One of the things that constantly does the rounds in the blogosphere is blogging and honesty.
Jenn from Mountains and Musings recently posted a post called Early Morning Ramble and it sang to me when usually this argument makes me yawn quite a lot. Perhaps you too?
So let’s just squash these once and for all.
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I'm anonymous and I take offense to people who preach this. Yes some are trolls, but you know what trolls make up fake names and fake pictures too. There are so many reasons a blogger may choose to be anonymous, don't assume it's because they're a fake.
Anonymous bloggers aren't any less real than bloggers who have their face or their name or their address up everywhere.
2. Once you share an opinion on something that word is as good as gold.
I don't know about you but I change my mind all the time. One day I'm all about how wonderful broccoli is. The next I'm all "Yeah but these salty chips are way better." Same goes for the way I parent my children and any beliefs I have.
I am the first to admit I know jack shit about a lot of stuff so I will nod in agreeance on the smallest of statements and when I look into something further I may find my opinion *gasp* changes. I won't apologise for changing my opinion and it doesn't make me a liar or a fake, it makes me human. We all have the power to choose to change our opinion on something and we shouldn't have to refer to something that may have been said yonks ago.
3. I disagree with you so I must be a shit stirrer.
Blogging for me is about sharing thoughts and bouncing ideas off of a wide variety of people. Not everyone will agree with me and that's life, just as I won't always agree with you.
I am all for people being able to come here and say they disagree in a respectful way. I have no problem saying that I share a different opinion to other people. It's not to create a fight but usually because I like to be enlightened on another perspective, and at the very least have my own views challenged so I can feel surer of my opinion.
It's wonderful to share an opinion respectfully under whichever name you choose. It's also fine to change your opinion, your truth.
It's ok to be you. Miss Pink is me as much as the name my friends and family know me by. Don't let anyone tell you who you are or make you feel less you because of your words. You know who you are and if you're speaking your truth in the moment and that will show.
Stop expecting the worst in everyone and open your eyes to the good.
Do you share your truth? Is your guard permanently up?