I started blogging just over a year ago. It was a private affair that later turned into an ‘invite only’. I wasn’t keen on everyone reading my thoughts. After a couple of months and some urging from friends and family, I went fully public. I must confess, it wasn’t an easy thing for me. I am usually a very private person when it comes to my thoughts. I am more a listener than a talker. (Ok, maybe I feared the criticism too).
Going public was great for stats. (I shared my blogs on Facebook, Twitter and other sites). I watched as my followers and daily views increased. it was fun! Then I realized something. My writing had changed. I was now second guessing each blog and its contents. What would this person say when she reads this? Oh, I can’t write this. I have a friend with this issue and they will think I’m writing about them. Would my friends like this one? They are going to see me differently after reading this one. It was as though I had lost the cloak of anonymity. And so I started another blog.
With this blog, I regained my anonymous status. It is public but I do not advertise it to my friends or family. If they happen to find it on WP, they would not be able to make the connection. A month ago, I had to show my wife a few of the blogs as I thought they were well written pieces. She was unhappy that I had not bothered to tell her that I had a new blog. I explained that I wanted a blog that I could feel free to write however and whatever I want. I mean seriously, do I want my mom to read blogs about me trying not to have an erection on massage tables? Of course not! My mom and I don’t have that kind of relationship.
I have more fun writing funnysideupandscrambled than any of my other blogs. It’s like a Jekyll and Hyde personality. With this blog, you, yes you, are very lucky. You get to see a side of me that has never before been revealed. You see the side of me that only a bff would see.
And plain and simple, that’s why I have another blog. Now go and explore it and come back often.
- Massage Table Confessions (funnysideupandscrambled.wordpress.com)
- Out of the Curtains of Anonymity (heyithinkthisway.wordpress.com)
- A (nearly) public life (momentsofexhilaration.com)