As ironic as this sounds, sometimes blogging affords me more freedom than talking or dealing with something in everyday life. I figure that "I'm safe" considering this community is like myself in many ways and use blogging as a brief escape from daily life, and thus, are supportive. That and most people I know actually don't know I have a blog and the few who do don't really ever read it anyways. 'Cause why read my blog when I am already right there jabbering in-your-face?
However, I also am not naive and know that all it would take is a few quick clicks of the mouse for someone to "find" me on the Internet. And that someone could be anyone - a loved one, a co-worker, a distant relative or acquaintance, some random creepy person. And they could react to it in any number of unexpected ways.
So, as "open" as I do feel like I can be on the Internet, I am also cautious well, as cautious as you can be when you're full-facing it on the Internet too. Though I'm not really talking about being cautious for security's sake (because we're all modern realistic people here and already know we shouldn't be spewing home addresses or naming the companies we work for at the same time we're lambasting them for all the see. We all already know this, right).
But I'm talking about cautious in how much of us we share.
I obviously strive to keep things light here in personal style blogdom, so aside from my peerlessly assembled ensembles [snort], you lucky ladies also get to deal with the randomness that comes spewing out of my brain. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's lame, sometimes it's just plain weird. But hopefully you go away with a sense of who I am.
However I choose to keep my blog life and real life separate, so other than in generalities, I don't talk about my loved ones, my job, the things I do in my daily life. I figure that is the easiest no harm-no foul move for me. Plus that way, my blog world stays light and fun - a nice place to escape to.
How do you determine how much of yourself to share over the Internet? How did you decide what's harmless shareable fun vs for-private-consumption-only?
Sweater: J.Crew factory charley (worn here - sim, sim, brighter)
Shorts: F21 belted zig zag (worn here - sim, sim, red, pricey)
Necklace: J.Crew bubble via Ebay (worn here - real deal, sim, options via Ebay, Etsy)
Bracelets: J.Crew & ON (sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini yancy (worn here - sim, sim, strappier, luxe)
Bag: Brahmin sadie (worn here - sim, sim, studded)