Posted by: dutchimport | May 4, 2007

Blogging

Over the last couple of days I’ve been seriously considering stop blogging, at least for a while. I have noticed that my postings have changed significantly over the last year or so. I used to write about my personal ordeals and emotions, but lately I feel blocked to write specific things I’m going through. I feel that I can’t write some things because of the people reading my blog, and I’m to scared I might offend or hurt some people I love. For some reason I feel more vulnerable, and holding back to share my feeling.
Instead I’ve been writing more about politics, and media stuff, and I’m getting a little bored with it. I started this blog more as a journal, writing things down for myself, and honestly, this blog does not get read by many people anyway. Now I do write things down to give my friends in other parts of the world an update about what’s going on in my life. But it’s really most general stuff now. There’s a lot going on with job stuff, but I can write about, because I’m afraid some one might find this blog and confront me at work.
So, yeah, I censor myself, and I don’t like it.

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  1. When I first started blogging – I didn’t know any of my readers and looking back, I put almost no thought into how my posts would be interpreted. I totally shot from the hip and no subject was off limits. Anonimity gives one a wonderful amount of freedom to express thoughts and be painfully candid about feelings, thoughts and opinions without self filtering. Over time, I grew to know some of my readers and even develop friendships with a few. Although I would like to think I can still be as free and candid as I once was —I know that just isn’t the case. Many times I have been tempted to start a new blog and do things differently, namely, remain nameless and just write. However, I’ve come to the conclusion that my closest friends and those who know me well — undersatand not only the benign intent behind anything I write, but also apreciate the simple human need to just say what’s on my mind and know that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

    I hope you can come to some peace with this and find a workable compromise that will allow you to continue blogging. But ultimately —do whatever will make you happy.


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