How much different our we than our online persona? One thing I’ve been trying to do more is just have fun with these mediums as opposed to be in sales mode because naturally there is that side to this which is about presenting a sellable something. In the same way as a pop star of the eighties the whole mystique becomes a different mask than you actually are and feels like it lives a different and very interesting life. As a musician I’ve yet to be on a hilltop with the long flowing hair I don’t have, playing a screaming bluesy solo through a amplifier that’s never seen but is somehow there. There’s no patch cord either but it just works. And the tone is fantastic up there!
The real me is very driven but fairly shy and not super assertive. I’m probably the hardest on myself and I’m right now waiting for allergy season to kick which it has since I can remember. For work it’s like Wayne’s World…i have the extensive collection of nametags and hair nets.
Online me is definitely more confident. I’ve learned to be more prudent with what I say but somehow I’m less afraid to try silly ideas out and I use that to seek ideas throughout the day for things like this. But yeah there is always that feeling that online me is way more cool that I am. I find I’m more on here and Twitter than Facebook these days. Facebook seems more like clutter whereas Twitter gives me the ability to find our about my hometown and other things I wouldn’t have known of. As Ricky Gervais said though…online me does have more of a swagger.
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