Trying to Walk the LinePosted: December 6, 2016
Blogging is a delicate balance for me, which is why I fall off the wagon so frequently and for so long.
I want to eventually be known as an author, and so I want to keep this blog somewhat professional.
I want to demonstrate who I am on a personal level, while keeping some things private.
I want to participate in political discussion, without being too radical or offensive.
I want to talk about what’s going on my life, without being boring, or again, getting too personal.
This is tricky!
That’s one of the reasons I talk about books and writing so often, and sometimes food, and for a while there, quite some time ago, I talked about running. (Now I focus more on walking than running.)
I don’t know how to fully be myself and yet be a moderate, buttoned-down version of myself that will be palatable to any future readers I might have, or agents who might want to see what I’m all about before taking the leap with a book of mine.
When things get a little overwhelming in my personal life, it’s almost impossible for me to compartmentalize enough to find anything at all to blog about that isn’t something I would feel uncomfortable sharing with the general public.
When I get in a low mood, I find it difficult to even write book reviews, because I tend to be more negative, and I really don’t want to do that when talking about someone else’s hard work – not in such a public space.
So, what does that leave? Blog posts about postage stamps and boot laces, apparently.
Sigh. I just don’t know. I’m trying.