cibo – 2008-05-30 8:42 AM Like James, I always thought the best writers are those that dared and share. The secret of course is what to share and how much to share, but still…My blog is maybe 90% personal stories about my family and life. But if you really look, I don’t share anything important. Nothing truly revealing. I value my privacy. I tell people all the time–this stuff is true, except for the stuff that isn’t. If I wouldn’t share it with the lady at the grocery store, I won’t post it on my blog. And it’s not all true. The secret is if I can write something personal and MAKE you think it’s true and private. Then I’ve succeeded.
Exactly!! Just because someone shares their personal stuff on a blog does not make them a better writer than those who choose to share the whole nitty-gritty.