In part, she stated,
I also know that many [people] create an online persona – a very edited, scripted version of self….
That’s true. Considering we’re creating a digital footprint with everything we share online, some people are careful what they post and don’t reveal a lot about themselves.
Although I’ve spoken to a number of bloggers on the telephone, I’ve yet to meet any of them in person.
Based on our telephone conversations, they come across as who they seem to be on their blog(s).
But, let’s say we met in person.
Would that make a difference?
For this lesson we’re going to answer the question, “If you met a fellow/sister blogger in the real world, what would they notice about you that’s not obvious in your blog?”
I’ll go first.
Depending on when we met, my appearance could be different than what my photo shows. My hair could be longer, shorter and/or a different color. I’d be smiling and would greet you with a handshake or a hug.
I’d be nervous, but on the other hand, I’d be excited to “talk blogging” and learn a little more about you and what makes you tick. I’d bet our words would come easy.
I’d carefully listen to you and share my stories, as well.
Since I write like I talk, you wouldn’t find much of difference in my vocabulary.
After we got the blogging talk out of the way, I’d be interested in learning more about you. Your life.
I would hope we also have some laughs. (I like to laugh.)
I wouldn’t care to hear gossip or a lot of negativity and if the conversation went in that direction, I’d make every effort to change it and might play devil’s advocate.
Although our meeting may not result in a lifetime friendship, meeting a fellow/sister blogger would create a memory I’d never forget.
Okay, it’s your turn.
If you met a fellow/sister blogger in the real world, what would they notice about you that’s not obvious in your blog?
Care to share?