Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Would I blog any differently?

When I first started blogging I made the decision to not share any links to my blog on any of my personal social media accounts. I wanted to have the option to be able to write freely without worrying if it would impact on anyone I know personally. Also because I've had my Facebook so long I've got many people on their I only spoke to once or twice in the past, and if I were making my account today I probably wouldn't add them, I really need a friend clear out.

Recently I've been thinking, would I actually blog any differently if I did share my links? I don't really write anything strongly opinionated, I share some of my thoughts on things but I'm yet to write any too personal. I mainly write about our day to day lives, and that's the reason I started it. It's not like I'd intended it to be anything else. So no, I probably wouldn't blog any differently if I were to share a link. Yet I still don't want to, and I don't really know why.

It may sound a little odd, but I feel like this is my own personal space, even though it's on the Internet, and I do love that people actually read this, I just kind of like that hardly any of them know me personally. I know it probably doesn't make any sense, I don't really understand it myself. It's like when a friend at school didn't want people he actually knew on Twitter, he said he didn't want them to see his private thoughts he put on there, I thought it was bizarre at the time and couldn't understand it, but now I kinda do.

3 comments:

  1. I completely understand where you are coming from, only recently did I share a post that I had written on my Facebook page. I think, well I know I am scared of the judgment from my friends! One step at a time!

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  2. We made the choice to let people we know, know, but I often wonder would we blog differently if things were more anonymous? so a bit like you but in reverse, and I do believe we curtail certain things we would have said because people know.

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  3. It's an interesting one, isn't it? It's great you can write without feeling constrained due to worrying about what people you know think. I share mine on my personal FB, not all my posts, just some of the more exciting ones, and I've been amazed at some of the people who have commented when I would never would have thought they'd be the type to read my blog. Everyone has been really supportive of it. As Ashley has said above though, sometimes there are certain posts I've not written because I worry they might upset people. I did atually blog in secret for a little while, even though I'm a journalist, I was scared people would laugh at it. You just have to do what makes you feel most comfortable. x

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