Blogging in the Dark

21 Jun

Blogging is a bit like Dating in the Dark. You do quite a bit of anonymous flirting on twitter, make a few risque comments to make yourself stand out , act a lot more confident and easy-going than you really are.  You choose which other bloggers you like the best based on banter and their 20 character bio, make snap decisions about those don’t light your fire because they don’t *phnar phnar* at your lewd jokes, or join in with the “is it too early to have wine?” banter (or use too many exlamation marks in their tweets of course.)

Which makes next weekend’s Cybermummy a bit  like the big reveal. The moment the lights come on and you get to see who you’ve been cyber-snogging for the past 6 months.  It’s really intriguing and scary all at the same time.  Will I like the same people I think I like? Will people find me as sensitive, sharp, sassy as my Milk persona? (my careful emarketing strategy has worked hasn’t it?)  Or will I be a big fat disappointment? A squat, courdroy- wearing, egg- sandwich-munching brunette, to their imagined willowy, classic-champagne-cocktail-sipping, poached-salmon-with-dill munching, tousled blonde.  Will anyone even like me?

I’m sure I’ll get myself packaged up okay. Wipe the snot trails off my shoulders in time. (If I even make it out of the house alive that is.) I’m just not sure what might happen after those first few wines. Then again,  that doesn’t sound too much different from your average tipsy night on twitter now, does it?

14 Responses to “Blogging in the Dark”

  1. brinkofbedlam June 21, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    I’ll keep an eye out for you at CM! I’d love to meet you. Thank you for not dumping me for using too many exclamation marks by the way, I am terrible for it!!!! Mind you, I do enjoy a bit of ‘Is it wine o’clock?’ banter so I suppose I qualify a little?

  2. jfb57 June 21, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    Really looking forward to meeting up but not sure of the logistics of it all. Maybe I’ll stand in the middle & scream to get your attention! See you Saturday!

  3. TheMadHouse June 21, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    A squat, courdroy- wearing, egg- sandwich-munching brunette, Oi Mrs I resemble that quote! See you there, I will be the squat, courdroy- wearing, egg- sandwich-munching brunette

  4. Chris Mosler June 21, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    Let’s make a deal…if we decide we don’t like each other after all we’ll just smile, wink and quietly slip away! Can’t see it happening myself but best to have a plan! x

  5. Julie June 21, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ll be the 45-50 year old arriving with Ms Mosler. 😉 Looking forward to seeing you!

  6. Muddling Along June 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    That twitter analogy is the best I’ve heard – it is just like twitter, lots of conversations going on and the chance to drop in and out

    Hoping I get to say hello on Saturday

  7. @poorparenting June 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    ha ha! So true…. This really made me giggle. I’m going to be intrigued to see who lived up to your expectations and who singularly failed.

    I have been talking on Twitter for a long time with someone who I just realised is a woman and I’d assumed she was a man… so you could be in for a few suprises 😉

  8. Simone June 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    Hahaha… Great analogy!!
    I would LOVE to meet you in Person…
    and would hope you wouldn’t find me too boring especially now that i can’t even toss back any wines due to my new meds.. gaaah!
    Oops sorry there were some exclamation marks!!!!!!!
    Still my friend??

    PS September. Where will you be in september? Our best chance of meeting up x

  9. bsouth June 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Your real life persona is pretty much the same as your online one. You’re too honest to be two different people. I don’t think anyone will be disappointed. I hope you have a lovely time and I’m looking forward to hearing about it.

  10. franki June 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    the weirdest thing about meeting online friends in real life for the first time is their voices. sometimes you had them right but a lot of the time it’s like seeing a film made of your favourite book and you think “i never imagined them as talking like that”.

  11. Iota June 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I DID like you, so you can relax!! But I did somehow think you were blond, and was surprised by your dark hair!! I wonder why I thought you were blond?!!


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