I may regret this, but while I have a spat of bravery, I’ve added a photo and most of my legal name to my About Me page, as well as linking directly to video blogs I experimented with a few months back. Future stalkers now have a photo, first name, and voice sample of me to go on. Oh god what have I done.
If in the future you’re reading this and those things aren’t present I panicked and took them down. I’m going to go back to doing work now and try to forget about the potential security leak. Please don’t comment on how fat I am. Thanks.
On a more serious note, I do try to hide much of my anxiety from the actual content of the blog, but I figure it should be okay to post my real thoughts from time to time in announcement-type posts. Eventually I’ll get used to this whole blogging thing and the nervousness will fade. Or I’ll get flamed so hard I never show my face in the blogosphere again. Whichever. Anyway, I’m well aware that my anxiety isn’t my audience’s problem, so they shouldn’t have to deal with it at every turn, but at the same time it’s part of who I am, so if I’m going to “reveal the real me” as all the experts advise, a little of it’s bound to sneak in from time to time. Let me know if you think I’ve gone overboard in either direction.