Does blogging make me an exhibitionist?

Tonight Big Monkey and I got to go on the elusive "date night" since LM is spending the week with his grandparents. We went to see Julie & Julia and it was, of course, charming and adorable.

It touched, although not as thoroughly as I'd have liked to see, on the life of a blogger, and her relationship with her blog and her readers. As a blogger, I often ask myself if I am sharing too much. How often have you, as a blogger, written down what you are truly feeling, only to hit the backspace because you know you are sharing too much? You think twice, not because you don't feel the need to "get it all out", but because you fear what people will think about you once they learn what you really have to say. How many times have you asked, would this be better, for me and the reader, if I was just completely anonymous?

And that leads to the question, why do I blog? Why do I feel the need to share my life and opinions with everyone who knows me and many who don't? Am I just a self-absorbed exhibitionist who is screaming to the world "its all about me!"? Or, do I just think I have something to say that others might find interesting as well? Who knows...

I'm actually not sure what the answer is. I'm sure many of you have an opinion. But, some of these questions led me to take a little break from blogging, but I have missed it and I'm back.

Little Monkey starts Preschool in two weeks and I have lots to catch you up on from the last month so I'll be posting regularly again (I hope)...


Amy said...

I have had these exact same thoughts on many occasions!

In real life I'm a complete introvert, so maybe my blog is my way of letting out my inner extrovert. (Wow, I bet Freud could have a hay day with that doosey of a sentence!)

Later Gator said...

I'm having a hard time with blogging too. I've changed the things I write about now, but I'm not sure where to go with it anymore.

Pushhyarag said...


I'm trying to reconnect with all blogs who were/are on my follow list to check out what is the latest with them. I'm happy to see you continuing to blog.

Well, the answer to the question how much you should or should not share is a matter of personal idea. If I were you I wouldn't share very personal things and rather talk general issues in the family in passing.

Check out my blog to see what's the latest.

Hope you'll make a decision that keeps you happy & free from dilemma.