Blogging personal 15:57 on Sunday
Every now and then I get this feeling that I should have two blogs: one for close and trusted friends, and the other open for everyone to read. This usually happens when I have important decisions to make and announce. I’m uncomfortable telling the world about my ideas.
Should I share my crazy whims only with my friends, who I’ve known for years but who are not always (well, most of the time) interested in the same things I find interesting?
Or should I share my ideas with You, the people who are interested enough to keep coming back to my site or subscribing to my feed? You know me, but I don’t necessarily know you, and it makes sharing uneasy.
At times of discomfort, people go to the persons they can trust. How can I trust You if I don’t know you? How do I know what you’ll think? Why should I care? I should trust you will let me know in the comments. How is talking to interested people through a blog different from talking to old friends who care about me but not necessarily that much about what I have to say?
Hesitation comes from fear of the unknown. So if I told You something utterly stupid, what could happen? Would I get ridiculed? Would you blame me for my mistake? Would you think I’m mad? Would I erode your trust if I said something and later let down my promises?
You give some you get some. It’s just so hard to learn to give.