17 October 2009

Compass change

DSC00062 I haven’t been writing. I haven’t been blogging either. Not much, anyway. I haven’t blogged here for ages, because I haven’t really known what to put here. The writing is always in the back of my mind, even though life has been so busy I haven’t had a chance to think. And I keep thinking that maybe, just maybe, this blog should be about more than just writing.

I don’t like blogging about my life in public domain. It too often comes back and bites on in the arse. But I keep thinking that maybe, just maybe, it is possible to blog about certain parts of life without giving too much away.

I am still deciding what I want to do here, but I will be changing the focus of this blog. There will be still some writing-related posts – especially with NaNoWriMo just around the corner – but I suspect I may start blogging about other things here too.

I have especially thought of moving the media-related posts from ElectricBunnies over here, widening the scope of the blog already. And it will be nice to feel comfortable here again.


Wenchy said...


Yes... blogging in the public domain does bite one in the ass every now and again. It is hurtful when it happens as one is often misunderstood and sometimes things are not taken as one means it (make me wonder about my writing ability that - did I not express myself well enough?). :(

Generally, I believe writing is healing for the hurting, or the one that needs expression that has so many words inside that it just has to come out...

I never, ever write with the aim to be hurtful or cause upset. I am not big on intentionally upsetting anyone.. I hate confrontation far too much to do that!... however, sometimes the things I write about is seen as being too open (and I sometimes end up getting hurt), pushing the envelope ... to thy own self be true?

Nice meeting you today and look forward to getting to know you better. :)

Wenchy x

Vanessa said...

@Wenchy: I have also struggled a bit with striking a balance between the true self and being socially acceptable - I have found that it is almost easier to be a hermit than try and fit in. And I think that even when we write in public domain, we struggle with that balance, because there is always a chance that someone from your 'real' life stumbles onto your most intimate thoughts. And there is always some *cough* nice person that will dislike what you have to say, no matter who you are or what you have to say.
It was lovely to meet you too :)

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