>Getting Personal

>Sometimes I have trouble with setting up boundaries in my life. I think I’ve done a pretty good job with this blog. There are times when I want to blab about every little detail of my personal life on here, but I mostly realize that isn’t a good idea for many reasons. First, for the people who don’t know me. I mean, I guess it doesn’t really matter if some stranger knows the knitty-gritty if I’m never going to meet them, but it creeps me out to know that some NN (as they say in Spanish) would know everything about me. Secondly, for the people close to me that read this blog, because I could be writing about them. I try to maintain confidentiality as much as possible, but obviously if the person knows the situation they’re going to know I’m talking about them, and then there might be hurt feelings and there’s nothing I hate more than hurt feelings, be it my own or someone else’s.

How do you all manage what to write and what not to write on your blog? Do you bare all? I think of bloggers like Dooce and can’t imagine writing everything that she does. But she’s probably the most successful blogger out there and maybe that’s why she’s had so much success, because she just tells everything. On the other hand, she does have a lot of enemies and I’m sure her family gets angry about what she writes. I wonder what her kids will think when they get older.

Anyway, I guess I’m trying to find a balance. It’s hard because sometimes I just want to blog about something but I can’t. Maybe I should start keeping a personal journal. What a concept!


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