I agree there’s many things that shouldn’t be shared on social media and instead kept private. I also feel it’s overkill when people share the details of a meal, their new shoes, when they took a shower and for how long.

But when it comes to writing, I feel that’s entirely different. We want to share our stories, our opinions and views. It’s the purpose of writing. I’d like to believe even fiction is somehow based from real experiences in someone’s life.

For myself, I want to bear it all, tell it how it is, keep it real because each writer has their own unique voice, and that voice can only be heard through our stories. I need for my readers to know my voice. That’s what keeps them reading!

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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