How come it's easy for me to sit at the computer and type personal thoughts/feelings? It's been a long time since I was able to do that with an actual journal. My thoughts don't form coherently when I'm holding paper and pen. Who knows?
Also, these are personal thoughts, right? Why should I send them into cyberspace where anyone can have a peek at them? Why not keep them private?
Here's why: personal does not equal private, in my opinion. Private things are what me and my husband did last night in bed ;), or the consistency of my baby's last dirty diaper. These are things that are saved for the dinner table at my mom's house. That's it. No one but my immediate family knows those things! (Now all of cyberspace knows what wackos my family members are)
Personal things are just things about me. And really, I don't get THAT personal here. I don't use my real first name (although not very hard to figure out), and I have only said that I live in Utah County (have I said that???). How many Laura's (oops!) in Utah County are there? Only a buh-gillion.
I like the comradery of the blog world. Maybe I am naive to the amount of its exposure, but whatever. I write my blog to my little circle of cyber friends, just like I would write them an email. I guess ideally I would like to have this same circle of intellectual friends in real life, but I'll take what I can get.
So to sum up, personal does not equal private, cyber friends are good, and I will continue to blog. The end.