The first place I posted a link to this blog was on my Facebook. A year later, I'd be horrified to do the same. A year after that, I would be mocked for having it. A year after that, I'd try to use it as leverage into a job I thought I wanted. A year after that, the moments when my blog life and my "in real life" life intersect cause me to cringe.
This balance between blog and life is, apparently, complicated and tricky.
Over the last few weeks, there have been a few comments about the blog from people that I know in real life. It's given me the heebies, and in some cases the geebies. But there's the odd time it doesn't.
My aunt and a few cousins? No big deal.
A number of friends I met, and sadly left behind in Regina? No problem. And yes, my dear friends, The Comic Book Couple comment away!
The people I see every day at work... uh... well... hmm.
The blog is an inside view into my life... perfect for those people I don't see on a regular basis, and tend to "keep tabs on" through Twitter and Facebook. It's fairly reciprocal -- new media begets new media. It's fine for those people that are far enough away that should you choose to judge me, I can simply pretend you don't exist.
But sharing my online reflects of my day to day life with people that share my day to day life? That's where it weirds me out.
I won't tell them to stop reading... I'll just continue to cringe when a passing reference is made at coffee. It would be entirely hypocritical to interact with them on Twitter, friend them on Facebook, but ban them on Blogger. It's just something I'm sure, in time, I'll deal with.
And just when I think I've figured out this weird idiosyncratic view of my online life intersecting with my real life... if Scott dare miss a post of mine, his name is mud!