Friday, July 10, 2015

On Not Really Wanting People to Read Your Blog

I haven’t really ever had an issue with people knowing about my blog. About to Read is something that I’ve worked hard on and am really proud of. I know there are plenty of people who would prefer if their friends and family didn’t know about their little corner of the Internet, but it’s not really a feeling I ever really understood. At least not until Trendy Edgy Chic became such a personal space for me.

This site started as an outlet for beauty and fashion only and pretty much just had hauls and unboxing videos. Now it’s more of a lifestyle outlet—a place where I can put anything I want outside of books. Part of the reason for the evolution is that there is a lot of things I like and I don’t want to feel limited about what I can post. The other reason for the evolution is I just wanted a semi-private place to write about my life. My fears. My worries. My health. A private little corner where I can do whatever I want.

I always feel so much better when I write personal posts on this site because it helps me deal with my thoughts and feelings. Writing them out helps me understand what I’m going through and move past it. But it’s kinda private. I like the idea of putting these thoughts up here for other people to see. I like the idea of being able to help someone with what I’ve learned and the idea of being able to seek help from others who have had similar experiences in the past. 

Part of the reason I’m able to do so though is that this feels like a safe place. A place where I can put down whatever I want without broadcasting my thoughts to all those IRL people. It feels private. With posts like “I’m Scared” and “On Being Anxious,” I don’t think this would feel like such a retreat if everyone I knew was constantly staring at it.

Do you have a blog? Is it more of a private sanctuary for you or something you share with everyone? If it is something you like to put aside for just you, do you know why you don’t want to share it with people you know well? Let me know!



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