When is The Right Time to Drop the "B" Bomb?
I suppose some of my
So that being said, if there is not a stigma attached to being a blogger here in
I was walking in the Grove with this particular girl last week and some typical Miami trash pulled up to a red light blasting what can only be described as a cat belching over the banging of garbage can lids. The kids call it Reggaeton. I looked at her and said “Yes, please, play your stereo as loud as possible in your PT Cruiser, there, guys. Because you know the WHOLE Grove just loves listening to Reggaeton. Please by all means, crank it up.” Her response: “Wow, you’re bitter.”Oh dear God. You think that's bitter? Glad you weren’t there on Fourth of July. It was merely the tip of the perpetually ranting iceberg that is White Dade.
As anybody who has been doing this for more than two weeks knows, a blog can become an all-consuming fire for which you often forsake your job, family and personal hygeine. Many people get fired because of their blogs, many lose friendships, and some even have their lives turned completely upside down if what they are writing is interesting enough. Suffice to say it becomes a major part of your life. So how do you keep such a major thing a secret from someone? When is the right time to tell somebody about your internet alter ego? If you write a blog like mine, you run the risk of them leaving because they are offended. Even if they are not offended, from that moment forward you are severely limited in what you can write about. No more guides to one night stands, no more misogynistic rants, no more complaining about girls who are bad in bed. Because the next call you get will inevitably be that person saying “Was that about ME?”
There is a part of me that wants her to read all this stuff I’ve written so she can give me the requisite “Wow, you’re a really great writer” compliment and so she can learn more about who I am and what I do. But more the first one. Another side knows that as soon as I do that, my limited post ideas will get even smaller, and the content of this blog will undoubtedly suffer. A friend of mine said there is no way you can maintain a blog and a relationship at the same time. When nobody read this shit, it was easy. Now that I have a larger audience it has gotten harder. Imagine if that audience included someone I had to worry about offending with rants about girls who are boring in bed? This blog would downright suck.
So, I ask my fellow bloggers, especially those who write blogs similar to mine, when is the right time to tell someone about a blog like this? I am new to the game here, and I am inclined to keep this all a secret. Since I’m not on MySpace and my full name appears nowhere on here, it would be hard for her to find unless she happened to be looking for Jenn Sterger on Deadspin. (Still my #1 referral page) I am thinking the right time is never, or, better still, when I want to make a graceful exit. We all have our secrets, right? I guess White Dade can just be mine.