Blogging Under Pressure

Branch and Twigs

I didn't get the cold. As usual, an Advil, a Strepsil and a good night's sleep fixed it. I'm really thankful for my immune system.

I've been browsing property listings obsessively. The last time I did that, we ended up buying a house in another town. Not sure if it'll come to anything this time around.

I've been finding it hard to blog. Blogging used to be easy when I knew that only strangers read this crap. Now I'm always worried I'd offend anyone I know if I spoke my mind.

Sometimes I wish there were a million other Firda Bekas in the world instead of just me, the one and only.


  1. Jill
    November 19, 2009

    I know exact­ly what you mean about it being hard­er to blog when you know the peo­ple read­ing what you write.
    I don’t so much wor­ry about offend­ing any­one — but there are things that I would like to blog about that I just don’t want to share with cer­tain peo­ple.
    It *is* eas­ier to write for strangers :)

  2. tia
    November 22, 2009

    you shouldn’t care… writ­ers shouldn’t ever care. This is your haven for your mind. When they don’t like what they read, they don’t have to read it.
    Once I fol­lowed someone’s blog reli­gious­ly, then she start­ed to write remark­able things about her­self, which is okay I guess… but con­sid­er­ing I do not like peo­ple who is over­ly vain I quit read­ing her blog. But, fact is, there are prob­a­bly thou­sands still fol­low­ing her. She should nev­er care that I no longer there, no writer can please every­body. It is not pos­si­ble.

  3. kaley
    November 25, 2009

    It’s a fun­ny one, innit? I do the same thing — most­ly cos I start­ed the blog to keep in touch with my fam­i­ly back in Canada. I *do* self-cen­sor quite a bit. A friend works on ‘life-writ­ing’ and a Cana­di­an research grant employed a writer to keep a diary — there was a fas­ci­nat­ing entry in which she admit­ted to look­ing for some­thing inter­est­ing in order to have some­thing to write about. Won­der­ful stuff. I love read­ing your blog, Fir­da. Though I’ll admit I’m now curi­ous about what you *wouldn’t* blog about! :)


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