Being a blogger for as long as I have means people get to know your name and form opinions about you based on your writing and images. I am surprised when people don't realize that familiarity with a blogger's work does not equate to fully understanding them as a human being.
Does that even make sense?
Sometimes people are amazingly wonderful to me because of my blogging and other times people are perfectly rotten to me because of my blogging. While I do enjoy the positive feedback quite a bit, the negative takes me by surprise each and every time. Its stupid, I know. My inner 7th grade girl just wants to be liked by everyone. Sadly, she was disappointed in junior high school and for sure she is disappointed in Second Life. It is enough to make a person want to put up barbed wire fencing around her heart.