Getting More Personal

Over the last couple months I’m sure some of you have noticed that I’ve been sharing more personal stories.   This isn’t to say that the blog is going to be all personal (I’ll keep the the mixture of technical to personal to irrelevant), it’s something to share a bit about myself in my writing.   Sometimes I don’t get personal and tell my own stories at all.   I think this leads to an abstraction to any regular readers that do not really know who I am.

Telling the stories that mean something to me is two-fold.   One is that it is cathartic like my Month of Mom series, others are just blowing off steam.   The second major thing is it makes sure that there is a record some where for my son to have the stories about me that I may forget to pass down in the old oral tradition – in my day we had modems that moved 1.4 KB down or up the network at a time – and we liked it.

I also think in a way it makes me a better writer.   I think it gets me in touch with the things that are away from the realm of technical.  The people that follow or friended me on any of the services I use can have a peek at me in a way that other bloggers don’t share.   Other bloggers can stay on set topics for an overall blog better then I can, so it’s a hodge podge here of what you may or may not get.

I hope everyone is enjoying the ride.

  • Miragi

    Definitely cool to get to know someone better. It's hard for me to get in to too many intimate details of past or present because, quite frankly, I'm better at trying to pretend that nothing bad ever happened. I envy your ability to put it out there. I'm still testing the waters to see if I wanna jump in and spill all my beans.

    Maybe you should put all your posts in a book of some sort for your baby(ies) when they are all grown. I mean, dude, what if the internet blows up!! :)

    Happy Weekend!

  • creeva

    I have backups of all my posts – though still online. Eventually I'm going to print out each year of posts in an archive and keep them offline.

    Part of the reason I write the personal stuff is that their will be a record of my life that my great great grandkids can know who I am.

  • Miragi

    That's an excellent plan! There's not enough of history being kept any more. I know my parents really don't bother…..and my husband's parents didn't and haven't done so either. (My mother in law passed away back in 07). People need to know more about the past, and the only way to do it is with our stories.

    Rock on! :)

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    I have backups of all my posts – though still online. Eventually I'm going to print out each year of posts in an archive and keep them offline.

    Part of the reason I write the personal stuff is that their will be a record of my life that my great great grandkids can know who I am.

    Link: http://creeva.com/2009/01/10/getting-more-perso


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  • Miragi

    Definitely cool to get to know someone better. It's hard for me to get in to too many intimate details of past or present because, quite frankly, I'm better at trying to pretend that nothing bad ever happened. I envy your ability to put it out there. I'm still testing the waters to see if I wanna jump in and spill all my beans.

    Maybe you should put all your posts in a book of some sort for your baby(ies) when they are all grown. I mean, dude, what if the internet blows up!! :)

    Happy Weekend!

  • http://creeva.com creeva

    I have backups of all my posts – though still online. Eventually I'm going to print out each year of posts in an archive and keep them offline.

    Part of the reason I write the personal stuff is that their will be a record of my life that my great great grandkids can know who I am.

  • Miragi

    That's an excellent plan! There's not enough of history being kept any more. I know my parents really don't bother…..and my husband's parents didn't and haven't done so either. (My mother in law passed away back in 07). People need to know more about the past, and the only way to do it is with our stories.

    Rock on! :)

    Disqus <> wrote: creeva wrote, in response to Miragi:

    I have backups of all my posts – though still online. Eventually I'm going to print out each year of posts in an archive and keep them offline.

    Part of the reason I write the personal stuff is that their will be a record of my life that my great great grandkids can know who I am.

    Link: http://creeva.com/2009/01/10/getting-more-perso


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