Earlier this week, I asked Twitter if anyone ever felt like their blog was too personal. I got more @replies to that one tweet than any other before. Some of you said yes, some of you asked if that was even possible, and others… well, I can tell you’re worried about how much of your dirty laundry you’re hanging out to dry. ;)
The reason I asked is because I don’t think that my blog is personal enough. I don’t talk much about my family, my friends, or my cute-as-heck dogs. It’s not often that I share my emotions (other than the joys of paying down debt). And I never even really tell you guys if/when I’ve had a bad day. I have been trying to figure out why… and I’ve narrowed it down to two reasons.
- I’m boring. Ok, I don’t think that’s entirely true… but let’s be honest – other than work/school, I don’t have a lot going on! Especially since I’m putting so much energy into paying down debt. And who cares about work/school? You guys don’t wanna hear about that! :P
- I don’t have a boyfriend/fiance/husband to gush about. I’m quite happy being single but so many of my favourite bloggers have a partner in their life. This opens up so many more discussions, including: buying homes, renovating, having kids, and, overall, deciding on your financial future and working on it together.
Now that I’ve figured out why I don’t have anything interesting to talk about, I’m left wondering where to go from here… Part of writing a personal blog is sharing anything and everything that you’re feeling. So, am I too insecure to get into the nitty gritty details? Or am I just worried you’ll read about my boring life, yawn, and never come back again? What’s holding me back?
I don’t have an answer yet… but I can tell you this: It’s about to get real.