We started blogging to connect, to vent, to share and to heal.
We keep blogging for the same reasons.
When we began, we didn’t know a soul “out there.” That made it easy to say whatever we felt or thought. Over the past few months we have met and established relationships with several of you. These relationships are built upon the candor of our writing, and therefore there is an honesty present that doesn’t threaten to hurt or offend.
However, there are readers that we don’t know about. Readers that we may know outside of this realm, readers with whom we don’t share this honesty. Once they open us up- the blogger anonymity becomes false.
I have been operating under this false sense of anonymous security for a while now. I have felt liberated by the freedom to express all of my insecurities, dislikes and whatever else may be unattractive, to the masses of unknown and unsuspecting public who happen to click here. (And some days, there are masses. That is always astounding to me.)
So- now I know some of you. There are many who I don’t know read this but that I know elsewhere. I moved from my last address so I could avoid a few people- trusting them to respect my wishes and not try to find me again. I don’t want to have to edit my words. But what do I do now? Do I edit? Do I go private so I don’t have to edit? Do I risk offense and airing dirt to those who can do ill with it? Do I close up shop and move on?
For those of you who read Husband’s blog- he is undergoing this process of decision, but has decided to go private until he decides what his next move will be.
We will be here for as long as it is healthy- which I hope will be forever. What form that takes is up for question.
But for now- I’ll refrain from giving my opinions on masturbation (mixed,) my thoughts about the cute guy who cheered me on during the race (explicit,) and stick to the less risky subjects like the price of organic snack foods (insane,) and my devotion to my fantastically gay husband (undying.)