Sunday, November 4, 2012

NHBPM Day 4: (Over)Sharing

This month, I'm participating in WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month (#NHBPM).  Which means I'm attempting to post every day during the month of November.  I've been sick and gotten behind, so I'll be posting three times today to catch up!

For more information or to sign up, see here.

Day 4 Topic: "Disclosure post.  How did you decide what to share?  What do/don't you share?"

Disclosure is a very personal topic.  We all have things we don't mind sharing with other people, and things we'd rather keep to ourselves.  The only person who can dictate what I chose to share is me.  And likewise, I have no control over what other people chose to share.

Like I said on day one, I probably overshare.  There's stuff I'll talk about here on my blog that are quite difficult to discuss in person.  I've always been better at communication how I really feel through written word, rather than chatting face to face.  Easily intimidated in person, I guess.

I do share a lot here, but certainly not everything.  This is the internet, after all.  All of this is out there for anyone to see.  There's information I may choose not to share, either to protect myself or people I care about.  And even when it comes to my health, there are things I choose to keep private.  It really just depends.

I say what I feel I must say.  Sometimes that's a lot.  Sometimes it's only a little.  And that's ok.

For me, honesty is essential.  Being true to who you are and what you feel.  The most powerful posts and stories I have ever read all start there.  And you can be honest without sharing every nitty gritty detail.  We all have secrets we keep.

But I am a big fan of oversharing.

1 comment:

  1. Me too...all the way to the line of do I or don't I...