Thursday, May 26, 2011

Minor Internet Celebrity +

I seem to be something a little more than just a minor Internet celebrity now: I have my own Facebook page as well as my own discussion forum, both created by fans of my YouTube work.

Both the FB page and the forum are still in their infancy at the time of this post, so don't expect anything too fancy. As I said, they're infancy. No? Too much of a stretch? Anynonsense, they're there if you want to demonstrate your undying loyalty to me.

It's really very strange to (a) have fans who are enthusiastic about creating fan pages/sites for me, and (b) see my name proudly displayed on the web like I'm an Actual Celebrity. I have always enjoyed the distance between my Internet self and my real-world self, primarily because blurring the line too much between the two can produce frighteningly well-informed stalkers and con artists.

For better or for worse, as I've continued to meet interesting and appreciative people online over the past year or two, I've grown a little less tense about all this. Nowadays I'm chatting with fans over Skype, and getting involved in these fan pages is bringing me closer to breaking down that blurry barrier entirely. I'm both excited for the opportunity to connect with people who I would count as friends in an offline situation, and wary of how close people are coming to my secret lair. Or whatever it is I'm protective of.

What do you think? I'm open to comments about the Facebook page, the discussion forum, and the celebrity/privacy situation in general.

1 comment:

Catie said...

I guess as long as it doesn't reach the point of becoming a stalker, creating a fan page and discussion forum is in all good clean fun.

And if I still had Facebook I would 'like' the page.