Thursday, April 30, 2009

Think About It Thursdays #17.....You. Real Life. Blog Life.

Hey Hey Bloggy loves.

Thanks to those that participated by commenting on last weeks Are you a Fake Polite?

Some of your comments.
Controlling My Chaos said...

Yes, totally. Like when you see someone and you, in your most chipper voice, ask "How are you?!" And then they start to tell you and you're like Oh, crap, I really don't care. But I would never say it, I just listen and wait, and nod in all the right places, while my stomach churns and I think about everything else I SHOULD be doing right then. Yeah, I do that.

Giggle. Giggle. Giggle. Just happened to me TODAY. And not ONE frickin employee jumped to save my butt. Clueless bunch they are.

Kalei said...

ALL THE TIME (me shouting). Like when I "run" into someone in the grocery store, then you find yourself saying goodbye only to follow them on the same path to the next food item, then you continue talking saying goodbye, finally someone cuts it short to go to the veggies, even though they have the veggies, just to get away, and say "Oh, I have to go this way,(in a sulken sort of way)" and "It was REALLY great seeing you"(in a really excited happy way)....then you end up in the check out together....."yikes!"

LMAO!!!! We ARE sisters! (No, really. This is my fo' real sister)
Wifey said...

Too funny. I've been known to turn on my "PR" voice from time to time. Shh... don't tell, it'll ruin my reputation.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Your secret is safe with us :)
**************

My question I thought of while driving home from work last night......

"Are you as forthcoming in REAL LIFE as you are in your BLOG LIFE?"



31 ramblings of your own:

Cammie said...

yeah, Im pretty much the same sweet, kind, LOVING, and all around awesome person that I am in real life.

mo.stoneskin said...

Pretty much the same I think. I like to think so anyway!

Funny in my mind said...

I am much more outgoing and friendly in my blog. I am not a social person in real life because I have too many fears of rejection.

The Demigoddess said...

I'm a lot more fun in my blog. In person, I'm probably boring.

Housewife Savant said...

I think somehow I missed a couple of these questions, which is unfortunate, because I enjoy them, and I'm brilliant.
Without my pearls [of wisdom] the whole world suffers.

I'm NOT as forthcoming in my Real Life.
Many of the peeps in our oval (not our "circle", I do NOT claim these people) are Religious, as in fundies.
They'd judge, choke and shat themselves over some o' the crap I post. If they happened to let out a little laugh they'd have to do some sort of ritualistic washing, I think.
(And the asterisked words...Oh Boy...the asterisked words!)

Sherendipity said...

Good Lord, no.
The real me is the blog me. I have that pesky career to think about in real life. Not to mention that whole Mom gig that I've got goin' on.
No, wait, the Mom gig is just as kooky as the blog me. Whew, that was a close one.

Saskia said...

I like to think I am pretty much the same on my blog as in person with my friends. With strangers I can be shy... you may not have known that about me! Shyness doesn't translate well on la blog!!

Saskia x

Lisa said...

This is something I struggle with, but kind of in the opposite: I think I am much nicer on my blog than I am in real life, meaning I'm much more forthcoming and open if you know me in person.

I like to think of my blog as a better, nicer, and kinder version of me. :)

Dawg said...

My blog is toned down a tad compared to real life.
I'm on the extreme side of extroverted, I speak my mind, and I'll tell a person exactly what I think of them. I'm a marketing exec so I have millions of ideas running thru my mind and drink to slow them down. I use humor as often as I swear ...
Life.Is.Good.

Shorty said...

I'm actually more forthcoming in my real life than I am with my blog life. Kind of strange, huh? I'm trying to learn to be as private in person as I am on securityville... I'm getting better!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

I'm actually a bit more forthcoming in real life than on my blog. I'm kind of a say and then think person, but my blog allows me to mix it up a bit and become a think and then say person. Which means I censor my big mouth.

K said...

I think I'm about the same. I just bring up topics in blog life that aren't necessary ones that come up in the middle of a play group.

Cassie said...

I'm not usually as forthcoming in real life as I am on my blog unless I'm with really close friends or I'm drunk lol

debilyn said...

I'm just as snarkastically delicious in real life as I am in my blog. I speak just as grammatically correct as I write, and I never misspell any words in my head.

BUT, I like people in Blogland better than I do in real life. In real life, people tend to get on my nerves and make me want to blog about them=)

MammaDucky said...

Unfortunately, yes. Nuff said.

Aunt of 14 said...

DEFINITELY NOT!! I don't think so. I am so much more candid and so much more open online than anywhere IRL. If you and I were to... like... suddenly bump into eachother in the middle of the ocean, say... since you are in Hawaii and I'm in Seattle, just to be rambling like you... I won't even be able to CHAT with you. I'll be petrified with shyness... I may manage to squeak out "hello!" and then there'll be this uncomfortable silence. The silence will stretch on and on until someone says "Oh I have to go to the bathroom" and flee. Either you or me. I hate when that happens but that probably is what would happen with me. Several times... like 20 years ago that is... I was chatting with a guy (when AOL first came out) and the guy would want to meet me and I'll say sure... only to stand them up. I did this more than once. I literally turn into solid rock... no wonder I'm in my late 30's and still single. Too freaking shy.

Martha said...

I am much more blunt in real life, scary, isn't it??
Thanks for your super sweet comment. You Rock, You Rule!

Brittany said...

Yes!
What you "read" is what you get! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog today and drooling over my dinner!
No, I am not from Hawaii, but I would love to visit!
I was born, raised, and stayed in good ol' Texas.
Hamburger steak is popular here, too. Texans like to serve it in brown gravy... I like red wine gravy!

Janna Bee said...

It depends on the person. Am I the way I am on my blog AND real life- yes I am the same in blog and IRL to my family and friends, but I am very standoffish to strangers in IRL, where I welcome strangers on my blog. I guess it's easier to say things when you don't have to see the person. Does that make sense? I hope so!

Proud to be Me,a wife to a hardworking husband, a mom to 2 wonderful kiddos and 2 LARGE "puppy" dogs.. said...

Well I used to be the same on my old blog as I was IRL, but ever since the stalker incident I have found that on my new blog I tend to be a bit more reserved or skiddish, more or less afraid, but I am finally breaking out of my shell I think :). So in light of my new blog versus me IRL, as of right now I am a bit cautious in both respects, but I probably wouldn't seem that way, I try really hard to be as light and positive and happy-go-lucky as I can be when out and about, I figure it's better than being the pissy moody grumpy pants wearing pmsing crazy lady, there are enough of us already...hehehe..I mean it's just me.... :)

Mesa

Sapphire said...

I'm much more forthcoming IRL than I am on my blog. I guess because I'm new to blogging, I am still trying to find my 'voice'. I'm still deciding how much of myself to share. IRL I am no-holds barred. I'm friendly, talk waaaaay too much, very opinionated, etc. In blogland, I think I'm kind of mellow.

Controlling My Chaos said...

I'm famous!!!!! You posted my comment! Wow. Thanks.

I'm pretty forthcoming all the time. Sometimes people give me that TMI look and I know I should have maybe held back a little. Oops. I do it on my blog too. I'm constantly sticking my foot in my mouth, seriously. I don't even know how to be reserved.

My husband learns about me on my blog too. I confessed to all the world that my wedding kiss was the worst kiss of my life--before I told him. Luckily he's a good sport.

Shawn said...

I am the same.

The way I write is the way I talk in real life----I am an "out there" kind of gal!

Lady Jane said...

I am still pretty new to blogging, but so far I think I'm pretty mush the same. I don't say anything on my blog that i wouldn't say in real life.

Wifey said...

Yup, I think I keep it pretty even. Except when I have to cuss somebody out. Just kidding. Sort of.

Thanks for the linky love!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Becky said...

I'm far more forthright in real life than on the blog. Even though I don't use my last name and keep myself out of the searches, it's still public and I'm selective about what I'll put out there, not knowing who might come across it. I, uh, also swear A LOT more in person :)

Tooj said...

I am indeed pretty much the same. I don't try to be funny or witty, I don't pull that off very well. Especially if I TRY at it...it doesn't work. I just type...I think I like blogging not for the writing but for the typing. It's therapeutic. See? This is real life...jumbled thoughts. All.Day.Long.

Mommy and them said...

NO! I am much more assertive and forthcoming when writing than verbally...unless you cross the line with me.

ClaireMontgomeryMD said...

for better or worse - yeah, i think i am the same in real life as in blog life. but this is a good question to pose to those who know me in both. i may steal it.

Leezer said...

Hi Rambler:
I found you through ClaireMontgomeryMD.

I AM the same in real life. People who don't have enough time for my long-windedness avoid me because I'll talk for hours given the chance. I also tell people everything because I am very trusting and I assume people will be respectful of information I give them, which is definitely not always the case, sadly. I've had to learn how to censor myself at work, although I think it's safe to say people generally enjoy my company. More fundamentally, though, I think it's more important to be interested than interesting. If I can maintain this philosphy, then I'm happy.

pan x 8 said...

Yeah, when I'm up, I'm up. When I'm down, I'm down. Sometimes that fake cheery voice comes across that 4 yr old is trying to push those buttons!