So here’s this week’s provocative question (actually three questions):
“Is there a ‘blogging-you’ who is different from the real-world you? If so, how are the two ‘yous’ different? How has the ‘blogging-you’ evolved since you first started blogging?”
I read your post and the answer you were given, and I don’t agree, but that doesn’t matter. I started blogging to bring awareness to Bladder cancer and Uterine cancer because I’ve had both, survived, obviously, and wanted to answer any questions about them. When I had these experiences I had no one to ask or help. The bladder cancer poses lots of them and only someone who has been to hell and back with it can explain. That’s what I tried to do, honestly and graphically.
More importantly, I approached it with humor, as you must in most horrid situations. Your body is permanently changed, there’s always a threat of recurrence, and the actual physical part was never explained to me. Yes there was a video we watched, but it might as well have been a cartoon with the Road Runner, myself being the RR. I thought, someone needs to explain truthfully what happens and what to expect.
That is why I started. Receiving only one question in three years, it was a bust. So I decided to try other things, stating my thoughts, my childhood experiences, and using prompts to do it. I do a bit of everything–whatever strikes my fancy you might say. I make up words, forget punctuation, and poetic form. I’m not saying I do it well, but it’s fun and I enjoy it. “That’s all she wrote.”
As usual, I’m missing the other part of the you, but what you see is what you get, I’m afraid.