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How self indulgent is your blog?

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butterflyexperience · 02/01/2012 20:15

Mine is extremelly self indulgent.
It's all about me and what I'm doing and what I want to do.

I sometimes feel a little bit embarrassed that I'm coming across self obsessed.

Do you in yours?

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strawberry17 · 02/01/2012 21:53

Yes I do worry that it is a bit self indulgent and naval gazing. Nothing much else to add really Smile

MmeGuillotine · 02/01/2012 22:03

Oh totally! :)

Bexxia · 02/01/2012 23:32

lol, I often wonder if I put people off by constantly writing about what I'M doing. But I guess that's the theme of some blogs and some people enjoy reading about other people's lives. I imagine that's why so many people watch soaps. Grin

butterflyexperience · 03/01/2012 17:56

I'm so glad I'm not the only one then Grin

Have to admit I do use my blog as a way of dumping all the crap in my head. And to be honest it's the only real place I get to talk all about myself. Iyswim?
I enjoy the therapy of it all.

Wondering if there's a way to talk about myself without constantly using "me" and "I".
To make it less obvious of course! Wink

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JentlyDoesIt · 03/01/2012 19:01

Mine is probably quite a bit self indulgent but then it's about me, bringing up the kids and fighting the prison system. I think as Bexxia said, it's a bit like soaps and people want to find out the next installment - hopefully. I do often think I'm living in an episode of Eastenders :o

SweetestThing · 03/01/2012 19:04

Mine is totally about me and I find it very cathartic, getting my feelings and thoughts out there, although I do try to acknowledge things going on in other people's lives when I can. I think it keeps friends up to date with what's been going on too (serious illness and I can't face talking on the phone so this keeps everyone informed). But mostly it's to help me come to terms with what's happened.

MmeLindor. · 04/01/2012 08:03

Isn't that the whole point of a blog? To share you thoughts and experiences. I think that most blogs are pretty self-indulgent, but if people like reading them, that is fine.

ATOmum · 04/01/2012 14:16

Mine's totally self-indulgent, totally agree with MmeL - its the point of it! Also, I'm with you Butterfly, on it being a place to dump all the crap in my head, and it is the only place I am that self indulgent. That's why I started it really, to have a place to be myself more completely, not to have to edit, or be 'nice', like I feel I do everywhere else in life!

YuleingFanjo · 04/01/2012 14:27

mine is about 99% what I think and how I feel. I don't do much beautiful trying too hard prose. Although my new year's resolution is to write more up-beat blogs. I don't tell anyone about it and I only have 2 people signed up to reading it. Maybe not the point of a blog but I have had my fingers burned at least two times by people reading it and not liking what they read... sigh.

SweetestThing · 04/01/2012 15:16

YuleingFanjo, I am at the point of asking myself whether I want to publicise my blog on Facebook or Twitter (not that I am on Twitter myself yet) and it's the thought of potential negative comments that stops me - that, and the fact that I talk about my family a lot so would be putting them out there for a wider audience. I feel "safe" on the Mumsnet bloggers forum, which makes no sense as I can't assume that everyone who reads Mumsnet is kind and supportive!

butterflyexperience · 04/01/2012 21:21

I havnt told anyone in RL about my blog.
I want it private to my rl to stop anyone in rl giving negative feedback as they are the only ones who could hurt me.
Strangers on the Internet can't hurt me with negativity.

Your right ml, blogs are about ourselves,
I just sometimes get abit self conscious on all the i's and me's I use.
Thought ppl may think I'm up my own bum!Grin

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Angel786 · 04/01/2012 22:15

Mine's totes self indulgent. Sometimes a rant, brain dump, whatever! I don't have RL friends etc following the blog as it would significantly impact what I say...

donttrythisathome · 05/01/2012 15:29

Is there any other reason to have a blog?! Yes mine is very self-indulgent, but that's why I have it. It's my space to make sense of things.

DillyTante · 07/01/2012 10:11

Less so than I thought. Attention seeking maybe. I post because I want to show people my crafting. But I also share ideas, tips & finds. That's the nature of craft blogs. I'm also moving more into the psychology realm and that is about helping people. I rarely dump my thoughts on my blog as I have lots of rl people following it. It's less anonymous than mumsnet (I post non blog stuff under a different name). I still use Mn for off loading!

trouble2plus2 · 07/01/2012 21:06

Mine is completely me, which is self-indulgent but I thought the idea of a blog is a 'web-log', a diary, a journal. If I wanted to write for a populist magazine about other people, I would do so. My blog is me, my family, my thoughts and my life. Other people like what I've got to say and I don't want to temper what I say incase I come across self-indulgent, because that would be defeating the object.

overmydeadbody · 07/01/2012 21:09

butterfly my blog is totally self-indulgent too. It's all about things I do, things I like, and things that inspire me. I do it for me though so it's allowed to be self-indulgent.

That's what blogs are for!

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