For a while now I have been thinking about starting my own blog. Whilst I love the idea of sharing my experiences with others and breaking down some stigma, I am afraid you might rate this as oversharing. Keeping things real and honest is important but how much information is too much?
A good starting point is thinking about why I want to publish content. For me it is a way of bringing my thoughts to paper, express myself through words and dig deep into certain topics. Writing about my road to recovery and life requires a degree of openness, but also an awareness that certain topics can be confronting.
Oversharing is a word which is connected to shame. Am I afraid to overshare because I am ashamed of the truth? Is hiding behind a big secret going to help me or others? Probably not.
Here a definition:
‘Oversharing’ – Reveal an inappropriate amount of detail about one’s personal life.
( Oxford Dictionary, 2018.)
This makes me wonder who defines an ‘inappropriate amount of detail’. Please pass on their details if you know – I’d love to have a chat. I am totally aware that some of you might turn around and feel like they would have rather not known what they just read. Don’t worry I won’t show you pictures of my puke – but I want to talk to empower other people to do the same. If it all doesn’t help – just hit the x on the top of your left or right corner (Mac or PC??).
I am not going to thrive for perfection. I am going to be honest and respectful. If you find I am revealing ‘an inappropriate amount of detail’ I guess then I am doing things right and we can start thinking about what we are actually ashamed off.
Haters gonna hate and stuff – ya know?
Over and out.