23 Aug 2010

# 8 - I Comment Therefore I Am: Bared or Secretive

I Comment Therefore I Am is hosted by Unknown Mami and consists putting together a list of comments you left on different blogs and then publish it as a post on your own blog.

Today I commented on Ms. Understood's blog. I am so into her blog and I can't cure myself from that :). Everytime she writes something it feels like she was reading my mind. Many of us get to the point in which we start to wonder if keeping a blog make any sense.

She wrote:

My blogging is the polar opposite of how I live my life. On here, I give it to you straight, no chaser. No smoke. No mirrors. "In real life," I keep my cards close to my chest. If you don't know, then you'll probably never know and don't need to know. That's me. But here, somehow, I bare it all. Maybe that dissonance has finally come to a head.

Are your words ever trapped in your head? How do you get them out? Do you ever wonder if you should keep on blogging?

I commented:

.... My blog turned out to be completely different from the title or from what I intended to write about. Ideas that I still have in mind but the chance has not come for me to write them.
Yes, the blog is about my journey to motherhood, but along that road things has happened that has made me wonder if I really wanted to share it on the blog. But then I just bared it there because things does not happen only to me and maybe people reading it can see things in different light.

So, all I want to say is: I was trapped until few weeks ago and I questioned if I really needed to blog again but I gave time to time and finally the love and passion I have for my blog came back. Having a blog is still a great outlet for my deep emotions. Feelings that can harm the soul if not let out. Feelings that might encourage other people to move on in life. Having the blog made me feel better when I needed some comfort and I could not get it from people because just like you in "real life" I keep my cards close to my chest.

How do you live your experience with blogging? Do you keep the bright life on this blog or do you bare yourself on your blog?

Please share with me.


  1. Not exactly soul baring for me. Just a quirky place for some laughs and fun. But, I do love watch others bare their soul. Love it!

  2. I just try to be honest. But I think I am pretty honest IRL, too.

  3. Hi, how are you?

    I started my first blog 'Out of Ireland, into India' just because I wanted to write. It turned into this reflective, thoughtful type of blog on my life experiences. So I let it be the way it was and I started 'gaelikaa's diary'which is an out-and-out expat blog. But as I'm growing as a writer, I wanted a blog in which I could blog about my writing dreams. So I stared 'Write Away', which is a blog about my writing life. Thing is, it's turned into a blog full of writing memes, writing workshops, fiction workshops, what have you. You start a blog with an idea in mind, before you know it, it's taken on a life of it's own. Mad, isn't it?

    I did "I Comment Therefore I Am" this week. Please check it out if you get a chance.....


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