Anti-Socializing

I’m trying to find a plug in that’ll share my personal website posts on tumblr, but I’m not sure if the one I found works the way I want. I kind of want to it point people to my website for some reason. Maybe to see how many people read things, maybe so random tumblr people will go “Oh, he writes things too!” which I still get sometimes.

Of course, the people in my real life who follow this website or the fact that I want to use this site for “professional seriousness” and the like would kind of preclude people knowing that I have a tumblr, because often it’s the opposite of professional seriousness. Usually late at night it’s home to all manner of depressed thoughts and borderline (and way over the border) imagery. Which is fine, I guess, but I do worry about being judged for it.

But why should I care? Do I think I’m not going to get jobs, writing or otherwise, because of it? I mean, I’ve said (and probably will continue to say) plenty of stupid and unprofessional things on the Super-Fly podcast but I’m still going to do it.
I don’t know. Social media is a mystery. I like just putting random bits of myself out there and trying to make a connection with strangers and I totally get how that’s really weird and not for everyone. Being a buttoned up, totally in control of himself person is never going to be who I am. I think I’m always going to be a bit of a clumsy, awkward, mess and maybe I should just try and accept that. Lean into it and embrace who I am.

Of course, accepting myself has never been my strong suit. Then again, changing myself isn’t either.

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Thacher Cleveland

Thacher E. Cleveland is a contributing writer & columnist for PanelsOnPages.com, co-host of the Super-Fly Comics & Games PodCast, novelist & comic creator. Originally from New Jersey and previously from Yellow Springs, Ohio, he currently lives in Chicago. You can find him on Twitter (@demonweasel), tumblr, his personal website and even on Google+

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