While talking to my friends recently, they mentioned that I do not talk about my day job much online. My friends know what I do for a living, but they mentioned it because after keeping this blog for four years and it’s sister blog for ten years this year, not very many people who read my blogs mention they want to know what I actually do for a living. When I started my first blog (This blog’s sister, Essie of Who) many people I knew offline at that time demanded to know what I do for a living. I chose to not share that online, but they still demanded to know what I do for a living.
There are reasons why I chose not to openly share what I do for a living, but the basic reason is because of privacy. Even though I keep blogs and YouTube channels, I also don’t like to talk about my personal life as much as some do on their own blogs. I am naturally more outgoing than reserved, but also make an effort to choose when I’m outgoing and when I’m reserved based off the situation I’m currently in. I don’t want to overshare, but if I need to because the situation calls for it, I will. I’m not perfect when it comes to choosing the time to be outgoing or reserved, but over the course of my life doing this has prevented me from suffering from embarrassing situations that could be avoided if I thought before I spoke.
This is also how I try to approach what I talk about online. By doing this, it keeps myself accountable for my actions and keeps myself from believing what I post online will never be discovered. This is especially important to me because I work freelance. My employers usually find me online and, if they find a post by me talking about my co workers and/or my employer in a very poor way, they may not rehire me. Knowing this, and witnessing other freelancers get fired because of the posts they make on their personal social media, I decided to play it safe and not talk much about my job online.
In addition to this, I also like my privacy. I don’t mind talking about certain subjects in a public way, but there are others I don’t. My job is one of the subjects I don’t like to talk about publicly.
I do plan to talk about my day job in the future, but right now I’m very happy talking about other subjects that I like to talk about.