Alright, so back to the regular programming schedule. I have yet to go around the other participants to see what they came up with for Day 03 but I’m pretty stoked to see what they have to offer. It was a lot of fun answering the alternate question yesterday because I imagined the faces of my relatives once I tell them my future daughter married without their knowledge. It is not really just a concern of “my knowledge” but of the entire clan. For sure it would be a spectacle to behold. 😆
Now on to the business for today:
Day 04 — A blogger friend I’ve known for over five years told me she has been blogging anonymously all this time and most of what I know about her is her fantasy. My reaction to the news is…
I’d be pretty amazed. It is not easy to write in your own voice, what more to pretend to be someone else for five straight years right? 😉 Plus whatever my blog friend wants to put up on her blog is her decision. If she wants her blog to be a fantasy themed space and pretend she is Cesar Millan for all she wants then so be it. I won’t take it personally, not at all.
However, if this is to occur in real life, like a friend I’ve known for five years come up to me and suddenly blurts out this whole life and truth to her personality and self, I might feel confused a bit. I’m not sure if I’d feel betrayed instinctively but I’m certain I’d be wondering why the need to pretend. For sure she has her reasons and it’d be interesting to listen to that. But in the end, there is really not much I can do to control other people. They can be whoever they want to be, online or offline. I just wish they are happy while doing whatever it is they think they are doing so Tom, if you are really a rock star in real life, don’t be shy and admit it to me, alright? Cheers! 😀
i love cesar milan…. i think he’s hot… but his teeth are just too white… still, i don’t mind. He’s adorable! 😀
–okay, I know it has nothing to do with your blog for the day…but i’m just saying…LOL
i noticed his teeth are ultra white too. i wonder what he is doing? i like cesar too. there was a time i watched nothing but dog whisperer!
i think it’s just too much contrast with his skin tone lol or maybe he uses doggy’s toothpaste or something lol
doggy toothpaste? now that is a first! 😆
hahhahah or maybe he uses asin lol
does salt have that kind of effect? i did not know!
hahah i’m not sure hhaahah i just heard that from old people ü as in ancient ones ü
maybe i should google it out 😆
yeah! Ü under Philippine myths and folklore hahaha
I definitely, definitely agree with you! (ang exagg ko) I’ll be the little miss understanding friend, pero somehow I’ll try to convince him or her to come out of the light. (Star Wars?) and express themselves freely 🙂
it is just so weird but hey, that has got to be killer writing there.
But you see…if you consider that online person your friend the same way you consider a “real life” person your friend…you would feel that same instinctive hurt/betrayal.
that is true but i think the attachment would still be different when you are with someone against when you only read someone, don’t you agree?
That’s the reason I stopped or “quit” the online scene so to speak. My first boyfriend was somebody I met and solely knew online and to this day, four years after we broke up, we still talk regularly and we share a real connection that transcends just reading each others words. So I have to (politely) disagree lol.
wow that is amazing! i think your online relations are way stronger than ones i have. maybe one day i’d build stronger connections online too, like you.
I wish I could be proud by your compliment, but unfortunately the years have disheartened and hardened me a little bit 😦 There have been too many friendships I was extremely invested in but they threw it away as if, for the sole reason that we were online friends, it was unimportant and didn’t matter. I don’t get it though…a friend is a friend and you shouldn’t be able to let go of one so easily.
oh cheer up now. at least you learned from those experiences, right? i agree that a friend is a friend wherever you found them. i hope you find better quality of friends. you sound like a very genuine person and you do not deserve those heartbreaks. i wish you the best. 🙂
Aw thank you ❤ I'm so glad I signed up for this challenge, I'm meeting some really amazing people from everywhere!
my thoughts too! 🙂
What makes you think I came up with that question? You are right, I did but I am far from a star of any kind. Although if I was it would be His Royal Badness! I know a few people who openly state on their about page that they blog anonymously and have created fake names. What I don’t get is why they have real photos of themselves?
love HRB, you should consider taking that into fruition, tom. they are anonymous and they use real photos? well that’s odd. maybe those are not their real photos? idk, this is just a very confusing topic for me. 😆
I agree with this.
Oh, I am the real Simon Cowell. 😀
oh but you are so sweet lj, how can i believe this? 😉
Everybody! I’m the real Hannah Montana! No sh*t. I really am.
sabi ko na nga eh. i suspected it all along! 😛
Those are basically my thoughts too. I’d want to know WHY they made it up and also why they took so long to come around and tell me.
I also agree that it’s very different on the internet and in real life. On the internet there’s always a slight chance that people are lying and you’ll never be sure unless you actually meet them. However in real life it’s much harder to hide such a big lie and so it would hurt much more that someone made such an effort to do so.
i agree on that last thought. it would probably hurt more when you get to be with the person than opposed to only reading the person. online, it can really be anything!
Haha great answer! Definitely a good stance on the topic. I’d like to put out there: If any of your are really Ewan McGregor or Ryan Reynolds, feel free to tell me 😉 haha.
i hope they hear you cherlyn! 😀
I’m not big on deception. I know it’s fashionable recently to stage a life and situation and record reactions, but…
I get anonymity, some prefer not to be visible. From afar, I suppose one can create a fictional existence, but when you let people in who earnestly connect based on false assumptions, that’s a problem for me.
is it fashionable? well that’s interesting. i guess nothing beats the fulfillment you get when you connect with another for real. 🙂
there was a time i wanted to do this. write a blog about a phantom girl, in her “fantasy world” because my life wasn’t exciting enough 🙂
but then again, if i ever do that in a blog why not write a draft and make it a book right? unfortunately coming up with fake identity and fake social life is too burdensome. i had no time for that 🙂
i agree that it might be too burdensome and the book idea is spot on. sometimes i complain my life is not exciting enough but i guess i’ve learned to live with it. 😆