Now I really want to rewatch this show...
I used to be really shy about people knowing that I wrote a blog. I can't even really put a finger on what it was I was so uncomfortable about. I wasn't ashamed of it exactly, just afraid it would change how people see me (and I'm not sure how I thought that would change - just a niggling feeling that was the sort of thing people laughed about behind your back I suppose). I felt like this even before I reviewed mostly YA books, so it has nothing to do with how society views someone my age reading those sorts of books. Maybe it's because I haven't been an "adult" for very long, but I'm not even sure I knew that was a thing people were ashamed of! (But it's also likely due to the fact that reading as much as I do in general provokes negative attention, so I used to only fangirl over books with my one or two friends who also loved books, or occasionally with my family when our reading interests lined up). Probably close to a year ago now, I decided to let my family know about it since I'd started writing some personal posts. I thought it was going to alleviate some of the guilt when I am a terrible daughter/grand daughter and drop off the face of the earth for a month. (Mostly it's prompted phone calls wanting to know why they didn't know about things before I put them on the blog :-p. What can I say... I'm usually ok with communication, but I can be really, really terrible haha)
Since I've told my family about it, I'm a bit more relaxed about people in my life knowing about it. I'm equal parts proud and embarrassed, and really it's a weird feeling. It makes me feel alternately really shy and secretive and then like I want to say "Look at this awesome thing I do!" (And then I remember that normal people give me kind of disbelieving looks when I talk about books to them, so I try and reign it in haha). So at the moment I'm kind of trying to act nonchalant (but mostly awkward). I don't want to hide it, because it's a big part of my life and that feels weird, but I try only talk about it if it comes up in conversation. I'm trying to be a bit more brave about it, but then I worry it comes off as bragging? Or shame? Basically it feels Part of me wants to be totally down with people I know reading it (because a few of them do), and part of me wants to keep these parts of my life completely separate (and well...it's a bit late for that). I've found that once someone knows about it, it's a little easier to talk to them about it?
So I guess...how do you guys do it? Are most of you keeping it a separate thing? And if you don't, how do you become comfortable with talking to people about it in real life? (Or am I just a crazy super self conscious person and it's just not a problem for you to talk about it?)