Living your life so publicly has it rewards, but I would assume it also has its drawbacks. What do you see as the pluses and minuses? Also, do you think it makes it difficult for you to find and keep a bf who is interested in the ‘real’ you?

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Running the blog does have its rewards and its drawbacks. Over the years I have had to deal with stalkers, attempted blackmail and abuse, but the rewards of running the blog have made these things seem tiny in comparison. The blog began as a way to name and shame people using my pics on their profiles but has grown in to what you see today.
Being able to write about the good times and the bad has become a very cathartic experience and has helped me fight my depression on many occasions. The support network I have built up around the world is amazing and my readers give me so much.

Being in the public eye has meant that people who are essentially strangers know a lot about me and what is going on in my life. I try to make sure that I write and speak from the heart so the person you see on the blog is as close to the real me as I can show. I don’t mind sharing and whether people like me or not is up to them.

Because of the blog I have travelled, met some amazing people, gotten work and built on my own life. The whole experience has changed my life.

The blog does effect my relationships in both negative and positive ways. Some guys can’t deal with my online profile and that so many people know so much about my life. I don’t really blog about the nuts and bolts of my relationships because there are some things that I still keep private. Mostly they find it difficult knowing how much of myself I share both emotionally and physically. But the blog is a big part of who I am. Giving it away wouldn’t change my exhibitionist streak or my personality so really if they can’t accept one then they won’t be able to accept the other. I guess I could give it away for the right person, but then would the right person ask me to?

Mostly the blog has been a positive experience. There are times when people think they know who I am just because of what they read. They have never met me but they have already formed an opinion of me. Thats okay, I accept that it is going to happen but people closest to me know that it is only part of the story of who I am and that despite what they see many of my friends tell me that I am actually a very private person.

Whatever people think and whatever the future holds I love blogging and sharing and the support I have received over the years has been awesome. I’ll be here as long as I can be.

2 thoughts on “Living your life so publicly has it rewards, but I would assume it also has its drawbacks. What do you see as the pluses and minuses? Also, do you think it makes it difficult for you to find and keep a bf who is interested in the ‘real’ you?

  • March 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm
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    Wow, that brought a tear to my eyes. You have and are a great blogger but even still a better human being. God knows I love you for who you are not what. I may never see the real Shannon but your blog is as close as I need to be. Keep up the fantastic work. I don’t think the real mr right would ask you to give up the blog I know I wouldn’t babe xx

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  • March 15, 2014 at 5:08 am
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    You are a wonderful man and you have shared a lot. I thank you for that. I know at times for you it hasn’t been easy and that some times people are just jerks pure and simple. Despite that your still here and starting something new.
    People are going to hate regardless, people will be jealous no matter what.
    I don’t won’t you to change who you are and I look forward to reading your experience and travels to Europe and beyond.

    That is if your still going to keep posting.

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