I live relatively far from the majority of my closest friends, which makes me sad sometimes. I do see them all as much as possible, but when someone lives 90mins drive away it's a little more tricky to arrange to visit than just popping round for a coffee and a chat after work.
I've been distracting myself from these thoughts a little bit. I've got plenty to fill my time with after all with the allotment, the gym, and there's always someone to chat to on twitter or a blog post to read to distract myself. I sort of feel as though all of these things are separate and that I juggle all of them. Very few of my real-life friends know me on twitter, and not many of them read / know about my blog and I've always tried to keep them separate. I'm not sure why. The other night I was pretty freaked out by the thought of a friend finding my twitter ID and therefore my blog. Like really upset by the thought. But when Sarah asked me what I was scared of, I couldn't think of a decent answer. Are my friends likely to disown me because I write a blog? Because I write a blog which they didn't know about? I'd hope not.
But then I read Jennie's post and it got me thinking. What does it matter? My blog is a little part of the many things which make up who I am. I share a lot of things on there, in the same way that lots of people share things on other forms of social media, I'm sure. I shouldn't be embarrassed about it, should I? I'm not one of those people who has little business cards made up with the details of it, but everything I post is out there, on the internet, for the world to see and it's not as though I say anything on here which I wouldn't say elsewhere. I suppose it's just that in my everyday life, people would probably just get bored of how much I have to say about shoes. And clothes. And shoes again.
Do you share everything with everyone? Or are there certain parts of your life you don't talk about? I know there are things I don't mention on my blog because they just aren't relevant to it, and whatever happens I still won't talk about the subjects I feel are off-limits. But I'm not ashamed of my blog, so why hide it? If anything, I should be proud of it - I know it's nothing much in the "blogging world" but I have made some lovely friends through it and had some wonderful experiences which I'd not have imagined before.
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