From Mama Kat:
3.) Write about what blogging means to you. Why do you blog? What purpose does it serve you and how have you benefited from sharing a piece of yourself online this way?
Most - almost all - the people I know in real life don't know I blog.
Most of the time, I like it that way. I've got an opportunity to really use this space to be honest - not mean, just be myself. That's not something I'm comfortable with. Not that I'm leading a double life, or am hiding something [like an extra arm growing out of my back or the fact that I'm in the Witness Protection Program], but I'm not a person who shares easily. I tend to keep people at a distance. It takes a lot for me to tell someone I know what I'm really thinking or worrying about.
This? This is much easier. There's an inherent distance here. I can say what I need to say and not have to worry about seeing you at work or school pick up or that you'll have said something to someone else. I mean, you may, ["DUDE. You would NOT believe what Suniverse did at the salon the other day. NO! REALLY!"], but it's not going to affect my day to day world.
That's not to say that this space isn't important. It really, really is. And sometimes [lately, a lot of the time] it's more entertaining in the give and take I get with my commentors than the give and take I get in real life [oh, people who interview me for jobs, thanks so much for being there].
It's also important because it keeps me writing. A lot. And writing honestly, which is something I admire in the people I read. And something I'm growing to admire in myself.
So that's why I write. How about you?
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