First a brief Rant. TLDR Version: “Keeping it real” on your blogs, how much is too much?
This week I had something happened that really opened up a very deep, very old wound for me. I guess you could say I was “triggered”. I know that is a loaded word these days, but it best describes how I felt. The thing is normally I am pretty private with my emotions and backstory. I put in a lot of time with people who were histrionic and I have no desire to be “that guy.” So I haven’t posted anything about what happened on my blog, because it really isn’t germane to the things I normally post about. But I am wondering how much of a balance do you need in having a blog, especially if what you are going through has no real relevance to your niche topic(s)?
Certainly I want to”keep it real” on my blog and I realize that with literally millions of blogs out there, ultimately what will make the blog successful is me. More specifically, if people like me and what i have to say. I know that it is important that people get a sense of who I am and what i am about. But how much is too much? Admittedly for me my ‘comfort zone’ is less than most as I am normally fairly introverted and emotionally withdrawn compared to the general population. I’m not misanthropic, I do actually like people very much it’s just that I’m cautious.
So here’s my question: Where is the line for you? How much personal information do you share online? and maybe the most important question, How do you find the balance in being a sincere, warm and real person on your blog and not feel like you turned your page in to a Drama-blog? Where is the balance between “real-me” and “Blog-me”? All dialogue would be warmly appreciated