More About My Lack of Self Control
I caved. I said less than a week ago that I’d never join Twitter, it was stupid and another way to waste time. Then last week, I lightened my stance because, well, it sounds fun, I just don’t think I have enough to say. This morning, I realized that I’ve been coming up with possible tweets in my head for three days and rapidly updating my gchat and facebook statuses. So this afternoon, as a form of paper procrastination I caved. I’m sorry Kim, I know you told us to wait until the next BIP to just start joining stuff, but I couldn’t help it. Now that I’ve joined, I’m faced with a new dilemma I never expected…
Who am I?
I’m the type of person who tends to keep aspects of her life separate. I have a social life, romantic life, family life, academic life and work life, each with their own version of me to go with it. Sure, the differences are minor and I won’t have a crisis is the world overlap, but this blog has been a horse of a different color.
I’ve had this blog for seven months and only my boyfriend has ever seen it (and that was yesterday). I’m not ashamed of anything and it’s not even that I like to talk about any of them on here (a reason one person suggested keeping it private). The only reason I’ve kept this blog a secret from my family and friends is that my book addiction is more of a tolerated quirk than a fully accepted aspect of my personality. Half the time, I feel like my friends and my books are in competition with one another; only a few will get much of my time.
On here, I get to let my bookish-nerdery (Kim’s word) run free and don’t hide the fact that, well, I’d rather be reading. As much as I love those around me, most of them just don’t get my thought process.
So now, as I join Twitter, I realized that I either need to create two twitter accounts (which I did for now) and wait until my head explodes from trying to forge these two personalities, or find a way to merge my two personas (the social and the bookworm) ASAP. I’m not afraid that my family and friends won’t support me, I just can’t imagine that they’ll understand why I do this.
Who in your life is involved with your blog? Have you had to confront two different personas before? What would you do if you were me?