Am I Gwendolyn?

I was checking out Em’s Blog where she has admitted writing a secret blog…

That got me to thinking… I used to have a secret blog – I was Princess Sultana and I used to write about what I really felt about things/people/my relationships etc. But I let it lapse and the reason I think I let it lapse is that I write for people to read. I need the reader-writer relationship to be in place for this to be worthwhile. Even if it is only one reader.

I accept that that means that I’m probably shallow and that sometimes I can’t say what I really want to say (not that I seem to censor very much!!) but that’s me.

I wonder that I didn’t think of writing a journal and leaving it lying around the house for someone to read… maybe I needed a comments facility… maybe I need more than one reader? Maybe my one reader needs to be someone other than those who I live with. An outsider validating my life by reading my blog. That’s a bit scary. 🙂

Maybe I am Gwendolyn from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest: “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”