A couple of people have brought it to my attention that I am no longer anonymous in the world wide web, one of whom is my husband, who is, understandably concerned for my safety. I am, of course, aware of the fact, that my name is well known to almost anyone who reads here. Plus, some of my readers are also friends of mine on Facebook. And I also post the links to magazines I am published in.
Yesterday we talked about potential employers who will do a quick Google search about potential employees, just to find out what it is these people do during their private time. If I did care at all, what a potential publisher (LOL) might think about my private life, I guess I'd be a little concerned. But the beautiful truth is, it is none of their business. And that goes for any employer too. I mean, how wrong is it for an employer to assume, that because Joe Smith likes to hang out at bars with his friends, he'll suck at his job? Shouldn't a resume with references be of much more value than whatever it says on this guy's Facebook profile?
Leaving all of that aside, I am probably as boring as a human being gets. There are no spicy pictures about me anywhere... really just some very goofy ones of me with a tutu on my head or some such thing. I am married, I have children, I live in Suburbia... and I drive, you guessed it, an SUV. (Shame on her!!) I am trying to be a writer, and a homeschooler, and I consistently try my luck at being a good friend. Nothing I say here or on Facebook is so personal, that I am afraid about anybody finding out about it. I am a friendly atheist. Everybody knows that too. :)
I guess, that leaves just one thing: identity theft. Yes, it happens to the best of us. And it would truly suck, if it did happen to me. But the fact is, it happens to Grandma, who has no internet access at all... and it happens to Joe Smith, who is on Facebook, Twitter, has 5 blogs, and posts his cellphone number on every possible internet website, just so he won't miss a single call.
This blog gets about 60 clicks a day. That's not terribly much. And somehow I can only hope, that those who read here, come in peace. I promise I come in peace too. :)