So I should be eating but food is blah…so I think I will answer the question why I blog and blog so personally.
I read this quote today and it totally rang true. “I think it is part of the ancient wisdom that releasing your thoughts makes you feel lighter and at peace with yourself. It is therapy. Privacy is overrated anyway (more on this idea soon). We are social animals and we like to understand our world. I am not sure where we’ve got this thing with protecting our privacy in the first place. It doesn’t make sense unless you have something to hide. And hiding something is like holding a weight on your shoulders.
The feeling of lightness and relief that come with the knowledge that you do not have to hide anything is amazing. So much energy saved for better, constructive purposes!”
That my friends is why I blog. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I almost never mention other people in my blog, except a passing glance or a positive profile on a birthday. It is all about ME. It is the one place where I can say what I want, when I want, because it is mine. It is a creation of mine and nobody else. There is power in that. For once the thrill of authorship is available to everyone who can type. Its great! And as wonderful as being a team player is, sometimes it is equally empowering to just be you alone, and have your voice heard. (not only that but I’ve learned to craft, defend and fine tune my voice. I’ve learned a ton from my blog).
My blog makes me feel like Oprah every time I write. Like I have a forum and the 100-200 daily hits are my audience. Just as Oprah had shows on movies, religion, music and other topics, my blog jumps around from here to there. And honestly who doesn’t want to be Oprah?
I just want to make a difference and be understood by the world. I think my blog let’s me do that. Thanks for reading friends and making comments (and please make more!).
It’s like Emerson says, “A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.” I hope I do that for someone and I certainly get that from myself and others in the blogosphere. There are startling minds all over the place!
The two cousins who are closest to me in age have already passed on, so I know life is too short to hide what you are and believe. Be bold with the world!
The great thing is the post where I have been the most brave about my weight or anxiety are the one’s that get the most hits and positive feedback. It is amazing. I had nearly 400 hits in 2 days on my anxiety piece because it was honest and people need to hear that they are not alone in the world. I need to hear that. I need to feel it from writing. Its like Emerson says ‘“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself”. Its really true. Blogging myself is what brings me peace.
Without my blog I’d just be a little girl who lives alone in Utah. With it, I can touch the world. Be brave. Make your voice heard. We need your perspective. I need your perspective.
Anyway, that’s my explanation of why I blog, and why I am as personal as I am on my blog. Its the only way I know how to live.
Emerson- ““To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Amen to that!
Ok. Now I better find something to eat…blah.
7 thoughts on “Privacy is Overrated”
thanks for this post 🙂 it’s good to blog about ourselves 🙂 this post made me feel a little less selfish for it.
Thanks and congrats on the success of your blog. 5,000 hits is great! I like this quote- “Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
Ok. So maybe I’m not calm, but we all have to share our lives with someone. What’s wrong with sharing it with the world? To me, that’s great!
Please keep checking in. 🙂
This is another good one “Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
love your honesty! keep it coming!
Thanks. Love you!