Do you put your best self forward on your blog?
Or a censored self?
We all have layers of this, of course – nothing in life is so black and white. But there’s usually a focus.
If you’re using your blog as a portfolio for writing, I would say it’s likely your best self always.
If you’re more of a personal blogger, it’s your censored self.
The idea of self censorship fascinates me. Do you ever think about why you do it? Is there really a benefit?
I’ve been told a few times that my blog doesn’t have a niche. To a degree, that’s true. But I have three main areas I like to talk about: blogging, writing and lifestyle. (I still call it that for simplicity’s sake, even though other options have been discussed before.) There are a few things I want to do in the design and layout of my blog to emphasise these three things, but that’s just one of those tasks on a to-do list, and to me that’s less important than actually writing posts.
I try to not censor myself much on here. My only conscious acts of censorship surround things relating to others.
To me, not censoring myself is also about allowing myself to write in different ways. Sometimes I write serious posts, others are humorous.
Do you censor yourself on your blog?