I was talking to a good friend the other day and I was being silly (as often happens) and joking about all the things that I sometimes want to post here, but then don't post for fear that things will be taken the wrong way. Or that a family member or coworker or someone might stumble on them and be a bit shocked or offended.
I was bemoaning the fact that my webpages seem pretty blah to me, very dull. My journal entries tend to be way more serious than I am in Real Life. And I tend to err on the side of caution more often than not, fearing that I suck at conveying my brand of humor here. I can write reasonably well, but I'm much better at sarcasm in person, for instance.
Lately I've been wondering if I shouldn't register another domain, or simply start up another website somewhere else. Use a pen name, just be as Out There as I want to be without worrying about any ties to the real Laurel.
But on the other hand, I've built something here that I'm at least slightly proud of. And I don't really need any other projects pulling me away from it. Maybe I shouldn't worry so much about what other folks might think. (Not that I worry *that* much, but once in a while it does stop me from posting certain remarks or links. And that isn't necessarily a bad thing).