Self censorship


The words “the unedited voice of a person” as mentioned in the last post always referred to being free from external influence and change, or be "not edited by someone else."

This is a guideline which effectively rules out a lot of news sites and journalists "blogs" from being actual blogs if there is editorial oversight and input beyond the basics like grammar checking.

If it is one person's voice then it is a blog.

But I am guilty of self-censorship and both resent and often regret doing it.

Perhaps, in this way, my voice is being edited in response to external influence. Rather than just posting whatever comes to mind there is an aspect of needing to please the audience, to write something they will want to read in a way they will want to read it.

And that annoys me which is why the words still haunt me even though they are not intended to apply in that way.