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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