Warning: I Don’t Believe in “TMI”

I have a confession to make: I don’t believe in “TMI” when it comes to blogging. It isn’t that I am unwilling to gory juicy details, what I mean is that I do not believe that there is such a thing as sharing too much information. Sure, there may be some people who do not want to know certain delicious bits of information, but there are also other people who will always want to know more. And one of the grand things about blogs is that people can read and ignore as they like.

So I worry about a lot of things when determining what to post, but I do not worry about sharing “too much information.” Because when readers do not want to read certain things, they simply skip it!

Given my attitude, I am surprised at the frequency of “TMI” warnings from other bloggers. I love a good long disclaimer as much as more than the next person, but is it really necessary to warn others that a post will contain details of blood, love, pain, gore, or glory?

Or, is a “TMI alert” only a trick to get people to read more to find out what exactly is too much information?

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18 thoughts on “Warning: I Don’t Believe in “TMI”

  1. Young Mom

    My titles are usually enough of a TMI warning. That being said, I have done a few disclaimers, I think they serve a double purpose, for people that truly want everything to be blood free and happy they can be warned, and people who can’t stand fakeness are told that I believe in sharing real facts there-by hooking them into reading it. :)

  2. Kristy

    I think it’s mostly a hook. People get curious and they just can’t resist reading. Though I’m sure that, for some people, it’s an appreciated warning that the following text will be graphic in some form so that they can skip it.

    1. Rae Post author

      I think that you’re right. I’m thinking though that maybe there should just be disclaimers/warnings/ratings that apply to blogs as a whole, so we don’t need to worry about specific posts.

    1. Rae Post author

      Haha! Your sister sounds amusing. Does she plan on never having children, or abide by the rule that it’s always gross unless the child is one’s own?

  3. Mama Kalila

    I have family that reads mine… particularly inlaws (like my FIL and GP’sIL) and some of them are… well… I’m guessing (or know) wouldn’t appreciate certain topics lol. So I put warnings if its something I think (or worse know) will bother them. If they continue readings its on them.

  4. patty "wilson"

    Your tweet has has me thinking: there is TMI and then there is TMI. I found your blog on Tweeter, you and I are following each other, love Tweeter. I jut want to give a word of warning, one that comes from personal experience. Be very careful what you post.

    Good bless and I am a DC gal born and bred, transplanted to the great white north, Midwest really, because of love :0

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