Weekend Edition – Truth in Blogging Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

The truth is – this journey is hard. Good to see such an honest post on the subject of keeping up appearances!

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Truth in Blogging

writing mask smSometimes, I feel like a fraud, like one of the shiny, happy people who populate the Internet with grievously sparkly accounts of their perfect lives. (Those people make me crazy.) I hope I do not actually do that, but sometimes I feel like certain omissions in what I share make me less authentic, even slightly dishonest.

This is mostly ridiculous, of course.

The world of digital publishing – blogging and social media in particular – puts writers in a strange new land. I sometimes feel like we’ve been pulled out of our cozy writing caves and plunked down on a stage in front of an audience we cannot see beyond the bright footlights. Dazed and blinded, we take out our notebooks and laptops and start, tentatively, to scribble and tap; but the experience is different in front of a live audience. Before, there was only the work…

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One thought on “Weekend Edition – Truth in Blogging Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

  1. Thank you so much, Emily, for sharing. A very happy New Year to you!

    PS – Your apt use of “keeping up appearances” made me think of the BBC show with the same title. Have you ever seen it? So funny. 😉

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