Saturday, November 15, 2008
How Honest Can You Be?
Having been a failed diarist my entire life, I am not completely confident that I can keep my initial commitment to blog daily.
And that may not be the most optimistic opening post in my blog, but at least it's honest.
I've pondered the question of honesty in blogging. How honest can you be? In a public venue, where anyone can find and read your words, do you dare to speak your mind? Your heart? Reveal the dark corners of mind and soul, no matter what dwells there?
Is a blog a diary? I don't think it is. Diaries are meant for one's own eyes only, at least in the short term, and most probably for the long term. So I suppose the purpose of blogging is to share the less controversial aspects of day-to-day life as a way to keep in touch with friends and family and any strangers who may stumble upon and actually care about anything one has had to say.
I started this blog because so many of my other friends are blogging, many here on Blogger or Blogspot or by whatever name it is currently called. I do enjoy visiting the blogs of people I know. I haven't yet surfed around to read blogs of people I don't know, although I suspect that that could be very interesting.
I guess my personal challenge is whether or not I can truly be open and honest, as a writer, as a woman, here in a blog. Probably not. I would have to create a blog under a pseudonym to really bare all. Hmmm... now there's a thought. If anyone reading this thinks that could make for interesting reading, let me know, and I just might share a link with you. IF I do create a blog under a nom de plume.
This is my first step on the blogging journey here at Blogspot. For previous, sporadic blog posts, you can visit me at www.myspace.com\jeanze, but from now on I will focus my blogging attempts here.
Welcome to my blog! The Journey begins!
Posted by Jeanne/Jeanze at 1:24 PM