Friday, October 30, 2009

Private Thoughts

I overheard some co-workers talking about someone's blog and some information that neither of them would have posted for public viewing. They could have been referring to anything from a baby photo to some highly personal romance issues - I have no idea.
One of them said, "Does she not understand the difference between private thoughts and public thoughts?" They went on to talk about how some things you should keep to yourself.
I then sat back and analyzed what I blog about. Do I feel any of it is too personal? Perhaps others would, but I don't really think so. I don't think too many random people are just running across my blog thinking, "Oh my goodness! I have just run into the juiciest information about this total stranger! OMG - it is like a fountain of gossip and juiciness!" I think those who are reading my blog are the folks I would like feedback from if I share something personal... the ones I want to know what is going on ...the ones who care about the often pathetic sentiments of my deranged mind.
This whole eavesdrop just made me wonder - am I sharing too much information? Then again, I don't really care - there is probably a lot more I'd share if I knew no one reading the blog would know exactly to whom or what I was referring:-)

1 comment:

Jon said...

I think the rule when posting anything on the internet is: if you don't want people to find out about it, don't post it. Wonder what kind of private information those people were talking about. From the sound of it, by their standard, I've probably posted worse things than you--I advertise performances, with exact times and locations you can find me at. Oh no! What if someone reads those posts and decides to actually come see me?