I struggle with my blog posts quite a bit.
Should I write truthfully, changing names to protect people’s identity?
Or should I only write a version of the truth, putting a spin on things so that no one gets cross at me?
It’s a tough tightrope to walk.
On the one hand, I want to capture events as close to reality as possible.
On the other hand, sometimes people don’t behave as well as they should as the results are. . . well. . . entertaining.
The other day I wrote a password protected post.
In it, I described being intimate with an [ahem] well-endowed man with very little foreplay.
You can imagine the results.
I cross my legs just thinking about it.
What I left out was that I probably instigated the sex prematurely when I handed my partner a bottle of lube.
Not for sex, but for lubrication.
I was damp from the hot tub and he was dry.
Touching him was like trying to slide naked down a hot slide.
It was sticky so I grabbed lube!
I left out other key details as well.
So although I didn’t lie, the truth wasn’t captured completely, and the blog post made my date sound like a real jerk when the reality was he really was only trying to make me happy.
Who’s the jerk now?
In any case, I’ve decided that since I will continue to blog, I need to be as accurate as possible.
But I also anticipate that I will get in trouble again.
People just want to censor you when you mention them.
Par for the course in blogging.
Honestly, writers should come with a warning: