One of the people we hung out with in San Francisco on Saturday is a football player for the San Francisco 49ers (for those unaware, the 49ers is a professional American football team in the National Football League). While eating lunch in the hotel's restaurant we got to talking about our jobs. He mentioned how he doesn't like telling people what he does for a living because he feels uncomfortable with the assumptions people might make.
I wanted to say, "I know exactly how you feel!" Maybe not for the same reasons that he does, but I always hesitate when I tell people I'm a dancer or a dance teacher. When I broke my wrist and had to get x rays, telling the hospital staff that I broke it dancing raised more than a few eye brows. The x ray tech actually asked while looking me up and down, "Do you still have to be skinny to be a dancer?"
image via Christian Sebastian
Then I got to thinking about the blog and how I hardly ever talk about my blog to people in person. When I approach people about being interviewed I hesitantly say, "I...uh... I have a blog..."
Are you open about your blog to non bloggers?
How do people react? Do you get shy about it?
(ps... my dad is a HUGE 49ers fan. Huge. My night gown growing up was an oversized 49ers shirt.)