Sometimes it’s hard to censor myself on this site. I know that for obvious reasons I should avoid talking about work… and that I have other reasons why I should avoid talking about certain personal subjects. But it seems sometimes that the only things I ‘can’t’ talk about are the only things that I actually want to talk about.
I started this little project as an outlet. A kind of diary of the 21st century variety. But sometimes I wonder if it was such a good idea. It’s hard to have this blank page in front of me and not be able to talk about the things that are truly bothering/affecting/exciting me right now.
I know that there must be a way to make this work, because so many other have managed to. But right now all I can think is how no one who knows me in real life knows that I have a site… and what would they think if they ever read it? This kind of self-censorship turns something that should be an outlet into kind of a chore. I can’t write a single word or sentence or post without wondering what people think.
Does anyone out there have any advice? How did you determine what subjects were OK to right about and which were off limits? How did you figure out how anonymous you wanted to be (pictures, no pictures, name given, etc)?