What a weird, fun nite last nite was. I went out for a couple of drinks with my friend Captain Crunch after a day-long meeting and ended up meeting two different groups of people who knew my dating trials and tribulations -- one which knew my real-life single life, and one that knew just the online version of it.
First was my "virtual world" unveiling. After popping into the ladies' room at the first bar we stopped at, I came back to my seat to discover Captain Crunch talking to the girls next to him (one of whom he knew), apparently about my blog. Guess while I was in the bathroom, he had mentioned something about the blog (which he himself had just found out about earlier in the nite), and it turned out one of the girls actually reads it. Weirdville, USA! I mean, I was completely flattered that a stranger actually finds what I say interesting enough to read about regularly. And I realize that there are now quite a few peeps who read this blog who I don't know. But I guess it was just sort of weird to be sitting two people down from a total stranger who exclaimed, "You're 27 Dresses? I read your blog!" Weird. Flattering. Humbling.
After that conversation, we left the bar and headed out for one last beer (and a couple of pieces of pizza). While Captain Crunch was ordering his 'za, someone came up to me and asked if I had been in a newspaper article about eligible singles in Cleveland. Turns out, the guy was in the article with me (as was his friend)! I mean, really? First my online single persona was unveiled, and now my real one was? Needless to say, Captain Crunch was quite confounded.
So, to recap... within a 20-minute span, my singlehood was solidified not once, but twice. Once, twice, three times a lady, I suppose... whether virtual or real.
Are you an anonymous blogger? What do you do when someone who reads your blog finds out you're the real-life author behind it?