We are almost all guilty of it, it happens to most of us. We are excited about something, we share it. We are annoyed about something, we share it. Social media had become a huge part of our lives we rarely even think about it as being more than a platform of our emotions.
But what if people don’t want to hear it, what if people are truly upset about it, is it still ok to share it.
I don’t watch soaps because they take threads of real life and weave a drama…I feel life is too short to get hooked on such nonsense.
But lately I feel this is also true of the blogging world. It is all very well to be honest, and I hope most blogs are. It is all very well to be a reflection on real life and I hope that most blogs are.
But discussing the minute of relationships, of family matters, of personal matters…does this cross the line of soap opera and real life…well I think it does.
I think people need to reflect on the difference between sharing and over-sharing. I’m not convinced that exposing every grim detail of your life benefits either you or your readers.
Maybe I’m wrong, maybe people want the nitty gritty of everyday struggles, but even if they do, does that really help you
I don’t want to blog ‘the better version of me’ but neither do I want to read ‘the worst version of you’.
Maybe I’ve my head in the sand, but I’m happy that way…if you’re not, well that’s ok too.
Maybe I need to toughen up, but you know what…I don’t want to.
I blog my real life but not every aspect..is this disingenuous…I don’t think so, what do you think?