Probably yes. Will that stop me? Probably not. I decided to start blogging again because I need another creative, one that stimulates different parts of my brain. But I haven't published any new posts because the ones that I've been working on seem a bit too private. I kind of feel like if I post them, no one will read them or someone will reply with a TMI.
And I most certainly wouldn't want that. I am not trying to make anyone uncomfortable or share more than I should. But doesn't the saying go: Write what you know? So then, shouldn't I rely on my experiences in order to write new blog posts? That seems like the obvious idea. Then again, some people would advise against sharing too much personal information on the internet since anyone can find them - specially potential employers. I am currently on that job hunt so I should probably keep that in mind.
And yet... I apologize for all the back and forth, by the way. I guess I am trying to work through this as I write this entry - no one said I would always have thought out arguments. Going back to the main question: is there such a thing as oversharing? I think so and at the same time, I think it is completely valid to choose to share as much as you want to - even on the internet.
Some people share a lot of their personal experiences, their life, their feelings, the people who have influenced them, their nasty breakups, their failures, their successes. And they do it in public spaces, on public platforms, and they are usually praised for it. I mean, just look at all of the memoirs and autobiographical books that are so popular nowadays - Bossypants by Tine Fey, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling and even Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl.
I read those books and learned a lot, I felt inspired and motivated to also share some of the stuff I have gone through. I may not be as good of a writer as these other women, or as witty and funny. But I think everyone's point of view and perspective is unique and valid, so why not share my view of the world with those of you willing souls who are open to read my posts?
I guess what I am saying is to get ready for some posts that might reveal too much about my life, but nothing will be arbitrary. I promise.