So there’s this author I love whose name I can’t divulge because the last time I coughed his name, someone pointed him here and I wanted to die. I like to stalk my authors in secrecy and stealth, and I know that if I wanted to do that I probably shouldn’t have BLOGGED about him. Yeah yeah yeah blah blah blah. Anyway, he saw my post and sent me a funny little DM from Twitter, but I wanted to be swallowed up by the earth because that post wasn’t quite how I would have chosen to make an impression. Unfortunately, the earth wasn’t cooperating that day, so now I have to be all cryptic and stuff.
Anyway, the point of the story is that last night I read one of his blog posts that I wanted to comment on. But now I feel weird because he knows I love him but didn’t like his latest book, but I don’t want to come off as creepy, so what to do? The problem with that is that it’s kind of hard to become unknown once you’re known. By that I mean, if I want to comment on his post, I have to leave an email address, right? And all my email addresses have Trish in the address. I realize Trish isn’t all THAT uncommon, but if I start commenting on his blog as Trish, and he just read my blog post about how I love him but don’t like his book, he’s going going to know who I am.
See, there’s this breaking point for me when I’m a fan. Either I’m a fan and I’ll gush and tell them how much I love them, or I’m such a big huge die hard fan that I pull back and don’t say anything (which is what I’m having to do with Tana French because I love her to EPIC PROPORTIONS). I guess it’s that creep factor I’m worried about. I’d hate for an author who I totally thought was awesome to think I was a weirdo (even if that’s totally true).
So I commented on this author’s blog post last night using a different name. Fine. Not hard. But then it came to the email. What email address do I use? I don’t want to use my own email address because I don’t really want this author to know who I am. But I also don’t want to be lame and make up a fake email that ends up being real, you know? I thought about opening up yet another email account, but scrapped that for being completely freakish.
This stalking stuff is HARD.