Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

November 19, 2012

Behind Closed Doors

Filed under: Music — Janice @ 9:13 pm

There used to be things that nice people didn’t talk about in public. I am quite happy that many of those things went away with the 1950s.

But I think the time has come to bring back the idea of discretion for a bunch of them again. This was just brought on as I read down my Facebook newsfeed and I started reading a post – I kid you not – about ovaries and cycles and that was as far as I got. The person writing is a woman I barely know. I have met her 2 or 3 or 4 times over the last 10 years. We have been associated because we were bloggers before the rest of the world knew what bloggers were. She is an interesting, funny person, and I fully support her right to talk about her ovaries and her cycle and her attempt to get pregnant and any other deeply personal thing she want to share with the world in her blog. But on Facebook? Come on now!


  1. I was just reading an article about how people do things and discuss things online, via phone txts, etc, that they would never do in “real” life. Like sexting naked pics…most people would never shed their clothes in public, but they will put a pic out there in cyberspace? Nor would your friend stand in a public place and discuss her issues (well, we can hope not anyway) but there’s something about the supposed anonymity of online posts that push some to put it ALL out there.

    Comment by Mackie — November 26, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

  2. I am with you on that – some of the people in my office are always sharing personal things that I really don’t want to hear. Sometimes they aren’t even talking to me, they are just loud. OK, I was going to put an example here, but I typed it and had to delete it before I submitted it – I just couldn’t. There are some things that I would rather forget.

    Comment by sandy — December 26, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

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