So my ‘comming’ out as a blogger to some people of my guild has gone well so far. To be completely honest I only disclosed my blog because in conversation that two other people have wow specific blogs come up, and I wanted to share, and say me too! A 3rd has just started in inspiration.
It hasn’t really changed what I want to write about, but it’s there in the back of my head that at least several guildys, and at least one officer will see what I wrote. The officer is looking at our blogs as in-site into their raiders heads.
Going somewhat public is a big deal for me. There was never the trust – or the opportunity in other guilds to say -” Hey – you might be interested in knowing I blog about Wow” but now I wonder if I had of, would I have also found other bloggers in those guilds, or have inspired people to write? . Would have I been happier?
None of my friends write, and it can be difficult to discuss writing in any form with them, because they only see the finished product ( sometimes) or hear about a sucess. ( I get to attend my own ‘book/zine’ launch where a short story of mine has made it into in September! Squee!) So writing as communication is important to me, and I haven’t been able to really share it with people I have ‘real life’ contact with
The majority of players that know me in Wow probably won’t care, or even want to read the somewhat haphazard thoughts that leak out of my brain. However being able to talk about though in somewhat open-ness has been a massive relief. Its no longer a big dirty secret, and if its ok with my guildys I will give them a plug 😛