First off, thanks for the compliment on my contributions to the site. Secondly, you've reminded me of the days when I started writing, and especially when I'd write something that was especially blunt or controversial... I'd often wonder exactly what my folks would think when they read it. Dad would usually tell me what he thought, and we were more often than not on the same page (Dad still calls from time to time based purely on something I've posted to Facebook, and that always leads to an interesting discussion).
The times when I was the most amused/annoyed were family get-togethers when I was writing a column for my hometown newspaper and would be home for the weekends at some family function. My grandmother and one aunt, in particular, were good about keeping me humble. "You're a little long-winded," one of them offered once; not to be outdone, the other added, "And don't you think you're being a little repetitive?"
They were probably right, upon reflection. Glad to meet you, btw, and good to talk with you. Have a great weekend.