P is for Personal
…As in, some things are personal. I try to be as truthful as possible about who I am online (and really in every situation), but there is a limit to what I can share. The purpose of this blog is to share with you all what I, an American-born Muslim, go through in my daily life, but at the same time I don’t want to reveal too much. Internet safety, right?
So, in trying to show everyone who I really am while still trying to keep my boundaries, how much should I really share? There are a lot of things I really want to express, but I’m afraid of sharing things that are too personal. How much is informative, and how much is too much that starts to stray into immodesty? Quoting my mom: The bigger the audience, the more careful you need to be. And the internet is as big as it gets.
For example, the perfect topic for “M” would have been marriage. That is something on the mind of virtually every Muslim girl my age, and it is something that would be pretty telling of where my mind is at right now. It is something that I, and so many girls my age, think about. All the time.
But that’s too personal for me to share to anonymous users of the internet.
My blogger friends, do any of you experience this? Moments where it may be really useful to share something about yourself on your blog, but then there is that voice at the back of your head that tells you that maybe this is something you should keep to yourself? How do you find a good balance?