… with my blog! (I had a super awesome post written, but being the awesome person that I am I deleted it instead of hitting publish.)
When I first started writing I didn’t want anyone “real” to see my blog. Partly because I was ashamed of the topics I was writing about. A little because I didn’t have confidence in my own writing/blogging abilities. And a lot because I didn’t want to fall victim of ridicule.
I guess I should have thought about those things before I decided to write a blog.
I was quite comfortable in my blogging community. Everything I wrote was out there for the whole world to see. (The inter-web is a powerful thing.) I had made a mix of real life friends and virtual friends (whom I’d still love to meet in real life). It was then that my worst fear about blogging had come true. I immediately moved from blogger to WordPress, blocked everyone on twitter, and made everything private. I closed myself off.
I am still baffled by the evil in this world, but the good must out weight the bad! It was that realization that leads me here today. People will always talk. People won’t always like me, or my writing. People are entitled to their opinions. Some people are just mean. It comes with the territory when you put yourself out on the internet. I don’t want to hide anymore.
With the remodel and name change of blog, I decided it was time to come out of hiding. Once again my blog and tweets are public. I’ve started to share the my blog with some of my hometown friends. It’s a leap of faith, but I know I am making the right choice.
I welcome the opportunity to write with freedom instead of the chains of fear.
Do you share your blog with others?
Do you have a fear about writing for all the inter-web to see?
Next up! What my future blogs will look like!