I often get asked this question, by my non blogging friends and I find it difficult to explain. This blog started off as a kind of on-line secret diary, a personal account of my thoughts and feelings about my life to look back on. When I was persuaded to go public it became a whole new ball game. It then also became about sharing me and not just trip reports.
I often now find myself thinking in blogging terms and it makes me look at the world in a slightly different, more organised way. I notice what I notice and I find words to describe it.
Still, I ask myself. is it just not a tad egocentric to blog? Probably!!!
I will admit that sometimes I am a bit uncomfortable with publishing some of my posts, will people judge me? but I feel the a strange need to share some of these things with the world,. this is all part of being “who I am”.
Actually I would love to be funny, more interesting, have a better command of English and a better photographer, but that is not who I am. So what you see is what you get.
This is always a dilemma. Being out there and public, could expose me to some wierdos, but so far so good.
I am quite an open person. It has taken me years to “find” who I am, as opposed to who I want to be, and come to terms with that. Blogging helps me put “me” in terms that I can understand.
As to my family, well of course I have no right to expose them so in the main I keep them anonymous. but my husband knows I blog about him , and when I blog about other people it helps that I need to do it in a non judgemental way, so sometimes that gives me a different perspective.
Then there is the blogging community, I have met some lovely people and I am making new friends.
..and if you are wondering what the above picture has to do with this post…. nothing. The picture seems vaguely voyeristic. It was taken in the evening in a Helsinki shopping mall after the shops were closed. The girl in blue had obviously come for an after hours make up lesson and I stood fascinated while the make up artist taught her how to transform herself.
I just like the picture and a picture adds to the layout!.