Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Whole Blog Thing V

How well do you know someone from their blog? If you enjoy reading about him/her, would you necessarily enjoying meeting him/her? I've been pondering this for a while. Melissa is moving back to Brooklyn soon...I live in Brooklyn now. She knows the Artist Formerly Known as K do I. I like reading her blog...she likes reading mine. You would think that this would be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I would like to meet her and The Man. But maybe the allure only exists in cyberspace. Maybe we are different people in real life, people who think the other is boring. Maybe that's what makes our blogs interesting. We aren't lying persay...but portraying a different aspect of ourselves. Or maybe I'm just talking about me. I get the sense Melissa is true to herself no matter where she is.

I believe I'm being honest here at She is Able..., but my friend who's been blogging for two years often talks about how bloggers will post what they think they should write or how they would like to be portrayed, as opposed to how they really are. I wonder if I do that. And if I do, does that mean that Melissa won't like me if we were to meet up once she moves back here?

Perhaps I'll offer to help her carry boxes then watch "CSI" and "Without a Trace" together...that should work.


The Rover (aka K Lance) said...

I think it's especially hard to be truthful when you are afraid that your honesty could potentially hurt someone's feelings. That's the problem I wrestle with every time I blog. I suppose I shouldn't give a fuck, but I do.

Melissa said...

I was thinking about this very same topic the other day, actually, L. Britt. I was wondering how to approach you about getting a cup of coffee or a drink or a dessert type thing w/o seeming like some weird cyber-person.

The read I get on you is that you are someone I would enjoy talking to in real life, as I do in the blog world. I look at it this way: sometimes when you know someone in "real life" they turn out to be someone else entirely. The possibility that our impressions of people online are a little off is equal to the possibility that our impressions of people we meet face to face are a little off.

I guess what my rambling means is that when I get back to Brooklyn, I'd really like to meet you face to face. The online L. Britt I know is a person I like a lot. The "real life" L. Britt is probably just as cool... and probably more so.

Melissa said...

K Lance - hey man, if you want to complain about me on your blog then just do it! hehe

L. Britt said...

Good point, Melissa! AFKA K Lance, is there something you want to say to me? I was hoping that it was about me being one of your friend/crushes...wink, wink.