So, I did something incredibly stupid this morning. I have all my email forwarded to my blog account (a decision I made a while back that I've known is going to get me in trouble), and today I accidentally responded to a bunch of people I worked with this summer on it. That's right, a bunch of people got an email from E. Spat instead of my real name.
My first reaction was total and complete panic. In fact, right now I am still pretty much in panic mode.
However, I talked to a friend of mine and she pointed out that (a) most of these people probably don't read blogs and will just think "hey, that's a weird email name" and then go about their day none the wiser, and (b) even if they do know or find out, so what? I mean, it's a personal blog where I talk about law school and my job hunt and stuff like that, and I've never blogged from work or talked about work except to say that I love it. So, really, what's the big deal?
Blogging is weird because it makes you think everyone KNOWS, or everyone is somehow going to find you out. I mean, realisitically, how many people who are busy in their day to day lives are going to take the time to google my email name just because...well, why would anyone do that?
Anyway, I'm trying to take some deep breaths, not panic, and resist the urge to delete the whole thing. I haven't done anything wrong but this really makes me think about what I'm doing here and whether, if I'm this panicked about people finding out, this whole thing is a good idea/moving in the right direction.
Wow. This is nuts.