When I created this blog, I planned to keep it pretty much secret from my friends. I let a few people who I trusted know about it and tried to keep it on the down low. I didn’t give anyone my url. I planned to advertise this as an advice blog somehow on the internet, so that I could attract an audience of people I don’t know to whom I could offer a lot of very personal advice in only the context that they needed to understand what I was doing.
But now I have come to question this - how can I expose these personal things about myself to people I’ve never met, but still keep them secret from those I count as my closest friends and family members? So here goes - I won’t keep it secret anymore, because I am trusting that anyone I know who sees this blog either doesn’t know me or will be respectful about the things I say here. I am fairly confident about this - I love my friends that much.
Anonymity can be very liberating sometimes, though. I find that when I don’t have to worry about someone’s reaction to something, or about changing friendships by things that I say, I am much more willing to be candid. But it has been a recent effort of mine to be more honest with everyone in all parts of my life. So, as I often say, here goes. Welcome, friends. Welcome strangers. I can’t give you advice unless you ask for it.So in the meantime I continue my self-indulgence.