I visit a few blogs where aspiring writers bare their souls, tell their deepest fears and their personal secrets, and although I like these bloggers for many reasons and will always return to see what they have to say, I tend to feel a bit uncomfortable when I get too much information.
And I always wonder what kind of an impression those posts make on a literary agent or editor (or any other kind of employer) who might be researching the blogger as a potential client or employee.
I try to keep the posts on this blog professional, related (although sometimes loosely) to the writing life. I’ve wandered off course a few times, like when I wrote about the bully girls in my country grade school, some thoughts about high school, and the rant about cell phones.
But here’s the thing — posts about topics like bully girls and rants of almost any flavor bring in more readers and comments than any other kind of essay with the exception of humor.
Tell me what you think:
1. How much do you reveal about yourself in your blog posts?
2. How do you feel when you read extremely personal information a fellow blogger has posted online?