When I stop and think about it, typing those words out are much easier than saying them, especially the I’m an author part.
I don’t why it’s hard for me to tell people I meet in person I’m a writer, on the Internet, I have no problem with that phrase. It seems everyone has an Internet version of themselves and an ‘in-person’ version of themselves. For me, the Internet Amanda is the most honest, who-I-am-this-moment me. Amanda 2.0, if you will.
So who is the real me, the Amanda that shouts to the web she’s a writer or the Amanda that meekly admits she’s a writer to a stranger she meets on the street?
I understand that I’m both. It’s just a matter of comfort zones. I’m more comfortable online, as thus far, that’s where my fan base is. I’m secure, I know who I am here. I know people read what I write, and like it. I have lots of friends here.
Please tell me I’m not alone in feeling like I have two selves. If you feel like you have another you online, I’d love to hear about it. Tell me, who or what is your Internet self?