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A website is a strange duck.

I’m never quite sure what to do with mine. In the nineties, websites were all about visitor counters and glowing letters and they were a little more like going to a playground. My first website was about the Spice Girls. My favorite Spice was Scary.

Now, your website has to be a place where you brag about your accomplishments and pretend like there is something really special about you. Maybe an employer will look at your website. Maybe a girl who thinks you’re cute. Your website has to do a lot of work to prove that you’re extraordinary.

My publicist would probably say (and has said), “Sophie, tell people to buy your book ‘Many Love’ (Touchstone) and subscribe to your newsletter.” I was always told never to ask for those kinds of things, so I’ll just be passive aggressive about it. This is much more polite, I think.

Anyway, I’m glad you’re here. Even though I don’t know you’re here, the very idea that a person might be here makes me feel really good. In fact, feel free to send me an email. You definitely don’t have to, but the fact is that you can. I will definitely write back. Sometimes it takes me a long time, but I always get there. I’m a turtle-type of person in this way.