This post is more geared toward other bloggers, but anyone can read it who’s interested in blogging content and what gets filtered No censoring here!
I often wonder if there’s anyone I know who secretly reads my blog. I know there’s a lot of people who read my blog who I know if real life – my friends, my family, a few people from high school who’ve said hi from finding the link on facebook or from another website. There’s clients, close family, extended family, close friends, blog friends, acquaintances, and possibly even enemies! As time goes on, more and more people I know have started reading the blog, which is great.
Then there’s the big group of anonymous readers who are merely interested in food and fitness and what I have to say. This group is who I visualize as my audience each time I sit down to write a post.
Graduating with a journalism degree, one could say I’m not a huge fan of censorship. Ergo, if one truly thought about each and every way an expression would affect each person, there would be a lot lotta the “c word” going on. Obviously I have some sort of filter when I publish my posts. The posts are public, of course, and I don’t want to offend too many people or even get in trouble myself. I censor parts of my life I consider too personal for public, some of my opinions that touch on taboo topics, blatantly offend someone I care about, as well as topics or expressions that might negatively impact or trigger a reader. I also make a conscious effort to never write anything that would make someone feel poorly about themselves.
On the flip side, there are some posts that I know will affect some more than others. From “those who are looking for a great workout will love this post” to “Bestest Friend for Life will love this recipe!”
However, one of my main goals on this blog is to be honest and real, and putting too much censorship in my writing would make this awfully hard.
How much thought do you give to the individual people reading your blog when you press publish? Do you think you have a big censor? It’s definitely a balancing act, no? Or maybe better a recipe!
Perfect Balance Post
3 cups of honesty
2 cups personality
2 cups information
1/4 cup censorship
Put all ingredients into several paragraphs and edit until just combined (but not too much!) Hope for the best heh
Thanks, everyone, for listening to my rant yesterday. I feel MUCH better today. And I actually got close to 7 hours of sleep last night. It’s a miracle!!
Off to tackle my Thursday! What’s your Thursday have on tap? I’ve already trained a couple morning clients – and now I’m off to work at the BIC all day, and train one more client! This week has been a doozy!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my DAD!!!! I love you
Have a good one, friends!!