In my previous post, Meditation, Happiness and Mind Control, Virginia from Sumptuosity asked me to share some information about myself. It got me thinking. What kind of information am I willing to share?I discovered that I'm not willing to share much online in terms of personal details, but I am willing and in fact am sharing quite a bit. My thoughts. Which is more than I share with most of my non-bloggy friends, save a couple of my very best, of course.
It's not that I'm two different people, it's just that I see it as two different forms of expression. But I'm always me.
This whole thing led to another thought that Carter planted in my head when he asked Why am I blogging?
I've realized that it's not that easy to answer.
The reasons why I started blogging are very different from the reasons I'm blogging now. And even now I'm not one-hundred percent sure.
I think that one of the main reasons I blog is the immediate feedback re my writing. Not just the writing itself, but the subjects I choose, the way I discuss them and the angle I take. I make mental notes about what I see (maybe I should make actual notes). Some things I take to heart and change according to what I find works better, that is if it works for me too - like subject matter, but some things I don't - like the pictures I choose.
I see that many of you put your full names on your blog and regard your blog as self promotion (in addition to other things I'm sure). I also see some who use aliases, but then feel more comfortable discussing some personal details. Do you give it any thought? Did you decide on boundaries you wouldn't cross?
Karen, the Fantasy Scribe had another take on the matter.
Other questions Carter asked in his post:
- Do you post your first draft or edit?
I edit. Not very successfully I might add. And only if not inebriated, I should say.
- Why? - asked and answered above.
- How much time do you spend thinking about and preparing a post before it goes online?
I'll give you one of my favourite answers - that depends. It depends on the topic and on the time I have.
- Anything else you'd like to add? - asked and answered above.
Categories: writing, blogging