To share, or not to share.

For about a week or so I have been going back and forth with the idea of making my blog public to my personal peers. Yes, I know it’s not on a private setting, but I have not shared this blog with anyone other than you randoms that found me while searching through different topics. Therefore, I’m not quite sure how I feel about sharing my thoughts, feelings, annoyances, likes and dislikes with people that know more of me than just my picture on some blog. There are many pros and cons to sharing this and letting it be known that I occasionally blog. I blogged in high school once, and it was actually a really big hit. I had thousands of followers and even got paid for some of my posts! Cha-ching. BUT, it also had some negative aspects too, everyone I went to high school with knew me, like actually knew me. My thoughts, feelings, annoyances, likes and dislikes. It was weird. I walked in to the cafeteria everyday at school and felt has if people were looking through me, and they were. I had made the choice to share my most inner thoughts with people that I barely even knew, yet knew enough for it matter to me. Unlike you guys, these peoples opinions somewhat mattered at the moment just because I had to be surrounded by them day in and day out, in classes, sports, clubs, etc. That being said though, I’m in college now. And being in college is a lot different than being in high school. Instead of being with 1,000 students day in and day out whose names I knew all, I’m with 30,000 students everyday and I could probably tell you the names of a solid 30 of them. Here I don’t have to worry about walking to class and everyone I pass seeing through me and making me feel naked. And for that reason, I debate whether or whether not I should share this. I love the responses from people that know a little more of me so I feel the need to broadcast what I spend a good amount of my time doing ; blogging.

Ideas? Thoughts? Suggestions?

2 thoughts on “To share, or not to share.

  1. I’m currently having the same issue, and redoing the blog at the same time.
    I’ve had a lot of criticism throughout life and I’m not sure if I feel safe – how silly is that – sharing it with people I actually know?

    My advice would be: do you think sharing it would have a negative effect on the way your college experience will go? If no, then share away! If all goes awry you could always just hide the blog again 🙂

    I hope that gives some sort of thought on the issue?



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