05 June 2008

To Blog or Not to Blog

When I started this blog, I was excited about the opportunity to write for something other than work, to share my random thoughts and to get comments. (I love comments!)

But lately, I've sometimes wished that I had a 'private' blog. One no one knew about so that I could 'vent' without being found out. Journals don't have the same therapeutic power that they once had or else I'd just do that when my ideas aren't 'blog-friendly'. (Although I might have to go back to that.)

Does anyone else have this problem? If so, how to you handle it?

P.S. To clarify the title of this post, whether or not to continue this blog is not the question (sorry, folks, I'll be blogging until the sun don't shine). The question is how/if/when I should censor my posts. For example, I really want to blog about a situation that recently happened with a family member because I am really interested in other people's thoughts on the topic, but what if that family member reads the post (or hears about the post from another family member)? Is that breaking some sort of 'code'. Like 'don't air your dirty laundry'?

6 comments:

TLC said...

i often want to vent about family things too...but can't because they read my blog.

i have yet to come up with a good solution. i suppose a journal might be the right answer...although i have thought about a private blog...

wrestling kitties said...

do they have a private blog?

currently my sister and I are planning some secret things for something special that is coming up for a family member! There is so much I want to talk about with it and ideas I want to ask bloggers, but I can't b/c said people read my blog :(

oh and venting too! I have a couple issues at the moment I want to vent about but the person reads the blog every once in a blue moon so I don't want to take that chance! UGH!

Anonymous said...

AIR IT BABY! IF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT, DON'T READ IT...
LOVE YA
T-

B said...

I guess you will have to get one of those locking diaries and keep it in your underwear drawer

Kelly Neal said...

Why not start an email support group of your regular blog readers. Keep it small and then you can vent to each other without having to worry about family reading it.

Iris Took said...

I agree. I often wanted to write things about work at my last job but knew it would come back to bite me in the arse. I feel you.