5 Words To Describe Me

This is an idea that I stole from someone, who in turn stole it from someone else. The idea, is for you to pick 5 words that you would use to identify or describe yourself.

I picked my 5 words, and posted them on my other quasi political blog. I wanted to go into more personal detail about why I picked the words I picked, whence this post.

The 5 words that I picked are:

  • Geek
  • Passionate
  • Runner
  • Blogger
  • Unfocused

It took me a bit to settle on these words, but I enjoyed the process so much that I wanted to explain myself some more. So, here’s my explanation for why I picked what I did:

Geek: This one, I think, is pretty easy. I’m a geek that loves computers and high tech gadgets. I love technology, sci-fi stuff, computers etc. People call me and ask me how to fix things on their websites, how to fix their computers, how to use some kind of gadget better etc. People even call me to ask my opinion about what phone they should buy, when they know I only have 1 recommendation.

Passionate: I tend to go head over heels for things. Whether it’s technology, politics, fitness things, photography, aviation, my girlfriend or whatever else I’m interested in. I go all in, quickly, and make my position known early on.

Runner: I debated this one for a bit. I love swimming, running, working out, fitness topics etc. I used to be a really good swimmer, but I don’t swim nearly as much as I used to. I’ve got a trail running blog where I talk about where I run etc. so that pretty much settled this for me. Eventhough I’m definitely on the slow side, I can run decent distances. I’ve lost 60 lbs this year from working out and running again. So there’s that too.

Blogger: One of my online friends told me that I should call myself a publisher, and not a blogger. I’ve got about 8 blogs that I run and maintain, some more than others, but there are a lot of them. All of them require some kind of attention on a regular basis, which is both good and bad. I don’t consider myself a “publisher” because to me, that implies that I make money blogging, which I don’t.

Unfocused: Like I just said, I have 8 different blogs, in 8 different categories and topics. I am seriously unfocused. I have that many blogs, because I’m interested in many different things and decided that I wanted to start blogging about them. Some of my blogs have definitely fizzled out, others have not. I’m working on focusing myself better, so this word will change in the near future.

There you have it. Those are my five words.

What are your five words?


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.