With Great Power…

…Comes Great Blogsponsibility*

There are an awful lot of blogs out there. There are also a lot of awful blogs.

I’m sure the idea of blogging started out as something serious, but like anything given to the masses they have become something different altogether.

I use my blog as a way to relay information to friends and family, in a (hopefully) entertaining way.

While the blog is a personal one, I try not to make it too personal.

Above all else, I try to maintain my honesty, writing truthfully from my point of view. I have a number of great friends who will inform me if I have bent the truth too far**.

Certainly I bend the truth sometimes. But never more than a step or two off the path. Usually it is in the recanting of a story that I don’t remember verbatim. Things can happen when I am not near a computer***, and trying to recall the stories later can be challenging, especially when it has been a long time.

I can say one thing for sure (and my friends can back this up): My blogging personality is the same as my normal one. What you read is what you get.

Since I started blogging, I’ve met a number of bloggers. For the most part, I have been pretty lucky in the sense that some of these people are what I expected them to be.

However, there are some bloggers who have distinct personas for their blogging selves that differ quite radically from their real-life counterparts.

Equilibrium must always be maintained, it seems.

What do you think about this? Have your findings been similar to my own?

* – Oh yes. I invent words. Don’t mess with me.
** – This was the most complicated shout-out ever. I probably missed some people. I apologize, but you can understand that I can only use so many words in a sentence.
*** – Who knew?