9 hours ago
Friday, May 27, 2011
Is Your Blogging Persona You?
I have ideas of what people expect me to be like.
Because of my day job, I should be professional, serious, and industrious. Caring and selfless to the point of being part-Mother Theresa. Scientific but with a soft touch. Definitely the best red-tape cutter and paper-pusher you ever saw.
But online when I blog, I'm not that person. I express my love of reading and writing. I draw silly cartoons to go with my blog posts. I joke. I'm creative. I have writerly self-esteem issues.
I can't deny that my medical career is a huge part of who I am. But I'd also argue that on my blog, I'm more "me" than I am in the office.
To be honest? That's liberating.
And what's more, all of you who read my blog have embraced this part of me, and for that I'm in debt to you.
What about you? Is your online persona you? Or just a portion of your whole self?
Also, I'll be taking Monday off for Memorial Day. See you guys next Wednesday!