Daily Archives: January 30, 2009

Me…exposed


I read a blog called June Cleaver After a Six-Pack .  It’s a fairly irreverent look at life by a military wife as she handles daily trials and tribulations.  She has an interesting perspective on all sorts of things and is a ton of fun to read.  Anyhow, she interviewed me for a piece on her blog called Swooning Over A Regular Joe… With a title like that, how could I possibly refuse?  June sent me a bunch of questions and I answered them as best I could.  If you get a chance, drop over and have a look at her site.  It’s a lot of fun!

It was pretty strange answering her questions and participating in this interview.  You know, it is sort of cool to talk about myself, but it’s also a little freaky and vain.  I am not sure how many people might see the post on her blog, but it is still strange to think of how people might take the words I wrote, miss my intentions, etc.  Luckily, I am a guy so I don’t really care what people think.  In fact, I am completely oblivious to social cues in general (maybe that’s just me, not guys in general?). 

When I started blogging, I debated how much of the real me I wanted to put out into the ether.  Did I want to use my real name and talk about the city in which I live?  Should I show my kids’ faces or talk about my friends?  After a lot of debate, I decided that the world is mostly good and that I am not really important enough for it to matter if I put myself out there a little bit.  So far, it has been a lot of fun and I have met a few people and gotten to know them a little better, even though I have never seen their faces.  I guess the internet might make life a little less personal, but in a way, I have gotten a little closer to people than I might otherwise have been able to do.

So, here’s to blogging and to laying it on the line.  Thanks for the fun June!