Over the last few weeks, I have grown up a lot. I have been my son’s biggest advocate at school, played a role in a community rally to save our school and bitten my tongue on more than one occasion. In fact, I am doing that right this minute. I had the perfect Aloha Friday question today, but am opting not to do it. The main reason is it is not worth the fall out. It will be too obvious to those that read it what I am referring to, and quite honestly I am once again going to be the adult here.
So my question for you this week:
Do you ever find yourself self
censoring -er monitoring things you say/do, especially online because of who may see it and take it the wrong (or right) way? What do you do in these situations?
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No. I really do not write too much about myself online and what I do share is nothing I would mind anyone seeing.
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Booking Through Thursday – Learning to Read =-.
Actually online is where I am most open about my opinions and I feel free in a way. I do censor myself, though, around certain people like my mom-in-law and some other relatives, my kids, or the people my husband works with at the courthouse. I know that some people are just more sensitive than others and try to take that into account, too. One of my sis-in-laws is very quiet and sensitive and you know if you’ve upset her because she just won’t talk to you the entire day you are around her so, I actually try to keep her engaged in the conversation and make her feel welcomed, but I also monitor what I say. Good question!
.-= Roxanne D.´s last blog ..Circumcision – What To Do? =-.
Yes I do and I avoid the those topics. I didn’t realize that my family reads it, my husband’s coworkers read it and that’s enough for me to just keep it light.
.-= Pamela M. Kramer´s last blog ..Freebie Friday – Link Up #contests and prizes every Friday =-.
This is why I try to get away from family and friends so that I can have my space to just be open to let my thoughts out.
But yes I do find myself censoring because of not wanting to hurt others
.-= JamericanSpice´s last blog ..An Apple A Day – Aloha Friday! =-.
Actually no. I’m pretty open about my feelings and my beliefs online, even about politics. The only thing I don’t do is talk about people online. I hate the bashing stuff.
.-= ConnieFoggles´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Spring Break =-.
I do sometimes but I do try to say whats on my mind.
.-= The Social Frog´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.
Because I do have an online biz, I do watch what I post. Sometimes its just best to not comment.
.-= East Coast Wahine´s last blog ..It’s Aloha Friday #25 =-.
I do tend to censor myself, both online and in real life. I really hate conflict and always try to avoid it. But, at times, I wish I could be more confident and outspoken (especially in real life).
.-= Kari´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Alarm Clock =-.
Um…yes! YES! all the time. I just had a anonymous conversation. I have an opinion and I AM afraid to use it. :)
.-= Susan´s last blog ..Ramble On =-.
I don#’t tend to write about my feelings online, buit i will blog anything that has particularly annoyed me. I think I tend to avoid anything that can stir up family politics to save the fall out.
.-= Rach´s last blog ..Happy April Fools =-.
Yes. All the time. Like they say, don’t talk politics or religion, etc. I don’t get involved with that, espec. on my blog.
Hope you have a great Friday♥
.-= Sue´s last blog ..WW #101 "Red Sox Umbrella" =-.
Yes. I respect everyone’s right to have an opinion, but not everyone feels the same way. Also, I have some very controversial opinions on things and don’t want to be judged by them. It’s no one’s place nor their business. But I respect anyone who is open to any degree online and off. I’m just not that comfortable, not yet anyway. :)
.-= Anne Bender´s last blog ..Happy Easter, Jannie =-.
It’s all part of growing older- learning how to pick and choose your battles. I once came out against a certain big fat lobby and a prominent blogger for that big fat lobby picked up my post. Needless to say, I had a lot of traffic of all kinds.
Have a great weekend!
.-= Harriet´s last blog ..It’s a heat wave!!! WOOHOO! =-.
I do try to censor myself. Sometimes I put my foot in my mouth and say something I shouldn’t around people and then regret it later. It’s a process I think.
.-= shelly´s last blog ..Aloha Friday: Good Friday =-.
I am pretty open online or in my actual life (one of my new resolutions), but I do find censoring myself sometimes mostly to protect some people in my life.
.-= Bibi´s last blog ..Moving Is Easy If You Are A New Yorker =-.
HI! I always think about things first.Cause once it’s out there there is No taking it back!On my blog,though,its mine!!Happy Passover!!!
.-= twincerely,Olga´s last blog ..Music MondaY!!!! =-.
Yeah I do, but I want to start getting a little more controversial.
.-= Sarah Berry´s last blog ..Friday Follow! =-.
.-= Simply Cathi´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – The Dairy =-.
I am probably the most open and honest online. I can get away with it because most of the people in my world who will take things the wrong or right way either do not read or will not say anything if they do. That said there have been a lot of things that have been running through my head lately that I will not blog about. They are more personal. With much more fallout if they go the wrong way. It is a difficult place because I have no real outlet for them. I do not feel can be openly honest with most of the people I know about these things. And I would love to get some opinions on them but I will not. I will not put them out there as I do not want the wrong people to see and read and judge.
That said feel free to shoot me an email if getting it off your chest will help. :)
.-= Upstatemomof3´s last blog ..To Bed Or Not To Bed =-.
I try to be careful about what I say and how I say it. The thing with the written word is that it can sometimes be misinterpreted since you can’t hear the tone of the author’s voice. Plus, I’m not very good with confrontations.
.-= kailani´s last blog ..My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths =-.
I am basically myself on line just like I would be offline. Can’t teach an old dog new tricks LOL :)
.-= Thom´s last blog ..The T-Shirt Test and Twenty Dollars =-.
Yes I do.
.-= Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog ..Take Me Back Tuesday & Flashback Friday =-.
YEP! ALL the time! I HATE drama and avoid it at all cost so I bite my tongue and stay in my little corner of the blogoverse and try not to ruffle any feathers.
Yes, there are things I won’t blog about and things that I wish I could write about but feel I can’t without offending people in my life or making things difficult for my family. Sometimes I wish I could go to a forum and post privately as someone else to get feedback from others about certain situations.
.-= Holly at Tropic of Mom´s last blog ..Spring break at the beach =-.
As far as for that I really maybe watch my language in front of the kids do to they’re in the repeating stage right now. Censoring myself on line yes just a bit, only because my daughter is also a blogger, and I would never blog about anything that might embarrass her.
.-= Xmasdolly´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Carmela – My Mom! Happy Birthday! =-.
Yes I do. And, I don’t hit send.
.-= hip chick´s last blog ..Weekend Reflections =-.
I don’t write to much personal stuff so I haven’t ever thought of that before. I would censor myself if I thought I needed to!
Have a great weekend!
.-= Natalie A.´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #12 =-.