OK, this is real navel gazing, but as a lot of you are bloggers, I thought we'd tackle the question of self-editing.
When I posted about shaving, I originally used fig. 1. But that pushed the post from one of a cultural inquiry into licentious territory, and that's not what we're about here at The Planet, at least not in public. So I switched it out for a safe and funny fig. 2. I still didn't feel completely comfortable with the topic, but I figured, what the hell, they can't all be about the Supreme Court.
Obviously, I don't see anything wrong with language, but the use of the first picture pushed us too far into heavy-breathing territory for my comfort.
So I censored my own blog.
(As a side note, I got more comments, off the record, about the shaving post than I have for just about anything else. Interesting. )
Sandra has written some revealing things about her upbringing and Bryon's struggles are played out in living color over at his place. It's one thing if you have a stated topic, like Barry's political blog, or Sarah's focus on crime fiction, but the rest of us fall into the shiny object category, more or less, so I'm curious, are there topics you won't touch? Are there things that are out of bounds?
What makes you uncomfortable?
Or, in other words, I've shown you mine, now you show me yours.