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!