In this blogging world thing I wonder if people aren’t sharing too much.
“Blog” is short for “web log”. It started as a type of online journal. By nature, a journal shares your internal thoughts and ideas and personal information about yourself. Blogging is so popular because people can be raw and honest and other people can read what you wrote and identify with you because they are relieved they aren’t the only ones with those thoughts or are going through the same situation. They can RELATE to you.
Blogging is all the youth today know. Blogs, Facebook (a micro blog by the way) and sharing personal information online (sometimes too much) were a normal thing growing up. They weren’t for me though. Although I feel this new openness and relentless pursuit to be yourself is amazing and I have no regrets about jumping on that bandwagon, I do wonder sometimes how much is too much. Do we not live in an era where no one has secrets and no one is surprised anymore?
I love blogging. In fact, I often think about starting another one. I enjoy this blog a lot and really like that I can share my thoughts and ideas and give my future family across the country a window into who I am and how I think. I like that I can throw out my ideas and that friends and family can give me feedback right here on my blog on their own time schedule. I like sharing my wedding adventures in hopes that one stranger might stumble upon it and find something useful or inspiring.
Part of the excitement of planning my wedding though is being creative and coming up with something unique that delights and inspires my guests. To me that’s better done when there is an element of surprise. Hence the dilemma.
I wonder about sharing things here sometimes because I feel like it takes all of the surprise out of it. Those of you who know me well know that I don’t have many secrets and I am pretty open about myself and my thoughts. It is hard for me NOT to share everything I am thinking.
On the other hand I feel like it doesn’t necessarily ruin all the surprise. Just because I talk about it here doesn’t mean it is going to show up on my wedding on the actual day. You’ll have an idea about the theme and the possibilities but you won’t REALLY know until you see it. Besides, in the end I could change my mind last minute and throw a curveball.
What do you think?