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what to write about and why

Question for the f-list: if you're going to write about yourself, should you be completely, unflinchingly honest, or sanitize it for awkwardness?
Also, where does one draw the line between a mind-numbing recitation of daily trivia and a rather brief but still confusing precis, such as what one might find in a resume? Consider that a good part of the potential audience has no idea what you've been up to for the last thirty-two years.

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huladavid
May. 10th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
I'd rather go for the latter. Maybe it's because of all the work I've done with confidential information, but I'd rather protect the identity of someone--even if I'm mad at them. I'd rather err on the side of caution.

But who I'm talking to also matters. If it's one of my social workers, or a therapist, then everything's out on the table.

Also, depending on the situation, I'd not want to luxuriate in the drama, the retelling, so I'd try to get by with as few details as possible. Or as few details about others.

Does this make sense? I've literally nodded off three times while posting ths.
wombat_socho
May. 10th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
I've literally nodded off three times while posting ths.

Despite that. it's actually quite coherent and extremely helpful.

Edited at 2009-05-10 04:15 pm (UTC)
huladavid
May. 10th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Ah! So that's the secret to good writing.
wombat_socho
May. 11th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
It clearly works for you. :D
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