What does that mean, anyways? I just smiled, said "oh okay" and walked away. I didn't put much thought into it at first. To be honest, the whole term "Internet personality" kinda makes me laugh. It just sounds so corny! I did later tell the person I thought the term sounded corny, by the way. I just like to blog. If people read it, all the better!
Thanks to the person making that comment, I really did start to ponder the meaning of "Internet personality" It sounds fake.Perhaps, I put a little too much thought into being insulted and perhaps taken that remark out of context, it makes me think about how many fake people there are and how insulting it feels that someone tried to include me in their number! I don't play a goth on the Internet or post about a fictional family. I am married with a kid, in real life. I like to post about being involved in a subculture while being a working parent at the same time. I post about other things too because I think it is healthy to have outside interests.I am not a one dimensional person!
I blog because it is fun, I love to write, I need a past time to keep me sane and keep my mind occupied. It is easy to do. Hell I am blogging right now in my pyjamas! I don't need to go anywhere!
That being said, the person gave me the impression I have fun "playing on the Internet" Well, duh! Who doesn't have fun "playing on the Internet" with unlimited information, videos, multimedia at your fingertips?
I got the impression that I write fiction or I tell stories. Yes, I do sometimes tell a good tale but these are actual events that have happened to me in my life. If I make people question something, ponder, or even think "bah, this chick bores the living daylights out of me" so be it! I have done my job! I like to help people and if I can give advice or useful tips along the way, why not? Hell, if I need advice on something, I know I can blog post about it and get answers on the subject! If I can make someone laugh by being silly, why not? If I can just give a good old fashion rant too, why not? Life is too short to be serious all the time.
What you read is what you get. I may not always write about every little single thing that has happened to me because let's face it, that would be boring. My life isn't that exciting. I do write about the little moments that inspired me because those moments count the most. Even this one here! Who knew a reverse witch burning would be so fun to write about! These moments are what makes life worth living. I do not pretend to be someone else, I write about my life because I often find humour during the difficult times and if I can make others laugh along with me, why not?
"Little things used to mean so much to Shelly- I used to think they were kind of trivial. Believe me, nothing is trivial." - Eric Draven, The Crow