I have been found, caught, and outed. Quite simply, my secret is no longer a secret.
Ronda for Ronda's Rants warned me about it happening some day. I just didn't think it would happen this quick.
A friend of mine who I had not told about my blog, told me yesterday that he is a regular reader. How the hell did this happen?
One of the best things about starting my own blog in January is that it gave me a forum to express myself without the worry of friends or loved ones being offended. Everyone needs to vent at times, and this was to be my outlet.
This blogging thing also allowed me to write about any insecurities I may have... like admitting that being a single father to four girls isn't all that easy. It is the kind of information you just don't throw out there for just anyone to digest and judge.
Especially people you work with or coach against on a daily basis.
It was brought to my attention last night while attending a meeting with all the high school football coaches in my area.
"Hey, Brett, you got a minute?" said an assistant coach at one of my rival schools.
"Yea, what's up Coach?", I answered. The best thing about my profession is that I never have to worry about forgetting someone's name. We are all Coach.
"I read your blog every day in second period. It's cool, man. I like it."
I couldn't believe it. What the hell is a football coach doing reading blogs? Humor me and forget about the fact that I am a football coach for a minute. But, aren't these guys supposed to be only interested in looking at ESPN.com or the latest blog site dedicated to high school football?
I thanked him for the compliment and we talked about it for a few more minutes before we headed home. It really is surreal for me to think that I am now being read by people who I will encounter on a daily basis.
Makes me wonder if I will worry about what I write about now. I don't think so, though.
In fact, to you readers that know me in the real world: You might want to be afraid of how you treat me in the future. I just might reveal information about you on here.
And, to my surprise, people actually read this shit.