As a blogger, you have to find a balance between sharing your personal life with your readers and maintaining a level of privacy for yourself and your family and friends. Mostly, I’ve just kept my personal life separate by default because it’s easier that way. For my first three years blogging, Andrei was ‘The Mister,’ and I almost never posted any pictures of him or the rest of my family and friends.
The more time I’ve spent blogging, the more comfortable I’ve become with sharing the occasional personal detail, but it’s still something that I find to be a constant adjustment – not something that comes as naturally to me as sharing a tutorial or blog better post.
Point being, it’s sometimes easier to share nothing at all than to get personal and open up your ‘real life’ to the public. It’s a tricky balance, but I also know that I feel a much greater connection to a blog when I feel like I’ve ‘met’ the author in some way – something beyond tutorials or outfit posts.
With that in mind, read on after the jump for some pictures from my “real life.”
What do you guys think? What are you willing to put out there to the public, and where do you draw that line?
Do you feel more connected when a blogger shares bits and pieces of their life, or do you prefer to stick to the blog’s topic?
On a lighter note, these photos, all taken by me and edited using these actions, are from a recent boating trip I took with some wonderful friends. We do this little one-day getaway every year, and it’s something we all really look forward to.
Do you have any fun traditions with your family or friends that you look forward to year after year?
This is the closest you’re going to get to seeing me in a bikini on the internet. That, my friends, is where I draw the line. How much sharing is too much for me? There’s your answer!!!
I’m a sucker for retro packaging, and who doesn’t love an ice-cold, bright-blue, Santa-endorsed cream soda on a hot summer afternoon?
For some comic relief, enjoy “Three Ways Not to Get on a Floatie…”
If you want to know the truth, I had enough photos from this tragic attempt to show you 21 ways to never end up properly situated on a raft. Thanks for playing the role of opportunistic photographer, Andrei… ;D
It’s not an early-morning, all-day boat trip without a mimosa to kick it off and greet the day. You’ll never convince me otherwise.