Day 5 – How I approached the confessional side of blogging

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When to make it personal

Whether or not to share personal details on the internet, is a huge dilemma. Sharing confidential information about people without their permission is obviously a no-go, and rightly so. But how much should we divulge about ourselves?

Sharing pivotal moments

I have kept the amount of personal information I share on this blog to a minimum. I have resolved to only recall events, which have had such a huge impact on my life, that not mentioning them would have been bizarre.

My realisation – Life is Short

My moment of realisation came when my husband suffered a heart attack at a relatively young age. In ‘Reasons to be Thankful – Part One’, I wrote about the impact of his diagnosis.

Looking back, I now acknowledge this moment as the catalyst for my creative writing journey. I discovered a real desire to reach out, to connect with readers, and hopefully make their lives a little brighter. Ultimately, this led to me setting up the blog you’re now reading now.

So, How much would you be prepared to share on social media? Is it wise to share anything? Thanks for reading!

About Katie Hamer

I am a writer, an artist, a photographer, philosopher, interior designer, listener, and explorer.
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One Response to Day 5 – How I approached the confessional side of blogging

  1. I’m pretty real with my blog as to what is going on in my life, how i feel about subjects, no matter how strong of a topic or how debatable. It was scary at first, but once I got past the newness of it all, I found that in my being open about my personal experiences with my own struggles in life, i was able to connect with and even inspire many people around the world. I was so very surprised. Letting it all flow from my soul is such a catharsis. Of course, just like fingerprints, the approach is unique to everyone. So, to sum it up, in my personal opinion, it is fine to share any writings on social media. As long as you know in your heart that you will not regret it or let the fear of negative feedback scare you, it should work out just fine. 🙂
    God bless! Thanks for a beautiful post!

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