Those who know the corporeal me, as opposed to the cyber me, will tell you that I’m a fairly unassuming person. I’m not at all shy — indeed, I’m quite gregarious in my own social circles — but I’m not someone who will put myself forward. I don’t like going to court, preferring to argue behind the scenes in briefs. I enjoy being involved at a fairly high level in organizations that matter to me, but I don’t like the most prominent position. I’ll serve on your Board, but don’t make me President or Chair. I like being near power, but not wielding it myself — in corporeal life.
My alter ego is another thing altogether. My Bookworm alter ego craves attention and acclaim. I’m the first to volunteer for various blogger-type initiatives, and I’m quite energetic in promoting my blog. I obsessively check my stats because it thrills me — or the alter ego me — beyond measure when I get recognition. A mention in a prominent publication has me walking tall for hours. I find this side of myself quite surprising. Have any other of you anonymous bloggers experienced the same thing?