What’s the use of having a blog when every time you want to write something personal, how you feel, for example, or what happened to you on a certain day, you’ll think that whatever you write can (and will) be used against you?
I’m not saying that I want to say bad things about other people that they eventually will hate me and insult me and dissect my blog entries and point out that everything I say is stupid. I just mean that there are some things that I wish to share with the world, but can’t, because I know that when certain people read it, they’ll interpret it differently (no matter how careful I am with my words), and there’s nothing wrong with that, really. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, what I really mean that I don’t like is those people who suddenly think they know you and that they’re close to you, and that they can ask you personal questions in real life, just because they’ve read your blog. I mean sure, when you put something out for the world to see, presumably, it’s okay for you to talk about it with strangers, right? So why be mad when someone who knows you in real life asks you about what you wrote?
I don’t know. It’s just different when your friends know things about you, different when people you don’t know and have never met also know things, and people you don’t even like will know things about you as well. LJ’s Friend filter function is good, but if you do that to all your entries, then the chance that a remarkably insightful stranger will chance upon your entry and give you a valuable opinion would be impossible.
I wish that instead of a “Friends” filter where you can let only your friends see what you’ve written, there’s something like an “Enemies” filter that lets you choose only the certain people who won’t be able to read your blog. Not that I have enemies, just, well, we all have people we know but we don’t like them knowing about our personal lives. Right?