I began this blog with the intentions of using it as a columist template, if you will. My trial run at writing as a “columnist,” which generally means taking my opinions and forming them into a cohesive, potentially entertaining read – funny (at times – verdict is still out on whether I actually produce laughs, let alone giggles), insightful, intelligent, critical, a variety of entertainment possibilities mostly because I’m not great at consistency.
While I’ve had no formal or informal reviews as of yet (come on guys, how am I doing?), I keep struggling with how much of my personal life should make it into this particular blog. I have a LiveJournal for the majority of personal issues – if you’d like to check it out, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org – and I’d like to maintain a boundary between the two. But is it possible to blur that line more than simply talking about my job and my dog? Have I perhaps already breached a border I should have kept when using this as a journalist-wanting-to-become-a-columnist blog?
Talking about myself seems to be the easiest thing to do most days. Taking some mundane experience or even something a little more exciting – the antics of Sophie, for instance – and sharing what exactly I thought about it. But do I move into discussions about love, lust, family, friends, etc.? At what point does this blog become too personal?
I suppose I’m looking for feedback here. I’m not avoiding giving readers a sense of who I am, what I love and the life I lead. Rather, I’m attempting a level that remains fairly professional. I don’t want yet another blog about the intricacies of my every-day existence. I want something that shows people my abilities as a both a writer and an intelligent, opinionated woman (I hate calling myself a “woman,” by the way. It makes me feel older than I’d prefer. “Lady” is even worse.)
So, someone, anyone, let me know your thoughts. At what point do I toss my personal life aside and stick to issues and thought-provoking (even if only my own) topics? A few responses would be greatly appreciated folks.
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