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August 02, 2005

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badgerbag

I know... it was weird... and I should just be out and also not be QUITE so obnoxious in what i say about random strangers and the PTA and stuff. eep.

Give me a bit, I'll work up to it.

Keith

Did you honestly believe that a person could remain anonymous and put bits of themselves out there for everyone to see and read? Eventually all secrets are revealed, one way or another, and the longer they continue, the more likely.

Is the cause worthy of rattling the cart a bit? Sounds like it is. Maybe it'll take your immediate circle a bit of adjusting. Rethinking what you write from now on. Maybe going back and doing a bit of historical rewriting (deleting). Some blog software allows the writer to post some entries as secret entries which pop up within the blog but are visible only to those people that the writer chooses. Maybe this would be an option for your blogging future, allowing you to be public, but at the same time, continue to rant and rave when the spirit moves you.

One of the reasons I put my personal name on my own site was so that I might prevent myself from writing things that I wouldn't say to a person, face to face. It hasn't always been easy, and I know there have been times when I pulled punches that should have been thrown. But it's a safeguard, I think. Maybe it's just me, but as a writer, I feel like I should be able to stand behind the things that I say without regrets.

I don't mean to sound preachy. I hope I don't. And I certainly don't know the details surrounding your situation and that of your friends. It's a tough call, that much is obvious.

badgerbag

And don't pull any punches on anything because of my closetedness. How bogus of me is that after all my big talk! Don't worry . I mean, worry that I'll call you up and be all neurotic, as that can happen anytime.

Lisset

Oh Honey! I feel for you. I wrestled with the idea of "revealing the true me" for so long. I just figured that tech-savvy people I know would find me anyway. Like I was some sort of puzzle to be solved by giving out Myst-like clues about me and my life. It's daunting. Like how sometimes I feel I have to cesure myself just incase I say the wrong thing about the wrong person, blah blah blah. You must do what you feel is right, even if it's outside of your comfort zone. Just make sure you're within running distance of your safe haven. I hope that made sense.

'mouse

What Keith said. Seems to me that it's time to take credit for all you write, what with good ideas to promote and publication lurking in the wings and all. If you need a separate "secret" blog to diary with those dear to you, password protect it or make it members only. (Or move spanglemonkey to that format and start anew).

GraceD

Ahhh. The sweet music of forgiveness and redemption.

I'm wondering if I should start making money off my exuberance. Literary agent? PR? Podcasting Diva?

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