Just wanted to share this question I got on Formspring tonight.
Is there a particular reason why you don’t like getting personal on this blog? Doesn’t it make it hard sometimes when something means something but you have to play it down and impersonalize it?
I answered this on formspring but wanted to clarify with all of my readers as this is something that is very important to me. Everything on here is truly me. I don’t tone down anything, except for on my bitchy days, I try not to be bitchy to all of you because that would be rude. My husband is the one that has to deal with the bitch. 😉 I don’t impersonalize anything. All my outfits, all my clothing picks, all my pictures, everything that I write is me, me and me. I don’t write about things that I don’t like, I turn down advertisers, giveaways and free stuff because they are not me. This blog couldn’t get more genuinely me. You can ask all my real life friends that read this blog. My husband reads my blog every day, and he knows about everything that I write about. This is me and I don’t play anything down.
What I mean about not getting personal is not sharing personal aspects about my life. I no longer want to share what my home looks like, I no longer want to share about where we walk our dogs or where we go on the weekends or where I’m traveling to for work (when I go on vacations with the hubs, I’ll still share with you but I may not share about it until I’m actually there). Why? Well, my little blog has grown to be a little bit bigger than I had ever thought of. I never expected that I would have this many readers and I don’t know the majority of you. While I’m fine with that, it also creates a barrier because I have gotten a few emails from creepy, sicko men who have found my blog and took a liking to me. The emails that they have sent to me, I am keeping in case I need it for further evidence. It’s SCARY. The fact of the matter is, although the majority of the people reading are awesome fun girls that I love and I relate to, I don’t know who else is reading this. It’s not because I don’t want to share things with you guys. I do. But I’m sure you all can understand that it may be dangerous for me. As I mentioned yesterday I was contacted by a creep about one of my pictures in where you can see my tights and shoes. At first, I thought it was a girl asking me where I got them and wanted to know more about them. I didn’t find out until later that he/she (most likely he) wanted more info on them to probably fantasize about me in them. Do you find that disturbing? Because I sure do. This is why I need to be smart about what I reveal on the blog. I’ve been clear to all the creeps that I have no intention of communicating with them and that they need to back off. All of them have seemed to respect that so it hasn’t gotten the point where I fear for my life. BUT I’m still not going to talk about personal aspects of my life because I’d rather be safe than sorry.
Writing about fashion is so much better for me as it still is truly me and I don’t have to hide anything. You all know what I’m loving at the moment, what shoes I bought, what bag I’m thinking about buying. None of that is toned down and I never not want you to think that this blog is not me. Instead of toning things down, I just don’t write about certain things which I think is best for everyone.
Anyway, I hope that clears things up. I just don’t want you guys to think that I’m not being genuine on here because well, if you meet me in person, I’m just like what I’m like on my blog. I often talk loudly and scream in excitement which is why you see me using so many exclamation points. I laugh a lot and I laugh loudly so I get in the habit of typing LOL because I really am LOL-ing! I use lots of smiley faces because I smile a lot! Maybe one day, I’ll figure out the video function of my camera and do a video post just so you can all see that what I write and what I really am is all in the same. Nothing is different.
To my readers, my true readers who are here to get to know me and read about my outfits and fashion. THANK YOU. I appreciate you and the time you take to read my blog. I know that there are zillions and zillions of blogs out there but the fact that you take the time to read my blog means the world to me.
Thanks for listening my loves! XOXO