I, you and we

I’m a personal journal/diary writer. It’s my trade of 10+ years and from doing that writing in first person using ‘I’ is something that comes naturally to me.

But when writing in a space for other people to read I’ve started to realise that unless I’m writing for you to get to know me then I should start using you or we.

And sometimes that means writing and then re-writing. But it’s not just about the use of I. It’s about having this space not feel like my journal (minus names and places).

But sometimes the use of I is necessary because I like to throw in bits of my life here and there so you know where I’m coming from rather than just throwing out things that are ‘helpful’.

Sort of like an apology

I suppose this blog is an indication of where I’m at in life. I’ve noticed slowly more and more personal snippets have seeped into my last few blog posts.

There’s been mentions of people and feelings which I never expected I’d put out on here but I think the only reason I’m okay with it is because I’m keeping things somewhat vague.

This post is sort of an apology because I’ve been using this blog to mull over my personal life and that’s not really what The Daily Gemm is about.

I want to get back to my other kinds of posts that are about observations of life and the human experience.