A friend once commented that even though I tend to be really guarded in real life, I’ll talk about almost anything in my blog. That’s not entirely true – I tend to avoid spouting my politics, for example – but I do have a tendency to be far more revealing in text than I ever am in person, unless I know someone really, really well.
Wikipedia refers to this by a term coined early in the existance of weblogs: escribitionism. I’ve liked the way the word tastes for a very long time, and as I’m prepping for a new project (Blogathon 2006), and have just changed my blogging engine and skin AGAIN (longtime readers will recognize the return of a favorite template), I thought I’d adopt it for a while. As one does.