I guess she let her fridge get too cold again.
In other news: I’ve been thinking about Wikipedia.
Specifically, I’m wondering if I’m “notable” enough to have a Wikipedia page about me. Not for the “Abby and Norma” comic or my handmade jewelry or my silly bird pictures… I’m definitely not famous enough for those things. But:
-I am a published author, one of the earlier ones to publish an autobiography about being autistic.
The first edition of “Born on the Wrong Planet” was published in 2004 (by my first publisher; the less said about them the better) and was mentioned on this relatively short list (made in 2010) of autobiographical writings by autistic people.
-I speak at schools and support groups about my experiences. I was the kickoff speaker at the Minnesota Autism Society’s annual conference in 2005, and my husband John and I have done lots of speeches since then, in the Twin Cities and suburbs, and occasionally places as distant as Duluth and Wisconsin. We haven’t done national tours or anything, only the Midwest area.
-I’ve been mentioned in a few news articles, including one in the St Paul Pioneer Press:
-With John, I’ve written a science fiction novel that’s been reviewed in Analog Magazine:
-There actually is a Wikipedia page that mentions me: the page for the Machine of Death anthology of which I’m one of the writers:
But I’m not sure if this all adds up to enough “notability” for Wikipedia’s standards. I haven’t won any awards (besides minor ones in school and college), I haven’t introduced any new ideas or discoveries that have become widely known, and I’m not famous enough that anyone else has decided to make a Wikipedia page for me.
I know it’s very much discouraged to make a page about yourself on Wikipedia (conflict of interest) and in any case I wouldn’t want anyone to go to the trouble of making a page about me and then have it deleted for not being notable enough.