I was at brunch with my old college roommate, who I now only see once a year, when Frenchie proudly threw out the fact that I had a blog. My face must have just completely fallen and I could feel my cheeks burning. I quickly recovered, blurting out, "But you don't have to read it! I just do it for fun! Please don't judge me." I didn't even give the web address, I was so mortified with what she might think. Another night, we were at a lounge (a lounge of all places, to talk about this) and an acquaintance started asking me about my blog. He, in not an unkindly way, asked me about what I write and how I get my inspiration. To which my response was a blank stare for 10 seconds and then stammered "Uhh... you know, stuff that happens during my day, cool things I find on the internet..."
Which then leads to the other awkwardness when I bring up the bloggers whom I read everyday in conversation. I'll mention "Oh my friend Shalini totally hit the nail on the head when it comes to the characters that Zooey Deschanel plays - MANIC PIXIE GIRL!" (Shalini, I hope you're not terribly offended that I called you my friend.) Or "I've met all these very unique individuals from all over the world like Joanna / Chuck / Hila." and "LMF recommended this new show Once Upon a Time, which I am so very addicted to now." I know that some of you know more about the details of my life and my day-to-day activities than some of my closest friends.
So how have you all been able to reconcile the dichotomy and manage the blogger and non-blogger relationship? Do you not mix the two or are they very much intertwined? And how in God's name do you make it not awkward?