Do you ever hold back from saying something on your blog even though it is how you honestly feel, or what you truly think on a subject?
Today I went shopping to spend the awesome gift card money I got over the holidays, and I started thinking about what type of clothes I wanted to buy. I’m not really a fashionable person, and all the clothes just seemed too much “not me” — but then again, I never buy new clothes, so I’m really behind!
With my delay in fashion, I questioned what the clothing on the racks said about whoever wears them. More importantly, I questioned how people would perceive me when they saw me in them. In case you were concerned, I didn’t go with the leopard print visor in the photo above.
The topic of perception by others has been on my mind a lot lately, specifically in the online realm. What can I say on my blog exactly and not receive too much backlash from — because, let’s face it, there are *plenty* of things I keep to myself that I really would rather blog about to the world. Why? I guess it’s because I like to rant; it goes hand-in-hand with my often cynical sense of humor. So, when I have a very strong opinion on something controversial, my blog looks like the perfect soapbox from which to sing my personal thoughts to the people.
It is terribly hard to hold back at times, probably because I feel as though my blog is personal — and what I’d say to my friends in person, I’d like to be able to just say it here as well. Makes sense, right? Why change how I manner myself in the online realm if it isn’t who I really am? Not that I’m too much different than what I already put out. You’re just missing a few of the snarky remarks that *might* make some of you laugh, and make me smile.
Do you ever get tempted to say the things you really want to say on your blog, but don’t because of the way you might then be perceived by others?