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Jodie
xox

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Being Me - A little on Blogging Authentically

Oh, don't you love it when you upload a video to You Tube and it takes the WORST still shot it can possibly find?! I'm quite sure I was able to change it once in a previous vlog, but couldn't find at all how to do it this time around. Bummer. If anyone knows, leave me a message below will you? Ta muchly.

There's been a bit floating around cyberspace about being authentic online, and certainly it was spoken about at the blogging conference last weekend.

Are people being authentic on their blogs or on their Facebook status updates? Are they showing their 'true selves'?

Well firstly, we know some are not. That's just FACT. Always proceed with caution on the Internet, I say. I like to think, though, that those people are a minority.

Secondly, I think what's considered 'authentic' is a little confusing for some. Just because someone chooses not to post everything online about their life, doesn't make them not authentic. I don't post everything about my life. Oh, goodness, no. I have other people to consider when I write here - not just myself. But what I do post, I post with honesty.

As readers who have been around a while here will know, I'm not afraid to express my opinion, own up to my mistakes and share personal details about myself. Here, or anywhere else.

And even though I think my blog speaks for itself (take a look around - I won't bite), I've made the following video just in case you weren't sure if I was the real deal.

I feel very confident it will answer any questions you may have had.

Enjoy...



41 comments:

Brenda said...

You're hilair! Love it!

Jane McWilliams said...

THIS JUST MADE MY DAY! You are so funny. Love watching your vlogs xxx

Megan Blandford said...

Hilarious - love it!

Oh, and you never dance the robot. Never. Nope. Not you.

Thea said...

OMG Jodie!! You are freaking HILARIOUS. Heheheheheh, still giggling. Might come back later for another giggle.

Meredith @ thinkthinks said...

You are awesome. That is all.

bigwords is... said...

That made me laugh I say laugh!!!!! Still laughing, in fact xxx

Tina ~ tina gray dot me said...

LOVE it! Thanks for the laugh this morning! x

Becky said...

That was AWESOME! Thanks for the laugh xo

Dorothy said...

I love you even more now!

Kim (frog ponds rock) said...

Thankyou for removing the EVIL disqus.

Carly said...

Grr. My comment was eaten!

Okay. So I wrote something like this..

You made me laugh out loud then ;)

I completely agree. I never share everything about myself cause seriously, how boring would that be! But what I do share is always truthful. But I do omit some details at times. If that makes any sense, not for my story to sound better but more to protect identity and whatnot.

xx

Naomi said...

Funny! You dance, you tweet, you blog, you make me laugh... love it! xxx

Kim (frog ponds rock) said...

hehehe

Ms Styling You said...

Freakin' hilarious, Jodie ... still smiling. Happy Thursday!

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

This cracks me up!

Being Me said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! You are genius.

kim at allconsuming said...

1. I did not get to hang out with you for long enough. At all.

2. Everyone knows I am always early, always so well put together, a very small eater and my house always always SPOTLESS.

It just makes "telling my story" so much easier.

Must dash, floors to mop.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

Love it. And now I want wine.

Not that I drink at all.

Ever.

(seriously, I have been accused of not being authentic MANY times over the last year because I have blogged about something bad happening, not giving details just my feelings. I am pretty sure that the internet has a vastly different definition of the word than I do. Methinks I should check urbandictionary)

Be A Fun Mum said...

BAHAHAHA! Love it!

Ðéví said...

So enjoyed that.
Thanks for making it. :-)

Miss Pink said...

Ok to change it thumbnail it's in the edit section where you can edit if it's private or public and add a description. You only get 3 options, and i agree usually they pick the worst possible times to capture a still shot.

I am the same as you i guess. I am definitely authentic, but i am also restricted.
I agree that sometimes people see 'authentic' in a different way. Really it's the internet, you're only getting snippits of people's lives, snippets they choose to share and that doesn't make them authentic.

And i LOVED the vlog. Cracked me up!

Becci said...

Loved it, you're the first mumblogger I've seen in action (well lying on a bed talking..), look forward to more vlogs now I've discovered this blogging world.

Fi said...

Ohhhh that was TOO funny!!

We didn't officially meet on the weekend but after that introduction to your blog you now have another loyal follower!!

Susan @ Reading Upside Down said...

Fantastic vlog. Loved it. Thanks for the smiles. :-)

I'm wishing we had more time to chat at AusBlogCon so that I could have basked in your authenticity for longer. *sigh*

Kerri Sackville said...

I snorted tea* through my nose I was laughing so much.
*(I wasn't drinking tea at the time**)
**(Was bloody funny but)

Maxabella said...

That totally hit the spot, Jodie! Really, how exhausting it must be for those who really do try to convince the world that they are perfect. OMG, I would give up in about five minutes flat. I am far too lazy and easily bored. x

edenland said...

Oh I adore you so much. More please.

LOVE THIS!!!!!

xoxox

aumummy said...

Well done. Too funny. Gotta RT.
Corinne

FIona Lumsdaine said...

Priceless!!

Although I was really disappointed at the way you yelled at your boys to go to bed.

You call that YELLING? Sheesh! Come to my house any day of the week and I'll put you to shame!!!

xo

april said...

Brilliant! Simply brilliant - taking such an insane debate and giving it some common sense :) you totally rock - as per usual.

Louisa said...

Love this! Cracked me up and now I need wine!

ClaireyH said...

Mr H actually turned the football down so I could hear it twice. Wow, you have super powers to make that happen.

Love it.

myshoeboxlife.com said...

And the Gold Logie goes to....Brilliant Jodie, you didn't just have me lol you had me Laughing Out Loud. :) xx

4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle said...

This is HYSTERICAL - I love it.

Kirstyxx

Donna said...

Will someone please hand the woman an Oscar? HANDS DOWN FUNNIEST THING I'VE SEEN ALL YEAR! (Forgive the caps, just loved it so freakin much!)

Linda said...

I'm so glad I watched that the split second after receiving a yucky (yes, feeling super articulate) work email. Now I'm smiling again.

Yay, you.

I believed every word.

melodramummy said...

Flippin' brilliant...loved that.

Christie said...

Hehehehe you are so cute! And funny ;)Thanks for the giggle!

Annieb25 said...

Oh wow that was very funny. I do want you to practice your yelling though. Your yelling is my normal speak! Excellent work Jodie. x

3pmPimms said...

Love it of course...even a little late!!!!! because I am never late to anything!!!!

This is so you...and I KNOW YOU!!!!

You are neat and a great mother..in fact one of the best I know - if not hte best...yes the best even better than me and that is saying ALOT. As for the drinking Margarita me up!!!!
XXXXJ or is it Ken

The mum of all trades said...

I enjoyed this so much. thanks for giving me a laugh today.