Yes... I feel I can be fully myself here. I dont have to fit into some box if I dont want to, nor have people bug me about stuff. I can just block them if they do, ha ha.. cant do that as easily with family or people from church. But it really wasn't until I became a youth minister that I saw the benefit and perhaps necessity of having a place where I had some anonymity. When you are someone like a preacher or minister, there are a lot of expectation on you, some ok, but a lot are not... it is nice to have a place where I dont feel that weight nor worry something I said will be taken way out of proportion and bite me in the butt in real life, especially when applying for jobs and stuff can be found online.
When I first got on xanga I wanted them to,I begged them too.I linked it to my Facebook when I got Facebook then came the crap from my family talking to people I didn't even know and me being shy pretty much in real life that didn't get it.I posted stuff mostly about my faith on my first xanga then as I met people and get to know them I loosened up and started being goofy like I can be in real life only here I could be goofy and not get looks like I need to grow up,it was fun here.I have come and gone from xanga over and over and its beeen mostly due to how certain family take me being on here.I finally settled on Goofy fishing for my profile pic because it describes me best.I'm goofy and I love to fish.I will still talk about my faith and I get too frustrated talking about politics here so I mostly keeep it to kidding around and trying to geta laugh out of people now....SURELY I can't get into trouble doing that?
I prefer they not. I'm a fairly private person..hence no more facebook. Like a lot of people said, this is my outlet to express myself without being condemned and judged on versus in real life you feel like you need to censor yourself a little..
I'd really rather not. I feel like I have to exude a certain image to most / all of my real-life friends whenever I can, and if they were allowed to peek inside the world that is my xanga, all of that would be for naught.
Oh yeah. Xanga is free from real life things. Which is why I am free to openly call my coworker "Clueless One" and have no fear of anyone finding out. I like the fact that I don't have to censor myself or be nice when talking about people I don't really like.
Xanga is my place and if you have a problem with it, you'll just have to get over it. I blog, and I don't blog in a way that is meant to be personal. I blog because I want to reach people. I prefer not to discuss it in person, because thats what comments are for, but people will just have to get over it.