Friday, May 21, 2010

Things They Are A-Changing.

Change hates me, and I hate it.  But I thrive on it.  I crave it, need it, and fear it all at once.  I am in my comfort zone.  I like it here, like a baby likes the womb.   Which is exactly why I can't stay here.  I'll get fidgety, restless and terrified.

Got that all?  Bored to tears with the beginnings of another ramble from someone who kinda sucks?  Another moody young woman with no direction.  What?  Oh, you already quit reading.  I see.  Ok, because we're going to switch direction anyway.

Because or Why Not will going through a little identity crisis over the next month, or so.  Please bear with me, because you're swell, and I'm trying to apologize in advance here.  I'm being published in a local lifestyle magazine, and have been asked to be a regular contributor.  The content will be strongly blog linked.  As much as I am thrilled to be on board with this opportunity, I am getting a little nervous about what exactly it will mean for my semi-anonymous blogger side that I have so carefully guarded.

I know non-bloggers usually don't get it.  Chances of my writing being stalked by grandma aren't good.  Still, this is a small place and almost everyone who knows me in passing will see my little article.  I don't doubt curiosity will be peaked in sizable amounts, and a lot of actual people in my real life will be stopping by to see what I've put down to the internet.

I am determined to continue writing like I mean it.  I just know that's easier said then done.  Please don't judge me based on my blog.  I'm talking to you, Mom.  And you as well work manager, jaded best friend, ex-crush,  Sunday School teacher, and check-out girl at the grocery store.

And now, to lighten things up a bit, Because or Why Not has been featured Elsewhere.  As far as I can see, in.com is a source for all things Indian, but I'm a little confused.  Oddly enough, the few hits it generated came from Austria, Argentina, Belgium... Everywhere that is not India, really.  Apparently myself in a sari is worth entering in a try-not-to-laugh-at-this-photo competition.  Thanks in.com.  You made my day!

I like you all.  I'm not sure why you're here, but I know it's not because you want to see what I really thought when I pretended it didn't matter.  Thanks for that.

12 comments:

Shinxy said...

Ooh congratulations! That'll be super fun!

Don't worry, we'll stick around. It's you we like :)

Nitin said...

you being quoted.. it almost made me go like -" YOUR COVER HAS BEEN BLOWN AGENT. EVADE CAPTURE AND SURVIVE.... " Ahh, i can imagine the paparazzi camping out on your door step to catch a glimpse of you for that :P. lols...

i never really knew about a website called in.com. kinda wierd name.. and apparently when i looked it up.. that website really does quite a bit. thanks for in.com kris.

Mel said...

Kris, i'm so excited for you. Regular contributor!? Squeeeee!!! And I know how determined you were to keep your blog and RL separate, so I think you're courageous to risk that for the sake of your writing. And whatever your blight becomes, I know it will be amazing.

Allison said...

I'm a little fuzzy on what will be changing. The semi-anonymity?

It's hard to walk that fine line between real-life and blog-life. A girl I work with joked the other day that I should start a blog about our customers.

Hmm..I already sorta do that. I didn't tell her though. I would feel too exposed. I used to have my blog linked to my Facebook but I deleted the link because I didn't want to have to worry about what random FB friend would be secretly reading about my life.

I don't even blog anonymously - I use my real first name and have told my readers where I live.

Basically - it's a bizarre life we lead.

Coyote Rose said...

Congrats on getting published, thats awesome!

And don't worry, nobody's parents/grandparents get it. And most of the time they forget about it after awhile!

Mishieru said...

Wow! Congrats on that Kris. Someone's getting a little famous here...

We know you can do it Kris, so you don't have to be nervous. You're a great writer. Now, we got more interesting posts to anticipate. :)

Kris said...

Shinxy! You commented, and you're not even pissed off! ;)

Nitin, not a problem. It looked like a decent website but it was completely random!

Thanks, Mel. I hope that confidence isn't sadly misguided.

Allison. Yeah, it's the semi-anonymity. I think the freedom to write outside my real life has been good... Hopefully I can keep it that way a little bit.

Mish and Rose. Thanks so much! It's a really small thing, but I am excited! :)

Carly Findlay said...

Hey congrats on the extra-curricular (I think that is a good term for it) blog exposure.
Well done :)

kisekae said...

Thats amazing Kris!!! Congrats, you deserve it, your writing is wonderful!! Just don't forget about all us little people!

- The Virgin Author! said...

Congratulations! :)

Kris said...

You are all so sweet!

Trust me, Kae. You are not little people compared to me ;). In fact, I hope I am good for your own egos.

Joy DeTete said...

Congrats!

I will miss your blunt heartfelt posts (if they are leaving) but have truly enjoyed them so far!

I hope this doesn't put you into any pickles with your loved ones.