Later today I'm actually meeting some real-life people to talk about social media.
My former colleague and Scottish Social Media Guy Craig McGill has organised it.
Now it's a huge departure for me. One of the reasons I love the 'new' media is that I don't have to go and talk to people. I can sparkle and shine in a moderately professional manner from right here at my desk. And no one can see the food encrusting my clothes, the baby milling around in the background and the fact I'm typing fast to go and attend to other children. I've made friends here, learned new stuff, and, lately, learned new ways of making a living. In spite of all that, and, it all feels slightly pretend and hobby-like. Perhaps that's because it's such enormous fun.
Anyhow, within two days I'll have signed two contracts for entirely online work and gone out to actually meet, real people to talk about it. I have to say it feels slightly peculiar. Even The Panther of News is starting to see that there might be something in all this internettery.
I was slightly concerned that the whole social media real people thing might be somewhat blokey. You know - chaps all talking techy gadgety chap stuff about it all and I'll have to pretend I understand then go home to google furiously to find out what it was all about.
However, I learn that one of the speakers is Alison Thewliss - blogger, expectant mum and definate girly.
Yikes, I've just seen the clock and I don't have time to think of a witty pay-off line. Suggestions below please.