Not many of my "in real life" friends know about this blog. It's not that I am trying to keep it a secret, it's just that I don't think they would understand. How do you explain to a non-blogger what a blog is all about? How do you tell them about the people you have "met" and the community that exists in the blog world? I'm not hiding my name with some crazy code, I'm not posting only photos of myself from the back. If you come to the blog, you know it's mine. However, I'm not exactly passing out business cards with the address. I kind of like it that way.
For instance, my friend Sarah (first a blog friend, now a real life friend) and I were attending Jordan's promotion ceremony. Someone asked first if we were sisters, then asked how we met. We both looked at each other awkwardly knowing telling him we met on a blog would make us look like weirdo internet psychos. Don't act like you don't know what I mean. We went with Facebook, which still made us look weird.
Today at lunch, a friend of ours saw a book I am currently reading for blog purposes. Jordan explained that I had a blog and was given the opportunity to review this book for the blog. Not being a blogger, the friend was confused as to what I did. I felt like a dork. A loser. Like I spend my entire day doing live action role play games with my online BFFs. I felt outed.
So how do you explain it? How do you put into words what all this is? (Without looking like a Cullen-level pasty white, non-socialized, agoraphobic weirdo, of course.)