In case you’re wondering why it’s been several days since I’ve made an entry, it’s because I have a few posts in process but they’re all so passive aggressive and negative in tone that they’re whiny, bitchy, mean spirited, and beyond venting that I hesitate to share. They don’t feel like “me” and certainly not the “me” that I want to share with the world. As they stand right now I have to tone them down after giving myself a virtual atomic wedgie.
That brings me, I guess, to whether or not I should share them “as is.” I think that what I wrote is true, but one post is very controversial and one has very hurt feelings. Both involve sticky situations and strong language. Both could use some toning down and a visit from the Nice Police, but as they’re currently written, they’re still truthful. If I tone them down they’ll still be truthful they just won’t be as seemingly antagonistic. But if I do that… is that removing the truth of the emotions? Will that remove some of what may make them discussable?
How truthful are you in your own blog? Do you ever hold back? How many drafts do you have waiting to be posted, if only you had a little more courage to press “publish?”