Most of us don’t go around telling total strangers about the most intimate parts of our lives. We don’t even share these parts with most of our family or close friends.
These secrets become our little treasures or burdens. There may be a number of reasons that we don’t talk about them; maybe we’re just private and choose to keep things close to our chest; or we’re embarrassed about our quirks, maybe we’re scared that would be ostracized by our community if they knew the weird things we find interesting. The secrets may be big and small but they are ours and we hold on to them with a tight fist.
What is fascinating to see, however, is how the blogosphere opens that fist for a lot of us. We start to share incredibly intimate and embarrassing things about themselves through this medium with little or no fear. Why is that? Why do we choose to share it with the entire world on the internet?