Honesty vs. Oversharing – Where is the line in the blogging world?

Hello my lovelies! Oh my days……spring is finally here! I’m beyond excited for some bleedin’ sunshine. It feels like it’s been forever since I felt the sun on my face, as was able to enjoy being outside.

I took a bit of a blogging and digital detox a couple of weeks ago, it was definitely needed. Sometimes just shutting off and spending time with my other half and my family is just what I need to give my mind a bit of a break. By stepping away from social media and my writing meant that my mind had the chance to think of other things…like where the honesty vs. oversharing line is when blogging.

Now, I pride myself on being honest when I blog. I try to not write loads of bullsh*t and give you guys the honest truth, there’s no point trying to write about a product I’ve used if it’s ruined my skin or that I genuinely don’t work! But where’s the line? When does honesty turn into oversharing? How can you walk the fine line whilst staying true to your own blogging voice?

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Never forget why you started your blog

Why do you blog? What made you start blogging? Make sure you keep this goal in mind when you fill your posts with honesty.

Remember who you’re audience are

Never forget who you’re writing for. If your blog isn’t designed to be too personal don’t discuss your nights out and how embarrassing they may have been. Keep it professional. If you have a lifestyle blog like mine, it can sometimes be super tempting to include every little detail about your life on here.

What I have learnt is that, not only are some aspects of my life really not that interesting (like doing laundry), some need to be private. I try not to include everything that James and I do on here because it’s still nice to have a life away from the internet.

Just make sure you know your readers and what they want.

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Make it yours and take risks

Remember your blog is yours! It’s your own personal little corner of the internet. You and you alone have the power to let your true character come out and shine. Don’t hold back! You may be a real introvert in reality but by letting your personality out online, it will feel good and empowering, and probably help you in real life situations.

By being authentic, it will be easier for your readers to relate to you. When your audience can tell that you are saying something from the heart, they will be able to connect with you on a deeper level.  

Don’t worry though, finding the right balance between authenticity and oversharing takes some practice. Keep your purpose in mind, and then be true to yourself and open up if it feels right.

Have you ever struggled with finding the line? Let me know your advice in the comments 🙂

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2 responses to “Honesty vs. Oversharing – Where is the line in the blogging world?”

  1. lauren says:

    Good read! I find that (especially in the lifestyle niche), everyone contemplates at one point or another about where exactly the line between public and privacy needs to be drawn. While I do believe that it’s okay to write about aspects of my life, as long as it fits with my blog, there needs to be that level of privacy about certain aspects of my life that I don’t share. I’ve always believed in “don’t air your dirty laundry”, and I plan on sticking to that in this digital world too!

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