Hiya! With being a blogger where I am extremely open about my mental health, I often get posed the question with “how are you okay with sharing that much to the entire web?” and the answer is, I’m not too sure. I am not really okay with it because if I think about how many people view this lil web corner I have, it scares me.
It scares me that this many people know about my struggles with mental health because for so long, I kept it to myself. However, the question that people ask me, I also ask myself.
Am I sharing too much online? How can people be comfortable with sharing this much online? Will there ever be ~too~ much that I’m sharing? When will I stop? I truly don’t think I am sharing too much. I’m sharing how much I want to share and isn’t that the perfect amount?!
Yes, I could write in a notebook every night, but that isn’t the same and simply doesn’t do the trick. What really helps me and honestly is why I do this little blog on this little corner of the internet, is helping others. I can write up a blog post and hit publish and within an hour or so, I’ll have tons of messages come flooding in in agreeance with me and that’s fab. I find people who completely understand how I feel.
There are some obvious things you shouldn’t share and of course, I wouldn’t dare share those online. Be it my phone number, my home address or my bank details. Those are just common sense. Bad things happen in life regardless of what you post on social media, you can’t avoid living your life because of it.
If you want to share small snippets of your life for others to enjoy, then go for it. It’s your life and it’s your decision at the end of the day so why let others dictate what you do?
Let me know what you think about sharing online? I’d like to know your opinion on it!