Welcome to Bookish Blatherings, a Bad Bird Reads feature where I ramble about bookish or bloggerish things and hopefully you will join in on the discussion.
So, this is totally random. I saw a fellow book blogger talk about meeting up with other book bloggers and I was instantly jealous. How freaking cool would that be to meet other bloggers, hang out, and talk books? The best day ever, that’s what that would be! So then I was setting a plan in my head where I was going to try to get Southern California bloggers together somehow. Sounded good for about a minute. Then I realized people would have to actually meet me. Oh. My. God.
I have met Ashley from NoseGraze at a book signing once and I think it went well. She didn’t run away screaming. Always a plus. But deep down I am weird. I know I am weird, despite what that Weird Test said. Ninety-five percent normal my ASS! Now, I don’t pick my nose in public (Gross, seriously. The girl that sits next to me in my photography class did that tonight. Disgusting.) or date my cousin or anything like that. I just don’t think my personality is for everyone. I am a bit forward (though I use to be hella shy as a teen), I talk loud and fast, and I am sarcastic to a fault.
Then I started to think about how other bloggers pictured me from just my blog. How they imagined me from only reading my posts, comments, and so on. What do you guys see? I don’t know. But if I met you all, would that image be ruined? Would it be better? It’s a scary thought when you really think about it. I don’t really care about my image, but it would suck to accidently act a fool when meeting a blogger and have them not read my blog anymore because of it.
Then comes the fact that a lot of us can be introverts or not very social. Could we meet and actually…*gulp*…talk? Or would we just stare at each other’s faces for a good 20 minutes and call it quits. Okay, that’s a bit dramatic. But what I am trying to say is that, as a book blogger, do you really want to meet other book bloggers? Do you want to risk altering your blogger image with a live view of the real thing? Could you actually hold up a conversation with other bloggers or would you rather stay at home, behind your safe computer, and let the mystery continue?