Dave Cowell is a photographer based out of southern Puget Sound who gets irked when he finds web sites that are maintained by owners who choose to write their bio/about page in the third person. Dave feels that it gives a very impersonal feel to the web sites of those who choose to do so.
Several years ago when Dave decided to take the plunge and start a web site of his own, he wanted to give it a personal feel, which Dave thinks is essential in this day and age of self publishing. When asked why he feels this way, Dave’s response was “It’s 2012, people know that I maintain my own web site, people know that I maintain my Facebook page, why would I want to make it sound as if someone else was jabbering on about me in my bio/about page?”
Dave knows that some of his friends have web sites with their bios written in the third person and he wants them to know that this isn’t intended to perturb or upset them. Dave just simply doesn’t understand why those friends choose to use some mysterious voice to talk about themselves, when Dave knows darn well that it’s his friends who are talking about themselves in the third person. When asked what he would say to his friends about this, Dave’s response was “Come on guys!”