Rose G

Lifestyle Blogger & Freelance Writer

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How do you determine what is worth reporting from your life since not every moment of your day ends up on your blog?
I have been using the internet since about 1999 and sharing my life with the world since around the same time. I have always had a website, blog, journal or social media account in which I shared bits about my life. When I share my life online, I try to be as transparent as possible because I consider myself an open book. I like to know that the person writing a blog is a real person with real experiences and not just an online persona so that is how I choose to be as well.

When I read someones story on their blog about something they accomplished I get inspired or when they write about a tragedy I feel compassion. As bloggers, when we share our life with others we can often learn so much about ourselves. We can share common struggles or issues as well as praise each other’s accomplishments. Sometimes we connect on things and it turns into projects or even business partnerships.

When it comes to sharing my life on my blog I don’t have any specific formula that helps me to figure out whether the topic is worth a post or mention. If it is a major event I will usually blog about it. For example, I am currently working on getting a job and/or creating a business and I wrote about it. I shared my experience along with some resources. To me sharing is caring. And I care. I like knowing that if someone reads that post – or any of my more personal posts – that they get to know about me and benefit from any discoveries or resources I came across as well.

If something smaller happened in my life like I baked something from scratch, I may post about it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook instead. I like to think I am pretty open when it comes to sharing what is happening in my life. When I blog I usually write and share about bigger moments so that people reading it can find out more about me or be inspired or laugh or cry. I enjoy the discussions that occur once I hit that publish button.

For me, blogging has been very therapeutic. I can write about things that are happening and share it with others. A lot of times when bad things happen in my life and I write about it people come and give me so much love and support. Though I am not blogging in order to find sympathy, I do feel that sharing what I am going through can help others with what they are going through and vice versa.

Bottom line… I am fairly open about my life when it comes to blogging and I have not published anything that I regret sharing with the interwebs.

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This post is a part of NaBloPoMo March 2015

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6 comments on “Blog Life: Sharing My Life Online”

    • LOL You are too funny. Some people are more open than others and if someone doesn’t want to be as open I respect that. Thank you for stopping by!

  1. I think that sharing your life online and more so having the ability to do so, is what makes our world so amazing. I try to be transparent as well as I want people to see the real version, even if the picture is not always so pretty.

    I think another driving force for me, is my daughter. I have a son too but the lessons, fears, and accomplishments that I go through I want them to be visible for her to see. I want her to have the courage to go against what others tell her she can’t. I want to be the reason that it doesn’t take her so long to figure out what she’s meant to do in this world and more so not figure it out because she’s scared of the world.

    And, I want for her to be able to avoid a lot of the bumps that I’ve encountered. Sharing on my blog is not so much about the topic but more so about the journey, does that make sense? With everything that I write, I want for it to make just one thing so much easier for the next person to do it.

    Thank you so much for sharing on this topic!

    • Sorry for taking so long to respond!
      I absolutely love that you want to be an inspiration to your daughter. I don’t have any children yet but I do hope that I can show them that they are capable of anything they put their mind to. I get inspired as well from other women (and men) that share their life online so thank you for sharing your story with us! When I write I try to write as if I am writing to a close friend and I hope that it comes off in that way. Even I don’t know the person reading my blog most of the time I want them to know that I’m here and they aren’t alone if they ever need someone to talk to. Congratulations again on your launch and thank you so much for stopping by.
      Rose

  2. I agree about transparency. When I blog I always think of myself as sitting in a room, in front of a large mirror, with a large audience behind the mirror. If I think about writing for an audience it becomes intimidating and I might hold back on things. I can bare my soul to myself, I can’t do that with an audience. I’m shy lol. I also write as a form of therapy, so it feels better to feel like I’m writing for myself as well as for my readers. I used to think I could write about any and everything but when tragedy struck in 2013 I have yet to bring myself to write about it. If something too personal and too hard for me to even deal with, I won’t post it. And I feel the same, I want my readers to know me through my writing. People can’t really connect with someone if they feel like a stranger.

    One problem with transparency and the internet is that sometimes people feel the need to embellish (or lie) about their reality to make it more interesting or ‘better’. I see that a lot on Youtube, which is why I’ve stopped watching all beauty videos. I feel like they do too much to try to seem realistic, when it’s anything but.

    • I like that idea about the mirror. When I write it is therapeutic for me most times as well and I try to write like I am writing to a friend. Who I am online is a nice variation of who I am offline.

      It’s ok that you don’t want to/are not ready to share certain things. Your blog is YOUR outlet and you have the choice to choose what you do or do not share. If you are not comfortable sharing something you have every right not to.

      LOL @ Youtube. I had stopped watching video’s a long time ago and recently started again but I don’t watch some of the same people because I agree – they do put on this whole show at times when all I want is for them to be REAL. If I want to watch entertainment video’s I will but if you’re teaching me about beauty products – stick to beauty products lol

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