We’ve never met The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, but we imagine he’s a solid dude. If nothing else, he’s done some fantastic work for the Times, so that’s worth something. However, today he wrote a short piece announcing that he was dropping the “D” from his byline, and we cringed.
Penning a 321 word piece about dropping a middle initial is something that maybe — just maybe — you simply shouldn’t do. Why? Because no one cares, “Donabet” is kind of a badass name, and pointing out such a minor thing only makes you look self-centered.
In fact, the only way to top that type of egotistic move is to then whine because people are reading about the egotistic move:
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) January 2, 2014
Poor form, Donabet. Poor form.