Hiding behind the screen

The Internet is an odd place.  Some  people just sit back and observe and some of us put it all out there for all to see whether they want to or not. 

Some people blog as themselves and others blog as they want others to see them.   

  Some people tell the truth and others fabricate some or all of what they put out there.  Some people post only what makes them happy and others only post what makes them depressed.   

 What we see online isn’t always what it seems. 

Some don’t post much negative things because they get enough negativity in their life that they don’t want to focus on it in their posts.  

The web is a happy place for some. 

On some blogs life is always sunny and happy.  That doesn’t mean that everything is always sunny and happy, it means that is what they choose to focus on. The person that is posting happy all the time may be living a miserable life and being happy online may be the only happy life they have. 

Some people post their demons. They try and cast out their negativity on the Internet. Purging, I call it. 

I’ve done both. I’ve had two websites, one puking out every pissed off feeling, all my anger and depressed thoughts and the other is all sunshine and unicorns.  

My point is… You cannot know someone from what you see online.  

That cheerful blog you are reading may be masking a person dying of cancer. 

That seemingly mad, insane ranting blog, may have a quiet little church mouse librarian hiding behind it.  

The blog telling of the blogger traveling all over the world, may just be a recluse googling pics of destinations they long to go on but really don’t have the money or guts to actually go.  

Someone posting organic recipes and great healthy ideas may be a dreamer hoping that someday that will be how they live. 

Life and online blogging is complicated. 

I call myself a hippie. But am I really or is it who I want to be or who I want the reader to believe I am?

photo courtesy Kelly’s Kottage Inc. ©

That’s the fun of the Internet. 

Hippie Lady ☮✌🏼️

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