This Saturday I’m going to be doing something incredibly exciting. Nick from My Daddy Cooks has asked me go on his radio show – partly to talk about the dairy free cooking thing and also presumably because I can, under the right circumstances, talk the hind leg off a donkey which I guess is a useful characteristic in a chat show guest. Or not if they can’t get me to shut up but I guess that’s what a producer and a mute button are for. Ahem. And yes I am making another mental note that I MUST NOT SWEAR.
I guess I should be feeling nervous but instead I’m just really excited to see how a real radio studio looks and how a radio programme is pulled together. I am a little worried about making a fool of myself but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Actually the biggest worry is that Mr and the girls will listen to it and that he won’t like it or I’ll say something he doesn’t approve of. Or that the girls don’t get their nap. That’s a big worry. Life is not good Chez Muddling is the small people don’t sleep.
Either way, its another great thing that has happened to me because of the blog. That wouldn’t have happened to me without the blog.
But the question is, do I mention the blog?
I’m going on there using my real name and that means there is a more than average chance that people who know me might find out about the blog. Except that rather a lot of people who do know me already know about the blog. Even my sister has discovered it and read it but as she says ‘not in a read every single post like a stalker way’ although readers be warned I have reader tracking and I do know when people read 85 posts in a 24 hour period… Big sister is watching…
I guess that to a certain extent the cat is most out of the bag.
Its all a bit cart before horse anyway. I have tried to minimise the linkage between professional me and bloggy me and to a large extent I have managed (well apart from a little Twitter sized footprint which for some reason continues to linger linked to my surname. Any ideas how to erase that?) – I guess I’m lucky that there’s a rather more famous version of me that takes up the front pages of most google searches.
But even though I’ve done this friends have tripped over my blog.
So do I go on this radio show and say that I met Nick through blogging? That it was thanks to him that we found out what was wrong with Littler and that he suggested us going to the brilliant consultant that has helped us through the whole dairy free thing? Do I mention the fact that, despite me spending not enough time on it, my little blog continues to have people want to read it and that I’m proud of it. Do I mention the fabulous support I get from bloggy friends and twitter?
Because I’m happy to share with you lot here and on Twitter that I’m doing it – just not sure about telling my Mum, who has told me several times I should do more with the dairy free cooking, that I’m off doing this thing mostly in case I accidentally mention the blog. And does the fact I don’t want my Mum to read the blog mean that actually I shouldn’t be putting this stuff up there in the first place.
What do you think?