I have a LARGE stockpile of blog posts sitting in my drafts folder that I don’t have the audacity to post. For one reason or another, I’m worried that they will offend someone, upset my family or make the people in my life angry with me. But part of the reason I find this blog so challenging is because it’s hard to find things to write about that avoid these types of topics. Is it hindering me from delivering great writing to my audience and increasing the size of my readership? If I want to be a writer and start pimping this blog hard, will I eventually have to stop censoring myself?
Selfishly, I also feel that it would be some sort of therapy. By having a venue in which to vent my frustrations and sharing my stories I might save hundreds on therapists. Or maybe I can be inspirational to others that stumble upon my blog looking for answers and find one? Not gonna find it if I don’t post it.
If I stop censoring myself- does that mean that I don’t love my family or respect my friends? What about myself? Shouldn’t I respect myself more than the opinions of others. What a difficult crossroads I have come to.
I’m curious your thoughts on the matter. Share with me in the comments below. Have you faced a similar conundrum? Do you censor yourself on social media for the same reasons?