I have few friends who were part of my life before I started blogging. Some who I later introduced to my blog. And some who are friends now as a result of blogs. I often turn to my blog to voice out things I perhaps cannot in real life. And get very uncomfortable when someone in the real world reads the post and gets back to me asking more about my post.
It recently struck me that I do the same with some of my friends. Read the post on the feed. Look up the friend (sometimes even call) and ask what the matter is. Most are patient. They needn’t be. And they don’t categorically tell me off. I read a line on one post today that “No I haven’t gotten it checked and please do ask me anymore” on a friend’s blog.. it was a comment about her health.. and even I had been guilty of badgering her for updates. That’s when I realised I had to consciously separate my personas.
I am going to try not to react personally. Problems apart.. should friends want to discuss.. we discuss.. if they post and I have something to say.. I comment.. but its not fair.. that I ask the person why the online persona is troubled.