the entire arctic more than once. Tim 16 Feb 2010 Interesting. Perhaps a good place to start before I re-write this thing is to get a consensus on what the goal of the bio is: pure entertainment, information, branding, simple self praise? If I knew that then I could decide if I agree with Sherwin (worst EVER) or wyndi (priceless entertainment value). Hugh Stimson 17 Feb 2010 It depends. You’re welcome. Heidi 4 Nov 2012 Actually I thought it was pretty funny. Except the part about the poo. Didn’t need to know that. But I’m pretty excited for you about the whole Ministry of Magic thing. I didn’t know they were into canoes. Comments are closed.