Now that the wedding is over, I’m no longer meandering through wedding blogs. I’m not watching Whose Wedding is it Anyway? and I haven’t sought out Martha Stewart Weddings. I haven’t even visited Weddingbee at all because most of my favorite bloggers have up and left due to the Weddingbee/eHarmony merger. I still find myself going to Offbeat Bride, because I love pretty much everything about the site. I bought the book last fall after Oscar proposed and read through it hungrily. This morning when I went over to check out what was new, I noticed Ariel (author and blogger) had posted a link to her personal blog – which I immediately checked out.
I usually check out tags first to see what kinds o’ stuff I can see. One tag in particular spoke to me – Oversharing: Adventures on Confessional Culture. (I’ll give you a few minutes to read it yourself)
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Still need more time? (It’s ok, I married a slow reader, I know**)
Um – She’s practically giving away her book idea! It’s a phenomenal idea, and to that end, anyone that would actually take her UP on her offer would be erring on the side of bad karma. I loved it. Luffed it. Lurrrved it.
I do hope she writes it. Or puts together a collection of essays about the topic – this is something I want to know more about because, I tend to blog on the side of oversharing, too. (And talking to me? Fuhgettaboutit – you know ALL. All you gotta do is ask.)
My concern is writing as an oversharer versus writing anonymously due to the stories of people getting canned for blogging. I’d like to think I’ve gotten smart about the subject, but I still prefer to keep everything in a Here-I-am format rather than Here’s-some-of-me. Careless? Maybe. But I’d rather have one less “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” in my life.
**EDIT – I was informed after he read this entry that in first grade he was reading at a 6th grade level and speed. I’m sorry, that must have been my *other* husband. Go Speed Racer, Go.