Bloggers are talking about this. About writing their truths, getting raw, speaking from the heart.
But they're scared. Afraid to be "found out." Afraid of baring the soul.
I mean, as bloggers, especially one's who write about positive things and self-development, we're supposed to have it all together, right? We're supposed to live what we write about, otherwise, we're just telling other people how to live a life we know nothing about. We're liars.
That's what we're afraid of at least.
But remember this...we're also human.
That means we don't always have it together. Some days are crap. Some days we're really moody and speak badly of ourselves and eat lots of junk food. Sometimes we just don't live what we write about and that's okay.
I don't know why, but it's easy for me to write in the raw. I've always been able to expose my scars, my flesh and bones to the world. I have no problem writing about the dark stuff, sad things, pieces of my life that drip of fear and pain. Or even just about the days I don't really believe a word I'm saying.
I thought this was relatively easy for everyone, but I've been reading a lot of blog posts from people who were afraid to push "publish" on that very raw piece of writing. They were afraid to show the imperfect parts.
But when they did it, and I've found this to be true for me as well, people responded. People resonated. People really like to read about other's truths.
Sometimes people don't want to read another blog post about rainbows and laughter and how everything is peachy keen. Sometimes they just want to read a good sad story and they want to see that the person on the other side of the screen is human just like them.
So don't be afraid to uncover the flaws, the failings, the not-so-happy moments. Because ultimately, all of those things have led to breakthroughs, happiness, wisdom. Those moments made you who you are. Own them.
Get naked. Let the words flow. Even if they're not happy ones. We want to read them because they're true.