My whole life I have been shy and it’s always been a struggle to be myself in front of people. I have that same issue with my “internet persona.” I’ll type the first thing that comes to my mind, and then over-think it. I worry what people will think. I worry that they will judge. Or think I’m weird. Or inappropriate.
But you know what? Sometimes I am weird. Or inappropriate. It’s who I am. I swear. Often. (I mean, have you seen my Etsy shop?) And I can understand that some people don’t like swearing and don’t want to see swearing. But why edit who I am? I mean, I see blog posts that I don’t agree with, or don’t have an interest in, so I just don’t read them. I don’t judge anyone based on their opinions, and I especially don’t think one should be judged on how they are perceived on the internet. It’s hard enough to read sarcasm correctly through a text from your friend, how can you make a true judgement of someone based on what they say online?
Am I on a tangent? I feel like I am. The point it, I don’t want to censor myself anymore. I want to be confident in who I am and not worry so much about people liking it or not. There are some bloggers who are so great at being true to themselves on their blogs and I really admire them for that. It is just something I have never found easy. But I’m working on it. xo JA