Friday, April 23, 2010

Is Blogging Different?

Sorry about the abrupt cut-off last time.
It's not the easiest thing to talk about folks who I've hurt.

Here's something interesting, that I haven't really had to deal with too much yet, but then this week it was right up in my damn face.

Someone took (severe) issue with something I once wrote on here. It was anonymous in the strictest sense of the word, but I suppose with a little guesswork (and the actual desire, which I can't see any of you actually having), a person could figure out who the main players were.

Here's today's question: though a blogger blogging about her mundaniac life is perfectly within her rights to blow everything out there on motherfucking front street, is it still shitty? I mean, personal shit goes into short stories and essays of mine all the time. Is blogging different?

4 comments:

uncouthheathen said...

I don't think that blogging is necessarily different, other than the idea that it is more accessible. Is it shitty to write about someone from your life? I would say no...especially since you've made efforts to keep it anonymous. That's pretty generous, I would think, considering I talk shit about my wife by name at every opportunity. :)

youhana said...

Nice

karensomethingorother said...

I have to say, I like your balls-out style of writing. Also, your blog doesn't resemble a scrap book, so, double good! I hope you don't mind if I follow along...

-karen

Nora Campisi said...

good question....I suppose someone could take offense because they think "the world" is watching, but it might just be paranoia...nice blog...Nora http://Back2Brooklyn.blogspot.com