Today’s guest blogger on the Writer’s Resource Center is … moi! Check it out by clicking here. My topic is oversharing AKA TMI (too much information). In my guest post, I lay out some of my precepts for sharing or not sharing. However, as I note in a comment to my post, its the context of a blog that may drive the extent to a blogger shares or doesn’t share:
“The trigger for my post was the Emily Gould article that was printed in the Sunday New York Times some weeks ago (click here for the article). I still haven’t fully sorted out my feelings about the extent to which she overshared (and even the idea that she was paid to do so). Some of my favorite essay writers use personal disclosure as a way to draw in readers and also lay bare any biases they might have toward their subject. So part of me really doesn’t want to sanction oversharing in general. It all depends on the context.”
I think this is a topic that has a long life ahead of it. So how much of yourself do you share in your blog or on your website?