Are you ever embarrassed by something you write/wrote?

United States
August 10, 2009 10:50pm CST
I love to write! But I hate it when someone reads it. I know that doesn't make a whole lotta sense, but seriously. I write on here, but noone really knows me... so I'm more inclined. But, still embarrassed. I'm always afraid I'll say the wrong things or it won't come out right. It's so hard because you don't know how to take some people because you can't hear them say it. Anyways, I'm getting off track. I do not ask family members to join myLot because I don't want them to read what I've written. I always feel like someone is going to make fun of it or something like that. Guess it could be a self-esteem thing. Am I the only one that feels like this? Please tell me how you feel about this. What the heck is wrong with me? Why do I care what other people think? Ahhhh, lol. I am just silly I guess. I look forward to your comments, now I'm off to respond to my others. ~Have a Great Day and Happy myLotting!~ ~Stephanie
4 responses
• Philippines
15 Aug 09
Sometimes it happens, we are only human and we are prone to mistake. I think that is understandable. Sometimes when I started a discussion here in mylot and my spelling or even my grammar is wrong , when I read my discussion I started laughing and a little bit shy. We can do anything about it, we must read first our discussion or our draft before posting it, because everything will be final when it was posted. To answer it, of course I am embarrassed , who did not? On the other side, about what I write. I am a little shy to show my writings but only some of it, because some of my writings I wrote it with dignity. If someone could read it for sure they will be inspire or will believe in me. What I share here in Mylot is about me and what I shared are true. But on your situation I guess you are just not confident with what you write. Don’t be negative thinker, what you right is the expression of yourself.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
15 Aug 09
Very well said,grecychunny, we should express how we feel in our writings, and we aren't infallible, so there will be mistakes. My problem is I often hit enter before thinking, and my uneditered post has gone unchecked. Sometimes, I get embarrassed also.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 09
Thanks for the BR! Godbless you!
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• United States
27 Aug 09
You are very welcome! Have a great day and God Bless you too!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
11 Aug 09
I feel the same way, when I write, but since I completed a novel of fiction, and my colleagues have read and edited it, I don't worry so much. Criticism is a way of learning. I also lack confidence, and always will. I blame something that happened at primary school, when I wsa only for a seven years old for a condition, shyness, that has stayed with me for more than sixty years.
• United States
12 Aug 09
I've always wanted to write a book, but my head and thoughts are so scattered. And I never get a moments peace. It's 11:16pm and school starts tomorrow. I just now got all the boys to settle down and now my daughter is up. I'm going to lose my mind. Anyways, I guess I lack confidence too. That's the word I was trying to think of when I started this, and couldn't. Ugh, I'm sorry, I can't think...kids.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
12 Aug 09
Hey stephanie it took me over three years to complete, and it's still no where near getting published.
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• United States
15 Aug 09
Ohhh Gosh, 3 years?!?! Don't tell me that! I think I might just put that idea off for a while then, ha!
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@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I'm never embarrassed unless I make some silly little editorial mistake, be it spelling, grammar, or forgetting to put in a word a was going to replace so that both the original and the replacement is missing I'm an adult, and I don't share my internet activities with family members, and they don't share theirs with me. Maybe if they bring it up, I'll let them know. Oh, my gosh, I'm, no We're, closeted myLotters
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
16 Aug 09
Your not silly at all. I always take great care in responding because I don't want to come across wrong. It's not like we have body language to help us out.
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