I've been thinking about this lately because there are blog posts everywhere that talk about "being yourself" on your blog and in your writing, but how much of what you read on blogs is actually accurate? Do you try to put on a good face even when you are feeling down? Do you avoid writing about the negative things in your life? Do you really say "lovlies" in real life?
For me personally, I feel like my voice is the truest. Like, when I say "dude" I would totally say that at that moment had we been talking face to face. I like to write the way I would actually talk. But there are certain things that I don't like to mention on my blog and that intentional subtraction could be taken as if I don't experience those certain things at all. For instance, I don't like to talk about my anxiety and the nights where I get the shakes and want to dry heave for no reason and think I'm going to die so that doesn't mean I don't experience darkness and shitty things like that in life. I don't talk about my friends, well because we are new to the area and to be honest, I still have yet to make any. And also, I don't want to put info out into cyberspace about a real life friend who most likely doesn't even know this blog exists. That doesn't really seem fair. And I'd feel like a tool asking them, "Oh hey, is it okay with you if I put this dorky picture of us stuffing our faces with ice cream on my blog?"
But overall, yes I think I do accurately represent myself online, minus the super personal things that are probably too depressing and stupid to read about anyway. Life isn't perfect and I don't try to make it look otherwise. So how accurately do you represent yourself online? Do you feel like it's hard to do or does it come easy to you?