I received a question on my Tumblr about whether or not I censor posts… like do I decide to post things only because I think it will be popular or interesting…
The answer… Yes/No. However, the reason why I would censor something has nothing to do with popularity. Instead, I don’t share some information regarding my personal life. Although, I do try to balance fun preppy material things with my ridiculous life stories/freakouts, I have a life outside of the internet!
I remember a day in elementary school when I came to the realization that teachers didn’t live in their classroom. “What? Mrs. Behnke has a house? She doesn’t live here?” I knew my teacher and loved her. She wore dresses that with pleats and matching belts (think Mrs. Frizzle). She knew everything about science and did the best hands-on projects and demonstrations.
Was the magic of teachers gone after realizing they didn’t live in the school? No. In fact, it made me appreciate them even more. They were people! They had families, and pets, and interests. Fast forward a few years, and my family was invited to Mrs. Behnke’s farm. Instead of dresses, she wore jeans. She showed us her extensive collection of Broadway posters. She drove us to visit the cows in a huge truck.
I saw a whole new side to her.
Back to the question. Yes, I do “censor” posts. I don’t blog about just anything that comes to my mind. And I don’t blog about things that I don’t feel belong on the internet (namely: boys).
At the same time, I am 100% myself on here. I don’t blog about things to be “popular.” I blog about things I like, in the context that this is a blog. Does that make sense?
Bloggers, do you censor posts?