The Neglected Blog

O.K., so I haven’t been the best blogger lately. I haven’t been as into it as I was a couple of months ago. Maybe it’s the realization that the same five people are reading it (thanks B, Meillyn, Maurizio, Kyle, and John), and it hasn’t become a world-wide Internet sensation like PerezHilton.com.

It can be a nice creative outlet, but I’ve also become concerned with how much personal information is here and how easily it’s linked to me. For example, I had a big job interview a couple of months ago, and I got pretty freaked out when I checked my site stats and saw the potential employer had visited earlier that morning. I don’t know why I was surprised – isn’t that the first thing you do when you meet someone these days, you google them and look into their background?

I immediately removed any references to professional wrestling on the blog – that’s a hard interest to defend to intellectual arts types. I also began worrying that they might not find my sense of humour (or lack thereof) appealing, or it would somehow colour their initial impression.

I find I can’t write about some interesting things that are going on, like the whole Philadelphia Orchestra interview. That was a cool experience, but I didn’t share it with a lot of people for obvious reasons. As much as I wanted to write about the great concert, the interesting hotel, my impressions of Philadelphia, the blog (for me) is too public a forum.

I got excited watching the blog climb the Google list when you searched for “Dearlove”. Now I’m starting to think that, with the proliferation of Facebook and Google searches, some anonymity might be a good thing. It’s a bit like the difference between a swimsuit catalogue and Playboy – it’s often better to leave something to the imagination.

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