As I read others' blogs (of which there are many, though surprisingly it hasn't eaten into my book reading, as I manage about 3 week still, thanks to living at the end of the DC Metro lines), people refer to their blogs in one of two ways:
- this is MY blog- usually if trolls arrive, and is meant in the don't-you-think-a-public-blog-gives-you-permission-to-be-an-ass way. Or in the choice of subjects, etc.
- this is YOUR blog- tell me what you want me to write about, give me your input, I'm writing for others to read.
I write about research that I think sufferers and caregivers and friends and family need to know. I write about stuff that gets twisted in mainstream media because I want people to be aware. In that sense, ED Bites is a bit of a literary soapbox.
On the other hand, a lot of what I write, I write for me. I write about how to be okay with your body because I need to learn that, too. I need those reminders. When I write recovery-oriented stuff, it helps place me in that frame of mind, helps me see the upside of leaving anorexia behind.
In the end, I'm not sure whose blog this is, nor if it really matters. What I write ceases to become entirely mine the second I put it out there, and I think that's a good thing. Change comes from dialogues, not monologues.