Monday, August 01, 2005

The Other Kind Of 'Outing Oneself'

What's weirder: a) finding out that a bunch of people you know have a group blog, b) walking into a party and having everyone greet you by your 'blogging name' or c) all of the above?

Oh, I pick c)!

It's not bad, but it is a bit weird. I kept this blog kinda quiet, partly in case I ever wanted to write hand-wringing, pearl-clutching, hair-tearing entries about how horrible life was - you know, the sort of stuff that you would be embarrased if anyone you knew ever read. Diary stuff. Thankfuly life hasn't thrown me that sort of situation, and in hindsight I would probably never write such an entry anyway.

So when I left a comment on their blog last week, after following a link I stumbled across at a mutual friend's blog, I knew I was 'outing myself' as a blogger.

It's fine and dandy, the world didn't end after all.


worldpeace and a speedboat said...

oh Andrew, dear TOA(tm), did you *really* think you'd remain anonymous? :)

The Other Andrew said...

Well, it took a whole year for someone (Amanda at Flop Eared Mule) to stumble across this, and that was only because she was looking up Sydney bloggers on the (alas, now sadly defunct) Aussie Blogs website. So, I didn't do too bad!

Amanda is 'The Enabler', that's how I stumbled across you guys.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

The Enabler?

to be quite coarse (not at all like me, as you know) that sounds like either a cop show, or a vibrator... would Manda appreciate either?

the jury's out on this one!