Maybe blogging is a little creepy.
My life on the internet.
Anyone can read all about me, my life, and my family.
There have been days where I have questioned if this is a really good plan, or if I should make some crazy alter ego of a woman named Cora who leaves somewhere crazy – so no one knows who I really am behind this made up character.
In the beginning of December I got a call from a new client for massage from my massage association’s website, and Ryan was kind enough to take me and drop me off (which was more to ease his mind I think). The guy was a college aged guy here from Saudi Arabia going to the school for Business. I was massaging him, when he said “I typed you into google and I read all about you. You write articles and you have two dogs.”
I meet amazing people all of the time online through blogging, some of the best people I know in fact, but this was my first encounter with a complete stranger in person that seeked me out on the internet. Before I let my mind go in to the “Crazy People File” in my head thanks to too much Law & Order and NCIS, etc. etc. I just took it in.
After going around in circles in my head about if this was as creepy as it sounded, I said “Uh…I’ve never had anyone research me before….do you do that often?” He kind of laughed and said there are so many people that are fake and aren’t who they say they are, so he wanted to make sure I was a legitimate person coming into his home. The fact I had a blog, and he could see that I was a real person, a real massage therapist, etc. etc. was the reason he picked me off of the site.
It made sense then.
I go to people’s homes, and especially men I get a little anxious. In fact, I have considered getting out of this industry since I don’t have the funds for a location for this reason exactly. Maybe if I didn’t watch so many crime shows, I’d be less freaked out, but then again, me watching them makes it a little better considering I’m not as naive.
But it was nice to hear that someone was covering their bases too.
I told Ryan how the guy knew all about me, my life, our dogs, him!, and at first he was a little creeped out.
And even said “Maybe our life on the internet isn’t such a good idea!”
But then I explained that my blog was the reason he chose me as his therapist, because he know I was a genuine person with a genuine life and passion.
But, that did make me wonder what if it wouldn’t have been an innocent search.
…obviously it didn’t make me wonder too much because my life is still all over the internet….