I just read 10 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online and think there is some real meat to it worth reading. I particularly liked numbers 3, 6 and 9:

3. When you take the idea of online presence literally, you can experience your online disembodiment as a journey into your mind rather than out of your body.
6. When you focus on creating real meaning with your time online, your online footprint makes a deeper impression.
9. When you embrace online conversations as real, you imbue them with the power to change how you and others think and feel.

Head on over and give the article a read (particularly if you are someone who gives me a hard time about my “online life”)!