Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Writing Prompt // What's TMI in the Blog World?

I have a brainstorm book that I write any and all ideas in. Crazy, scary, mushy gushy, political, familial, marriage related, writing related, you name it, I write it. However, I don't always complete those thoughts.  Remember how in elementary school, the teacher use to tell you, "Sweetie, there are no wrong ideas." [Or was that questions?? Both!] Well, there are. There are some very, very bad ideas. 

We all have them in our lifetime. Some a little more permanent than others. But where was the breakdown, I wonder, from the initial thought, to the execution of it, to the realization of just how bad it was. 

All this is leading up to today's morning pages prompt: 

How much is too much in the world of blogging?

I ask this because I have read hundreds of blogs in the last year and have found a sea of variety in writers, styles, and focuses of blogs. 

-Some people are very private with their private life [family, friends, loves, etc] and others just lay it all out there [exactly what it means]. 
-Some readers are offended or bored by the inner-circle stories and others feel more normal, connected, and encouraged.

There is a balance, but where is it? 
Can you be too personal? 
Too open? 
Too gross?
Too explicit?
Too conservative?
Too narrow?
Too _____________________?

Your thoughts. 


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