In which I corner you on the Internet and get all up in your personal space

OK, I want to keep blogging daily (really!) but I'm not sure if I can keep up with the writing prompts.

Nothing against the prompts, but they're requiring so much damn introspection that it's making me grumpy.

Which brings us to today's, which pretty much answers itself:

"Does blogging bring out your best or worst self?"

Worst my friends, worst.

Blogging brings out my most narcissistic, self-indulgent, me-me-me kind of self. It brings out the part of me that over-shares, the side of me that probably alienates you, that likely makes you give me the hard side-eye of annoyance. 

There's no editor, no boundaries, just me blathering on and on about whatever's pissed me off, or made me obsessed or is just otherwise taking up a lot of brain space. Writing into the void as if I were still scrawling, illegibly into that purple floral fabric-covered diary.

Still, every now and then you make a connection. You tell a story that resonates with someone else. You reveal a side of yourself--a genuinely interesting part of yourself--that might have otherwise stayed hidden. Maybe, every once in a while, you're your best self.

So, you know, there's that.

But, if I'm going to be 100 percent honest I know that more often than not blogging brings out the me who corners you at the party and talks loudly into your ear, whiskey on her breath, eyes shining with a touch of the crazy.

Sorry, Internet, but it's true.


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