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Subtle Thoughts

Posted: April 22, 2008 in Man up

No, not the Go-Go band.

When people find out I blog, one of the first questions I get is “Why?” or “What’s the point?” In many cases, these questions come from those who just aren’t familiar with what blogging is. To make it plain, I simply say it’s basically an online journal or thoughts, experiences, rants, etc.

And that’s it. Often times it’s much easier for many of us to express our feelings on paper, on in this case, online as opposed to speaking on them. When we are in the heat of the battle, our emotions can take over and we don’t think rationally. But, after while, we calm down and can adequately express our thoughts in a more eloquent manner and it’s very therapeutic.

There are times when that line gets cloudy. Since I’ve been blogging, every once in a while people ask am I’m sending subliminal messages through my posts and are there some alterior motives to me blogging.

In short, yes and no.

I blog for all the above reasons. But sometimes I need to vent and this is the forum in which I choose to do so. In doing that, just like verbally venting, the choice of words and tone can be inappropriate. And many times you don’t realize, or care how your subtle thoughts impact whoever is reading your blog, particularly when you post something “aimed at” someone.

You don’t realize or care — until you get a dose of your own medicine.

The beauty of blogging is that nothing should be off limits. It’s your blog and you are free to “talk” about what you want. There are times that your intentions get in the way of good writing. And when that happens, it can come back to bite you in the ass.

Take it from me, it’s no easy pill to swallow.