Saving drafts, how much to share and a step back

I had started a post today about how proud I am of my little brother but it’s a little raw and made my eyes leak so I clicked “Save Draft”.  I’m really fricken proud of him and think I’m going to aim to be a little more like him in some ways. What ways? Those are mine and mine alone to know for now.

Blogging is weird like that though. Drafts that we write may never see the light of the internet because we’re not ready to share or we decide that it’s better not to share our thoughts on something particular. Maybe it’s that we can’t get our thoughts to gel, we’re debating if offending someone is worth the drama that comes with it, or maybe we get it all typed out and realize it’s just not as funny as it plays in our head.

To share or not to share. I think it’s something I’m acutely aware of in this whole blogging thing. (Even more so than when I first started.) Just how much of myself do I want to put out there? I adore you guys and have shared a lot with you, not just in blogging, but in life. I’ve made wonderful friends and hope that I’ll continue to do so. I’ve had doors opened for me (and opened a few of my own) through blogging and hope to continue to do that as well.

But, not every story is mine to tell, not every moment is meant to be shared, and sometimes it’s better to just experience the moment and not photograph, tweet, or blog it.

It feels like I’m taking a step back from the blogging world. I’ll be posting still, sure and over on my Court is Crafty blog too, but right now, this step back feels right. It’s not that I’m censoring or hiding anything, I’m just being more selective. If you have questions, you’re always welcome to ask.

 

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About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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One Response to Saving drafts, how much to share and a step back

  1. “Blogging is weird like that though. Drafts that we write may never see the light of the internet because we’re not ready to share or we decide that it’s better not to share our thoughts on something particular. Maybe it’s that we can’t get our thoughts to gel, we’re debating if offending someone is worth the drama that comes with it, or maybe we get it all typed out and realize it’s just not as funny as it plays in our head.”

    EXACTLY!! I can’t even tell you HOW MANY drafts I have. And I’m one of the biggest over-sharers. But even I draw the line sometimes.

    And stepping back can be a really good thing. So, yay for you!

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