Nov 22 2021

About giving away too much

Category: MiscellaneousIuliana @ 23:27

Parasocial interaction (PSI) refers to a kind of psychological relationship experienced by an audience in their mediated encounters with performers in the mass media, particularly on television and on online platforms. A parasocial interaction, an exposure that garners interest in a persona, becomes a parasocial relationship after repeated exposure to the media persona causes the media user to develop illusions of intimacy, friendship, and identification.

I’ve learned of this term after a friend asked me if I am not worried that me having a blog where I post a lot of my own personal experiences and somewhat intimate details might affect how the people reading my books might perceive me.

Here’s the thing, I’m multi-dimensional individual. I have thoughts and experiences that are unrelated to my job and my technical knowledge. I think I can inspire people though this blog more than I can through my technical books. I think this blog makes me relatable to people that are not interested in learning Java, nor Spring.

Sometimes I worry that because I seem to be giving away too much, there will be no mystery about me as an author. But then again… I am a technical author. There shouldn’t be that much mystery about me. People should be able to verify that I exist, that I like Java and Spring and Engineering and that I do my best to produce quality books.

People should know that I am reliable, and they can count on me to review text and code in my books and provide additional information in case of need and improve my books from revision to revision.

As for the PSI thing, sure, some of them will imagine me as a friend in their minds and I have no doubts that version of me will either eventually disappoint them, either slowly fade away, but such is life. I do worry that because of what is written on this blog, some might decide not to buy my books. But then again, if somebody doesn’t want to buy my books, there will be a lot more reasons than this blog.

Stay safe, stay happy!

3 Responses to “About giving away too much”

  1. falken says:

    thanks :)

  2. Rox says:

    Sounds like a type of erotomania, which is itself a type of delusional personality disorder.

  3. Iuliana says:

    I googled that and my vocabulary is now ritcher. Thank you. :)

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