Having carried out a project on Mexican and Chicana writers’ online selves and intruded upon that curious public-private space that is social networking, I want to reflect on what it is to be online and where I position myself within its discursive sphere. I want to ask how do we emerge from a medium which allows for multiple selves, all the while there is a desire to create a voice, an identity and a coherent professional self that the very form challenges? For the theorists Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin their imagined typical remediated self “understands herself as a potentially rapid succession of points of view, as a series of immediate experiences derived from these points of view” (2000). Interestingly, this individual is gendered and is highly self-reflective in her understanding of her positioning. This individual is an everywoman, figured as an ideal projection and her story is not complicated by class or location. In this paper I want to reflect on this self, where it (I) should be positioned as a Hispanist, and how the gendered self figures in this interplay between private and professional identities.