We all have stories to tell. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to express them in writing. And some of us are lucky enough to have blogs to tell our stories.
But there are often stories and experiences that we need to share, that are so difficult to do. These are intensely personal. We’re afraid to share them on our blogs or put our names to them, for fear of being found out. We fear that writing these stories might offend or embarrass our friends friends and family who read our blogs or who are a part of these experiences. Yes, it’s important to be authentic, but it’s also important not to throw people under the bus when we tell all.
If you’ve read some of my posts, you’ll know that I tend to couch my words so as not to name people. Sometimes I’ll even change the gender of someone I’m sharing about so no one can guess who I’m alluding to. But it’s hard to hold back in this way.
I’ve been thinking of this for a while now. And here’s what I’ve come up with.
Anonymously Me will be regular column in which you are invited to share your personal stories anonymously here. We know how venting and realizing that others have similar experiences helps . Comments will be open on these posts for about 15 days and the writer can respond to them via an anonymous ID that I will set up.
Please be assured of me keeping your information (if you use your email address) confidential. Only the content you send for posting will appear here.
So send me your stories, using an anonymous email address if you like, via the contact form. The stories should be 500 words or more. I reserve the right to edit language and grammar. Any other edits will be made in consultation with you.
Should you have any questions, please ask them in a comment here or using the contact form.
Anonymously Me will be a safe place to land your personal stories. I’m grateful to my blogger friends who encouraged me to go ahead with this idea. Thank you!
“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen. ” ― Harley Davidson