Amongst keeping my life private, I also like to keep this space real. I don't want to create a fantasy life on the internet, where everything is always perfect or the hiccups are only minor. But at the same time, how do you keep it real whilst keeping it private?
Can you have an interesting blog whilst keeping most of your life private?
A lot of the most popular blogs that I know of are quite personalised. They tell you what they do, where they go and post photos of themselves and their family regularly. You know where they live, what their tastes are and what month (or day) their birthday is.
I do enjoy reading blogs like this, and whilst I want mine to remain interesting, I'm also very conscious of not sharing too much of my life here, for everyone and anyone to read, and that can sometimes be quite hindering.
Sometimes I wonder what drives me to blog, taking into consideration that in "real life" I'm quite reserved about my doings, until I know someone well, and I'm really not that into sharing my life on the internet. I don't use Facebook for social purposes - my profile is completely locked down and any information that wasn't required to fill out isn't; I'm not a huge Twitter fan and Instagram is basically a photographic version of Chantille Fleur. What drives you to blog, do you think? And do you ever have moments when you feel you ought to delete it or post about less of your life?
How do you maintain the balance? How do you keep your blog real?
I'd love to know your thoughts!
PS I hope you have a good weekend! If you are near this large cyclone please stay safe. We're waiting to see which direction it takes to find out what kind of preparations to take. xx