I'm an internet hypocrite
hyp.o.crite - noun - a person who pretends to have virtues, morals or religious beliefs, principles etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
I admit it. Perhaps others wouldn't, couldn't or probably don't even care but lately I've really noticed what a massive internet hypocrite I am.
Let me explain.
Firstly. I publicly and loudly despise facebook.
I can't stand the over-sharing, the constant vague-booking for attention, the phony bullshit and making friends with people you don't even know or like. I particularly can't stand people putting up crap that nobody cares about (I had peas for my dinner yo!), and yet I have a blog which by its very nature means I'm constantly churning out crap that few would/could care about. Hypocrite.
Secondly. I can't stand the daily mail, wouldn't be seen dead buying it or reading it for that matter but yet breakfast wouldn't be complete without a visit to the mail's sidebar of shame to see who's shagging who, pregnant, looking a bit fat, drunk or plain damn ugly. It is the most un-newsworthy of news websites and yet I can't get off it. It's like crack. I once went cold turkey just to prove to Darren that I could and was ashamed with myself when, after going a full three months without it, I was heart-pumpingly excited to visit again *hangs head in shame.
Thirdly and lastly, I like reading so called 'mommy bloggers', blogs by other people with children especially the big, popular and mainly American ones. I like reading about their lives and even better I like looking at pictures of cute babies in cute outfits, looking freaking cuter than cute.
But I personally don't like to share photos of my girl on the internet. I wouldn't put a picture of Elizabeth online that shows her full face or naked body or anything at all really. I very rarely post pictures of her and when I do I try to make sure she is a bit blurry and/or her face is not fully shown. I know it's hypocritical especially given the nature of blogging/sharing!? but I feel like Elizabeth should decide if she wants her face splashed all over the internet and so until she is old enough to make that decision for herself I reckon it's my job to safeguard her. What a massive hypocrite huh? Happy to look at other people's unfortunately overexposed children whilst fiercely protecting my own, not my finest moment.
There. Confessions out of the way. Are you a hypocritical surfer, a so-called by me... hyponet?