I previously wrote an entry that I’m uncomfortable making public and I’m not sure why. I use my blog as a place to review music, movies, products, etc., to tell readers about cool sites that they might find useful and sometimes to talk girl stuff like fashion.
The entry was basically discussing my disdain for people in the entertainment industry using awards shows to announce their personal/political convictions. In my opinion, if they wanted to do that, they should go balls-to-the-wall and make a permanent record of it in a track on their CD and accept their awards graciously.
Lilly Allen is a great example of someone who does this. And, in my private post, I copied and pasted some of her song lyrics to explain my point better, but quickly realized that what I might call moxie, others would call vulgarity.
And this is where I stop. And for a couple of reasons:
- I don’t want to offend anyone. And, it’s an internal struggle. Do I write whatever I want because this is my personal blog? Or do I censor myself BECAUSE it IS a blog and everyone can read it.
- Because I feel that writing personal feelings on a blog in hopes that the right people will read what you have to say and take action instead of doing someting yourself is cowardly.
- I want this blog to have a direction and make me money. The business (or maybe frugal) side of me wants this blog to be profitable. That takes time, but it also takes focus.
- I’ve never wanted a “journal” type blog. That might be a throw back to point #2. It might be that these style blogs don’t make money because generally, people don’t care about what goes on in other people’s lives, thus, a throw back to #3.
And so, I’ll keep my personal type entries private. Maybe if Something Clever :} ever has a large enough number of readers where I can loosen the reigns a little, I’ll share more. But for now, I believe I’ll stay on the course of reviews and site referrals.