Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Privacy and Blogging . . .

I had a post ready to go this morning, regarding a very personal topic. I had been inspired to write about it because of something I read, and motivated by the thought that my story might help someone else going through something similar.

But, overnight, I thought long and hard about whether or not to publish it. I know I write a blog, and everything I put out into the ether lives on, in its own, limited way. It raises the question of what is private for public bloggers, and where the line should be drawn between what gets shared, and what doesn't. I think its a question a lot of bloggers face, and maybe it comes down to bravery: what are you strong enough to share?

I don't think I'm brave enough to share this. I'm pretty sure I'd have a hard time dealing with it if I got any ridicule or scorn for this issue. Until I can say, "it doesn't matter what other people think, I'm putting it out there anyway", I just can't.

Thanks for hanging in there with me, dear readers.


anastasiastarz said...

I pretty much only share things that I wouldn't mind going around at work.

S.L. Gabriel said...

I understand perfectly. Sometimes I feel that my blog isn't personal enough, but then at other times I am supremely happy that I haven't shared everything with the world.