Sometimes, I have a hard time writing on this site, not because I don’t have anything to say, but more so due to it being widely read. A good percentage of the time, the things I want to write about are related to my personal thoughts, insights and issues, but I can’t put them on a public forum like this one.
I could password protect certain posts, and I have done that, but then the reward of feedback disappears. Sometimes, I wish I could earmark certain posts for certain people so that I could keep the posts private, but easily allow those I want to have access to be able to see the posts without jumping through any hoops that would stop them from interacting with the content I put out.
This blog is primarily a chronicle of my own life. I go back through it and I get to relive memories that have faded or been forgotten. I enjoy knowing that it is safe, independent of my computer, hosted out on the Internet.
I do worry though about being too public with my thoughts and having that come back and bite me in my butt. Even some posts that I didn’t think would be a bother to anyone sometimes set people off or create issues that having a private journal wouldn’t cause.
So why is feedback important on what is essentially a journal? Well, that’s exactly the post I would like to write, but can’t because I don’t know who would read it.