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Big Blogging Mistake No.2: Overly Emotional Posting

Today, there's something I really, really, really want to blog about.

But, I won't.

You see, I have a 2,000-word essay to write and I still have to get up early tomorrow morning to help to look after kids and get to work.

So, before I make another blogging mistake, I decided that it's best to hold off for now.

After all, there is a real danger that I won't blog about this topic that I'm busting to write about, in a way that it should be blogged about: honest, straightforward, but not overly emotional.

Yes, I know I can easily make this mistake.

I mean, I think I haven't done a lot of these overly emotional posts on blogs. The same way I haven't had too many public emotional breakdowns.

But, I must admit that I've written way too many overly emotional emails that perhaps could've used some "waiting time". I've even done a handful of Tweets and Facebook posts that are perhaps way too ranty than I would've liked. The same way I've argued and had heated emotional discussions in real life.

Sometimes, they're called for. Other times, I can be way out of line.

Indeed, I'm a real person and I don't always do the right thing. I get upset. I get emotional. Often, when I'm upset, I just shut down instead of fighting and arguing. At times, some people tell me that I should learn to wear more of a poker face. I wish I could. Other times, I get told that I should also learn to tell people where to go. I'm working on that, in the best possible way.

But yeah, I am real. It's not always easy being real when you have a public persona. People are only too willing to pounce on you when you make mistakes.

And, we all probably make the most mistakes when we're all emotional.

Since I'm all that right now, I better end this blog post right here.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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