Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Why we blog





I don't know about anyone else but the reasons I blog are many, I have much to say, it makes me feel like I'm getting closer to living my dream, and sometimes, I just have to get rid of the things in my head.

Sometimes when we write, especially on our blogs, we consider the audience. I know there are things I don't say because I know my Mom reads this! And then there are the people you don't want to hurt. Occasionally someone reads your blog and finds that you have written about them, maybe not in a favorable light, but you didn't know they read your blog. That happened to me recently. The blog I posted about my ex boyfriend getting married, somehow he found it and read it, then sent me an email. Twat waffle.

I told a friend who recently started her own blog about it, and I think now she is afraid to write, afraid someone who will not be gentle with her heart will read it. Another blog I follow posted something from her past, just short little sentences about things she did when she was younger, nothing the rest of us haven't done, but she got so many negative comments that she took it down.

I say fuck 'em! I'm tired of filtering what I say to please people. I don't care if you don't like it, don't read it. It's time to get back to the reason I started this blog, to be honest, to say what I mean, and if people don't like it, oh well, this is who I am, warts and all.

5 comments:

  1. My niece had a short period of blog shyness. She expressed an opinion, thrown out into the world, and someone (gasp!) responded in a less than friendly fashion. Even now she limits access to her blog. Not everyone can do this.

    If you don't get flames now and then you are not really blogging. On the other hand, too much heat may mean you have become a jerk with a long reach.

    Somewhere in the middle seems nice...

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  2. I have been afraid to blog because the emotions that started flowing were so strong I was spinning downward. I was a little afraid after that happened with your blog but I agree darlin fuck 'em. This is me and this is what I have to say! Thanks Friend!

    PIC

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  3. I know Im the Mom of the bubblebath queen, but Im gonna say something to the guy out there who couldn't take the heat...guess what! you were the fool who gave up the best thing you could ever have!!! When she becomes a writer and makes big bucks you will be the one saying on no why did I throw her away!!! YOU FOOL !!She has a right to say what she wants to in her blog...if you don't like it...like she said...DON'T READ IT...
    Love You
    Mom

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  4. Do you know, I don't really write that much for other people. I think I do it for me! There a piece I do every Wednesday called "Hump Day With Harry" and it's written by my dog. Compared to the 20 to 30 comments I get on other stuff, I usually get 6 or 8 comments on this one. Should I quit doing it? Probably, except for one thing. I enjoy it too much. I don't care if other people think it's stupid. If you don't like it don't read it! Also, it is your blog! If someone makes a comment that you don't like, delete it. I had a guy one time who left a really foul mouthed comment on my post called "Talking Dirty" (which was stupid but didn't include dirty words except "Shamunga" which my kids and I substituted for "poop" when the were young. I deleted it and then emailed the guy to tell him why. He apologized. Still, don't let the remarks of others inhibit what you write. You are a damned good writer and I want the uncensored version, Carol Honey!

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  5. I'll keep writing, I don't care what people think. And Momma, calm down, he's not worth it, I know I deserve better!

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