I’m still weirded out when I’m asked to do interviews. I still feel like, even after all these years, that the blog (and even my book) are sort of a small, insular thing, and when people have heard of them, I find it oddly confusing. It’s like a stranger walking up to you and talking about the tub of hummus at the back of your fridge.
Like, of course I know about the hummus, and it’s not a secret or anything (I mean, it’s right there – in my fridge! For everyone to see!), but how does this random stranger know about it? And more importantly, why do they care about my hummus? HOW CAN IT POSSIBLY BE INTERESTING TO THEM, IT IS SO BEIGE AND GLOOPY.
(Also, oh my god, you guys, this analogy is so, so bad.)
And when I’m asked to do interviews for radio or TV,