This week’s question from the Warner Brothers Word of Mouth Campaign for Fringe: The Complete Third Season on DVD:
Season 3 of Fringe is set within two distinctive worlds where one world is affected by the actions that occur in the other. How often do you feel like your professional and personal worlds collide? How does your online persona differ from who you present yourself as professionally? Explain how you, like the characters in Fringe, are able to function in both worlds without upsetting the balance.
This is a tough one, because my professional world is entirely online, since I make my living as a freelance writer and blogger. As far freelance writing goes, I write based on what the client needs, so they don’t really see too much of my personal persona. I get assignments, I write them in the style that they prefer, I send them to the client or upload them to the writer’s dashboard of the specific site, and I move on to the next one. There is very little social interaction involved, and they never see while I’m working. That’s probably a good thing because I work in my pajamas. That’s the best part of working from home! Well that, and there’s never any traffic.
I also work seasonally as a local manager for a “pictures with Santa company” at my local mall. Even there, I’m pretty much who I am in my personal life, although I’m a lot more “customer-service oriented.” I have to be more patient than I probably am in my personal life, especially towards the end of the season when everyone insists on coming all at once and things start to go all crazy with the equipment. Thankfully, I have an amazing staff and about 95% of my customers are awesome. Of course, there’s always one each season that I wish I could boot into an alternate universe, and that’s when it becomes a challenge to smile politely and talk in my special “soothe the psycho customer” voice. Other than that, I don’t really have a hard time being professional but still being myself.
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Note- I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Fringe: The Complete Third Season on DVD/Blu-Ray.