Re: Gaining some recognition, good or bad?
It's great that you're going out and being super active. However, you have got to be careful about where and how much you do it. Reputation in a town of even 100,000 can spread like wildfire. Just make sure you are studying outside of the field and picking up new things to try in the field.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X