Thursday, 7 February 2008

Walking down the middle of the road online

How much is too much...online?

Those of us who blog have grown used to journaling our lives for public view. But how much is too much?

I've seen blogs and web pages that tell all...names, places, photos, and details! LOTS OF DETAILS! Details that make me blush, or wonder when the attorneys will be showing up.

And there are other blogs that take it to the opposite extreme, making me wonder why they even bother to have a profile. There is no insight, no personal observations -- it's about a dry as reading the fine print on my Visa bill.

So where is the balance? Or does it just depend?

Is it okay, maybe even therapeutic to let it all show? A cheap substitute for a therapist?

What do you think, gentle readers? Where do you draw the line? Do you ever cross it? And how close to that line do you think my posts go?

4 comments:

Barbara B. said...

I like to think I walk happily down the middle of the road with just the right amount of info! But who knows?! It is a bit of a balancing act...

Kievas said...

I'm a middle-of-the-roader as well. However, I guess it wouldn't be too hard to piece the information together from various posts if someone really wanted to try...

Diane said...

I think I'm middle of the road, too. One rule of thumb -- some people in my family read my blog, and I always think, would this embarrass them? As far as myself, I do reveal some things.

Jan said...

I'd like to be middle of the road, but often I'm too tired and only post a poem or quotation. I feel like those are enough and others don't need my small ideas. . . .