I was e-mailing with Crystal and Susan about blogs. And it came up how blogging can sometimes present a false picture of you and your situation. Basically, we post about the safe things. We brag. We give updates. We post about day to day happenings. Sometimes we touch on 'its been a hard day' or 'current battles'. When we are vulnerable, we invariably feel whiney, ungrateful, or negative, and we regret posting what we did. So we go back to the staple things . . . the things we know are ok to post . . . the things we know we wont regret saying to the whole world.
Now, there's got to be some blog ettiquette, right? I mean, who wants to check my blog and feel barfed on? And I've got to show some discretion too and think that not everyone on the internet has earned a right to read my feelings.
What do you think about this? Do you have any thoughts? How do you discern what is bloggable and what is not? Do you ever regret what you post? Do you ever find yourself reading the blogs of others, thinking their lives are sunshine and yours is a downpour of rain?
On a tangent and side-note, there is a whole world of non-bloggers who do all their daily catch up on facebook. And since my man has a facebook page, i got one too. (Anyone else have one?) And now I'm playing Scrabble on facebook with a few friends. I am REALLY enjoying it. Superfun to tap in every day to facebook, spell a word & score some points and then leave. :)