I am currently reading through old blog posts and realising how much more open I was back then. I think it stemmed partly from the fact that for the first 4 months or so, I only received 1 or 2 comments, and that led me to believe that no one was reading my blog. Consequently, I wrote with a lot less inhibitions. Although I had sent the link out to so many friends when I left Boston, it seemed that no one was bothering to read it (and at the time, I didn't know how to check who was viewing my blog).
I wrote a lot more about feminism, about my dreams and ambitions, my personality - topics I haven't blogged about it a while. Maybe it's just a reflection of the things going on at the moment or the issues on my mind. I think there's probably a time factor too. I am probably less likely to start a detailed write-up on a subject if I don't have the time to write it as well as I would like. Perhaps there's also the realisation that this stuff is on the Internet, afterall!
Well, it's an interesting thing for me to note, nonetheless. I wonder how my personality comes across through my writing - or if it does. I wonder if other people find themselves increasingly more comfortable with expressing themselves to potentially thousands of people out there or if the gradual realisation of the magnitude of their audience slowly freezes them up?
At least, I'm glad that I'm still blogging. I wasn't sure it would last.