I officially started blogging in January of this year and thus far its been an enriching experience. But I notice something about me that I have been doing with this new blogging experience. I feel I have created another identity and separate my other life from this life. An now I guess I am just analyzing it finally from an outside vantage point. I wonder why do I feel the need to do such a thing?
I even have a name I use – Quirkyqirl. I like the name and the uniqueness of the spelling and the name it self. I have always been told I am different with my personality and unorthodox ways. I have grown to love my quirky ways they are what set me apart from everyone else. So I thought why not have something like a pen name that I can use across the board. But is that a way for me to hide from the online blogging society?
I have separate social media accounts one broadcasting my personal typical 30-year-old single woman lifestyle but then I have the social media accounts for my blog persona. I have always loved writing but never had the support system until I got to the point and realized I am my own support system. Could it be I separate the two because I feel people close to me will feel like me having a blog is juvenile and wouldn’t see the overall beautiful freedom that comes with having one? I feel like with a blog its like having a public journal and you write your heart desires. Your heart desires are than read by others that can relate to you or maybe help someone going thru the same or similar experiences.
It’s so many perspectives to blogging, some may blog for monetary reason while others do it for the pleasure. With blogging there is no requirements like race, height, sex etc. its open for everyone. But maybe I shy away from showing the real me with pictures from my modeling portfolio, or a drunken night on the town with crazy friends/associates. Maybe its a fear of my blog being judged by a harmless image that I took for the fun of it all. I notice I always shy from posting a personal selfie or me on a spontaneous outing, I always mainly post pictures of objects or surroundings.
Can you be to overtly sexy for blogging? I shy away from posting graphic images like me in bathing suit pics or club attire , the list can go on. Am i becoming one of those church images you see of the women clutching their pearls while looking at something appalling? I might have the assumption that my blog wouldn’t be taken seriously if I am found to attractive or don’t fit in the typical pretty girl club. Can you be every woman or man with blogging and still be successful?
Self evaluation is key to life and with anything we do in life its important that we grasp the concept of why we actually do what we do. What I am for a fact learning there is no right or wrong way with blogging. Blogging for me is a canvas that am broadcasting my art for the world to see and perhaps judge. My blog may reveal the authentic version of me that I had no idea even really existed. I only have seen one verbal altercation in the blogging world but my experience has been positive and maybe that’s what my other life needs at the moment.
Some extra positive vibes sprinkled in our worlds doesn’t hurt anything in fact it makes us better. Perhaps the two lives will combine and create a life that I have only dreamt about or seen in the movies. How do you relate to me and this particular blog? Are you new to the blogging world or are you a season vet that can offer me some reflective words from your experience ?