Some people have jobs that require them to commute from one end of the country to the other – they’re bicoastal.
Some people have an illness that makes their minds jump from one mood extreme to the other – they’re bipolar.
Some people are a combination of these two. Their minds make the daily commute from one world to an entirely different world – they’re biplanetary mental commuters. Also known as bloggers.
Experts have discovered life on both Planet Blog and Real World, but there are significant differences. I hop on and off the interplanetary shuttle all the time and here’s what I’ve noticed:
On Planet Blog I’m a writer. On Real World… not so much.
On Planet Blog people want to know my thoughts. On Real World people also want to know my thoughts, but only if I’m lying on their couch at $250 an hour.
On Planet Blog being Freshly Pressed is a great event worthy of stop-the-presses accolades. On Real World it’s Tuesday.
On Planet Blog I strut around in sky-high, red heels. On Real World I shuffle along in brown Rockports (with Velcro closure and orthopedic inserts.) Oh, my aching bunions!
On Planet Blog the repartee is sparkling, bubbly Dom Perignon. On Real World, the average conversation is flat, warm Schlitz.
On Planet Blog the assertion that holiday-themed Reese’s are better than traditional peanut-butter cups because of the creamy-center-to-chocolate-coating ratio (it’s a scientific fact) is sure to spark a lively debate. On Real World the same utterance causes people to back away from me. Slowly.
On Planet Blog the coins of the realm are good words and pictures, well crafted. On Real World the same currency won’t buy a single McFriendly meal at a fine dining establishment.
Meet you later on the interplanetary shuttle, my fellow travelers. I’ll save you a seat.
What strikes you about your travels between Planet Blog and Real World?