Well hello there! Some of you know me, but most of you don’t. My name is Lisa, and I’m a blogger. But not just any blogger… I’ve been writing this blog as Ginger Corsair since January 2008. Since I was just featured in an article on the front page of the business section in the New York Times (complete with gigantic photo of me and Miss Luna) yesterday, I figured the cat is out of the bag!
I’m sure there are bunches of you that have already figured out my “real” identity over the years (sound off if you already knew!) and even more who just guessed. Well guess no longer. It is I.
This has admittedly been a long time coming. I’ve thought about revealing myself for a while, but the time never seemed right. Working in advertising for the past 5 years, I had to be super careful of my image, and what I did online. In fact I had a pretty close brush with some dastardly ad people and almost lost my job because of my blog.
I have also shared a lot of stuff in here that I haven’t shared with any of my friends in real life. I’ve always been a private person and having an anonymous blog seemed like a good way to sort through the junk of life and get feedback without having to expose myself so much to the people around me. I have been hurt very badly by those that I trusted in the past and as a result I don’t trust my friends and family now as much as I know I should. I’m working on it.
Blogging has been awesome. I feel like I have a bunch of invisible friends around me all the time, and I feel relatively comfortable coming to all of you for advice. Over the years I have revealed myself to some key people; mostly those whom I come in contact with in daily life, or at special blogging events. Man, I worked so hard to keep all the photos of me off of here! I think I did a great job, but it’s such a relief to be able to share now.
Up above is a photo of me from yesterday, with my happy NYT glow (coincidentally I also had a job interview with Airbnb that day and I really want the job. I didn’t plan it but the NYT article was about Airbnb and me, and I had an interview… what perfect timing!) and following is the NYT shot with me and Luna, and some other random shots of me today. I know how you folks eat up images of others!
Anyway, what with the NYT article, the launch of my new business and potential appearance on Dinner Party Wars, I figured it was time to quit playing around and introduce myself for real. I feel like I owe it to all you loyal readers.
I’m still the same girl you’ve known for the past 3 years and I’ll continue to blog. You can even keep calling me Ginger since I’m so used to it.
Thanks for being my friends, and enjoy the photos!