To blog or not to blog …

I hurt someone with my last post.

I really didn’t mean to – I straddle that line of honesty and discretion every time my fingers hit the keyboard.

I came across as ungrateful.

That was not my intention either.

The day was amazing – I was sharing the whole of it though, without going into details.

But I’ve done damage.

My blog is up for renewal next month – I’m debating whether or not to keep it. Why? Because I have the awful condition of not being able to shut up.

And I’m too forthcoming for my own good sometimes – and clearly, too forthcoming for others good too.

I don’t want to post watered down, milquetoast writings.

I’ve always wanted and needed to be free in my writing.

And when I write – it’s mostly about what is going on in my life in that moment.

I could sit and do a journalistic piece keeping me, my life, friends and family out of it – but it wouldn’t be authentic.

I’m proud of the interviews I’ve done.

I love my photography category. There’s some good stuff in there.

But what I’ve always needed to do is just … write.   And it comes from somewhere inside that I try not to filter too much.

So what to do?

I’m not sure.

But I know I feel awful – and remorseful.

And I never wanted those feelings to come from my writing.

truth writing

About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on August 5, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. My friend, it would be truly sad if you stopped sharing your life in your blog !! I am sure whomever you hurt will forgive you as that was never your intention !! Your to kind and good to ever intentionally hurt someone !! Please think about continuing because you are talented and should not have to filter your writing!!

  2. I agree with Sharon. This person knows you and will forgive and understand that you meant no harm.

    Your concerns seem to be common among writers. I was reminded of Stephen King’s advice: “If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered.” Of course, writing truthfully is the best way to write. He went on to explain that he used to be ashamed of his writing and that people accused him of being bigoted and homophobic, and so forth. He eventually decided to stop worrying about it. I’m sure he never intends to hurt or offend any readers. That’s probably the best any writer can do.

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