i know we've touched on this topic before, but with blogher literally RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, i figured it was a good time to talk about it again.
you see, there are probably plenty of blogs that you read and absolutely love. and when you go to meet the person who writes said blog, you're super excited and assume they'll be just as awesome as their blog is. right? well sometimes they're not. i dare to say that maybe even a lot of times, they're not. the reality is, some people just write really, really well. some people are far more funny on their blog than they could ever be in person. some people aren't shy at all when it comes to typing online, but in person, they're the ones standing there silently.
what i'm saying isn't meant to be mean. and i'm not implying that it's even a bad thing. it's just the truth. and i kind of want you to be prepared for it as we come into blogher. people are going to be shy. they're going to be nervous. they're going to be afraid to come up and ask you what blog you write, or who you are. and other people are going to have expectations. expectations that you live up to the awesomeness of the blog you write.
for me? i'm way more fun in real life than i could ever convey on this blog. i'm not a writer. not trying to sell a book. not trying to write circles around the next blogger. i'm just me. i write the way i speak. if you know me and you read this blog, you can probably HEAR me saying all of this right now. you know that this is the way i'd say something in a conversation with you (except probably with more giggles and high pitched squeels). i normally get the "you're just like you seem" reaction from people when i meet them for the first time. or the "you're so much more awesome in real life than you are in fake internet land and how come you can't write as awesome as you truly are because then you'd be so much more entertaining and fun and well.. awesome!" okay, so no one has really said that one to me before.
so listen, even if you're not like your blog- i can bet you tons of cash that you're still likeable. and that people will still like you. and if anything, it will just give them a further understanding of your blog and the why's and how's of you writing it. and more than likely, they'll enjoy your blog even MORE after meeting you.
it's all pretty interesting actually if you truly think about it. so tell me, are you like your blog?