I’ve had more and more people lately asking me to give out my real name and identity, and what I do for a living. I’ve always been a staunch supporter of privacy on “the internets” and reluctant to do so especially as far as blogs are concerned. There’s a real power in anonymity. Nowadays, you can never be careful enough with the hordes of computer hacks out there who are ready and willing to simply steal your identity. I’ve also sort of frowned on people who were into the whole “self promotion” thing…
My main concern, however, has always been over what effect “coming out”, so to speak, might have upon my job, my wife and my family. I have told people all along that my activities online, if traced back to me, might have some very real consequences for my real life job. Well, things have gotten to the point with my work that I’m convinced that “outing myself” wouldn’t really matter anymore, and as a matter of fact, there may very well be some advantages to it. It’s gotten to the point in my work where job security is just about an illusion, and maybe a change might be for the better.
About my job… I must confess that I’ve had to lead a lot of people on in that regards. I’m not really a professional at all, and truth be told, I dropped out of college pretty early on. I did almost get a degree in media and marketing from one of those think tanks, though. I suppose that’s another falsehood that I’ve perpetuated too… I’ve always told people that my real life job didn’t have anything to do with Photoshopping and making stuff up… but… well, that’s pretty much what I do for a living, and I’ve gotten pretty good at it.
Well, anyhoo… I must confess that I’m beginning to feel a bit of naughty exhilaration at my decision to reveal myself online. I’ve heard a lot of bloggers get this feeling when they decide to take the plunge. I don’t feel quite comfortable with giving out my name and address yet, though… I make no apologies for the way I look… I’m middle aged and the years and vices have taken a toll. Well, if you want to get a look at the real me, CLICK HERE.
Oh… don’t forget to check today’s date and set your clock ahead an hour tonight … ; )