It's been a funky week for me. It hasn't been a bad week or a strange week or anything like that; I've just had some feelings and thoughts about life and some of the things that I have going on right now. And it made me want to write a blog post.
And then I realized that I really couldn't...
And it brought me to the thought of anonymity and being candid on the blog. If you've read my blog for a period of time, you know that I write a lot about what I'm liking at the moment, outfits, running, wedding planning, online shopping, recipes, and other topics as they come to mind. You know that I don't do a TON of posting about my actual life. Most of the time, it's because my life isn't exciting enough to really keep you interested, so I don't write about my grocery trip where nothing great happened or my day at work that was just like any other. But sometimes, it's because I don't want certain people (no one in particular in most cases) to read about close details or feelings in my life without me knowing that they have read it.
I've never really "publicized" my blog per se, but there's a link on my facebook and I know that some people at work know about it...I just don't know who really reads it on a regular basis. It makes me very conscious of what I choose to write and what I say about work, relationship, friendships, finances, etc.
I'm not suggesting that I'm not honest on my blog, because I'm nothing but. I'm just saying that I sometimes (or a lot of times) leave things out that I wouldn't leave out if I didn't have my face plastered across my blog or at any point a link on my facebook. I would feel comfortable being more open about important life decisions, feelings, my job, and friendships. I don't even really like to be vague about it, because I don't want people to assume stuff.
I'm so very happy with everything going on in my life right now, and I'm sharing so much of that greatness with you. It's just that sometimes when something doesn't necessarily go as right as I would like it to or when something is a bit off, I do wish that I could share it more to get opinions and ideas and hear about your similar experiences. I just want to know who is actually reading what I'm putting out there. Know what I mean?
So, I'd like to know.
How do you decide what you write on your blog if you aren't anonymous?
If you are anonymous, do you literally tell no one about your blog?
And lastly, do you know how I feel? Are there things that you would like to write about that you can't?
I'm planning on writing more about my own life as I move forward; I'm just trying to decide what I want to share and what I don't...