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Heather

Great post, and I think this is true of all of us in this big bloggy world. You never know... Sometimes I think I make it a little too easy to figure me out, but at least I don't have kids to think about, and I leave things about my job pretty vague. I almost never talk about the husband, and certainly not about his job, in any identifiable way. In a way it's sad to have to worry.

Stew

I've been topless for a while on my blog. (Moreso the one before the one linked here)

But I recently opened a second blog, invite only, just for me, where I can vent and say things that would piss others off. And that reveal far more than I'd want out there. I've only invited myself.

It's pretty difficult for me to be anything but close-to-naked, really, on my blog and in real life. I am who I am. I'm flawed, I ramble, I'm good, and I'm me. And I'm trusting. So I think it's smart to monitor some of the specifics on a blog. It's just the balance that's an issue.

Isn't it always?

(And in case anyone is really dense and figures out who I am, the "topless" and "naked" is figurative. In other words, I don't have naughty pix on my site, and I won't. No matter how much you'd like me to. And you know you would. Heh)

RB

Very well written. You have wise friends.

Jamie

"Amen" to that.

While I have a blog and fling some of my opinions and goofy notions out into the blogosphere I'm still a pretty private person. Out of respect for my family, friends, and co-workers there are certain things I will never write about.

I like the comparison to being barefoot. Naked on the Internet? Not for me.

Jamie

"Amen" to that.

While I have a blog and fling some of my opinions and goofy notions out into the blogosphere I'm still a pretty private person. Out of respect for my family, friends, and co-workers there are certain things I will never write about.

I like the comparison to being barefoot. Naked on the Internet? Not for me.

Mrs. M

are you asking me to seduce you? or did you really just mean that I should take advantage of your living in Charleston and come visit? I think that's it! That's what you want! I knew it!

Elaine

I'm thisclose to getting on a plane just at the thought of seducing you.

sandy

Sometimes it's a hard rope to walk. At first I didn't care. Now I find myself keeping back some details lest the 'wrong' people stumble upon my blog. And by wrong, I mean inlawed. :)

But I do also mean "wrong" as in "wrong." I think the only difference between 'net' and 'real' life is that sometimes the cold hard keyboard and screen make it easy for us to fall back onto naive and innocent. Real life, with all it's warm-blooded living things in view can be much more clear about the cold-hearted.

malia

"For every post someone reads here, there are hundreds of others that exist only in my head. That's just the way it has to be."

You took the words right out of my mouth! I was actually working on a post very similar to this one a few days ago. I shelved it because I was lacking the right verbage to express what I was thinking. You said it beautifully! Thank you!

Charmaine

Ha. Elaine! Now you've got your challenge.

I've been there. You know it. It's a tough balance to find and it's something that I think takes a lot of guts and confidence. I also think that non-bloggers who read your blog will never truly understand the relationships that blossom via this form of communication. And it's not worth trying to explain, either.

krystyn

I try to walk barefoot, but sometimes the pavement is hot and I turn around and run back to the shade.

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