|This is me. I don't actually play the banjo.|
Not that I'd know anything about any of that as a published author and artist.
No, but seriously. Sometimes it is very difficult to write for this blank page, with this invisible wall between author and audience. There is this sense that the internet has brought that wall down, but if anyone has paid attention to comment threads on most sites, it would seem that much of the world didn't get the memo, and it much more content to lob middle-school level insults at one another or remain silent, perhaps in some contexts clicking "like" on occasion. It isn't as if this is new, as authors of the printed word often have - and sometimes even want - a division between their world and the world of their audience.