Are bloggers just a bunch of chatty over-sharers?

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The world of a mediocre blogger is a very weird one.

When I am with my real life human friends, thoughts of my blog or my social media profile are embarrassing and somewhat ludicrous. I panic that I overshare in a big way and chit chat over dinner whilst wondering how I can quickly put an end to this internet stuff.

When I am with my blogger friends, I am motivated and inspired to go home and write more. I think about scheduling posts and tweets, and think of taking more photos to up my Instagram game.

When I am with my virtual friends (which is a sad way of saying “when I am reading blogs written by full time bloggers”) who make a solid living from this crazy business of oversharing, I realise it’s no wonder my blog is mediocre. I share nothing by comparison.

If you’re not prepared to share then you’re not prepared to blog. And if you want your blog to be really successful then I suppose you have to close your eyes, hope for the best and jump straight in.

I’m currently trying to find the balance between sharing enough that strangers start to take a mild interest in my musings, but not sharing so much that my true friends start to lose interest in my life. We all have those friends who overshare on social media, who we love in real life but who make us groan slightly when we see their latest burger photo on Facebook. How do you avoid being that person whilst still remaining present online? Well, that’s what I’m going to try and figure out.

Take a deep breath in, prepare yourself and jump! Yes, I think what I’m trying to say is, let’s give this a go. I’m going to up my game – because, it is a game – and let’s see what happens. If I love it and you love it, we’ll continue together and if you hate it then I’ll hate it and we’ll try and remove all presence of this ever happening.

So follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook because that’s what all the people are doing these days. I, in the mean time, will try and keep a secret part of myself for my human friends. As for the rest of you, well, step right in and let’s see how this goes.