Search Bunsnip.com

bunsnip (at) gmail (dot com)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Want to read some BlogSecrets?

So one of the blogs I read is participating in a BlogSecret event being hosted by SoMi. About 80 bloggers signed up to write an anonymous post that is then posted on another participant's blog. The idea is to get something off your chest that you wouldn't post on your own blog.

I love when people are candid and vulnerable and I get to watch ('cause I'm a little voyeur like that), so I really enjoy blogging events like this one. I've only made it halfway through the posts so far, but I have been able to relate in some way to several of the posts I've read. Which is, after all, one of the rewarding things about blogging -- being able to connect to other people out there, even anonymously.

I did not participate in the event this time, although I did consider doing so. The thing is I'm generally pretty candid in my posts anyway. Not to say there aren't things I keep to myself. Some of the things I have kept to myself thus far I'm planning to write about eventually, and some of the things I'm not sure if I will write about them at all. There are probably some things I would write about if, say, my family didn't poke in on my blog every now and then. So I guess on that hand, I would be able to contribute to such an anonymous blogging event. So maybe next time I will.

But for now, go check out the links under the BlogSecret link above.



Subscribe to Bunsnip

6 comments:

Ben Sloan said...

I'll definitely check that out, but I know what you mean about the family. A couple weeks ago my parents got Facebook and now all of a sudden I see their emails listed on my subscription list.

Gah! Oh well...

Sra said...

Yeah. It's not that I don't want my family to read my blog, or anything. I invited them to read it, and I'm happy that they take interest. It's just that I didn't expect that their reading would have an effect on what I feel like I can write and can't write, but it has had that effect to an extent. I censor a little bit more than I might have otherwise. That's not necessarily bad, because maybe the alternative is overshare. But there it is.

Nilsa said...

Well, I consider you a participant if you're reading and commenting on the blog entries. That's part of the reason why people participated ... was to get reactions from others without revealing their identities. I hope you will consider participating next time.

Sra said...

I will try to share a secret next time. I found out about this one only a day or two in advance of the deadline, and I don't like blogging under pressure. That was the biggest factor in my not participating.

Nilsa said...

Well, I consider you a participant if you're reading and commenting on the blog entries. That's part of the reason why people participated ... was to get reactions from others without revealing their identities. I hope you will consider participating next time.

Ben Sloan said...

I'll definitely check that out, but I know what you mean about the family. A couple weeks ago my parents got Facebook and now all of a sudden I see their emails listed on my subscription list.

Gah! Oh well...

Post a Comment