So, I have a new boss at work – and for the record, this has absolutely nothing to do with that person I was complaining about last week – my old boss was a nice enough guy, and the new boss seems cool too. But, I have already made one HUGE mistake with my new boss. During our first meeting with each other, he was asking me how I got from a journalism degree into the IT field and then into this sort of IT/writing mix that I’m doing now. I mentioned how I really enjoy writing, but I sort of kept it just as a hobby for a few years, and that I’m glad to get back into it professionally. He asked me what type of stuff I write for fun, and I apparently lost my damn mind for a minute, because I just blurted out, “Oh, I have a blog.” I have no idea what the hell I was thinking.
Now, if he googles my married name, he’ll probably never find this website because there’s like 63 bajillion people in the world with my new last name. But if he happens to know my maiden name (which he might, I don’t know) and looks me up that way… um, hi! This site is the first thing that google brings up when you look for my old name. I mean, I suppose it’s fine if he reads this because I generally stick to that “don’t blog about work” policy, particularly since I started this job (I know I whined about my old job a LOT here), so it’s probably not that big a deal. And it’s not like I write anything too terribly graphic or personal here, either. Even the language stays relatively PG-13. So I’m probably overreacting by worrying about it. I just can’t believe that I admitted to having a blog so carelessly.
Oh, and I got my first bit of comment spam today! I feel so special. I deleted it, but I debated keeping it around just to make me feel important. Ha. Nerdy much?