If you really wanna speak your mind!
Then don't tell your friends about your blog!
It's plain and simple, having your friends frequent your blog means one thing. If you want to keep them, you really can't speak your mind.
I really miss the good old days when we were young and speaking our minds was really an option. Now, there's so much social makeup that needs to be maintained so all the prima donnas don't feel insulted by our original "thoughts"
Speaking of inflated egos, did anyone stop someone in the middle of praise and said, "actually, I don't deserve that, and you're only trying to fool me into liking you"?
I doubt anyone ever did that!
How can anyone speak their mind and not alienate themselves?
There's a reason why we can't hear other people's thoughts. It might have been a cool genetic mutation at some point where some people were able to hear other people's thoughts. Then Darwinism proved that it's a genetic dead end! There's no way we will like anyone if we could really hear their thoughts!
I might be going out on a limb here, but I'm starting to strongly believe that we are addicted to the little courtesies that we splash around us to make people feel good about matters. We pick and choose what we let people know.
You know, the more you find someone likable, the more they prefect this art of lying to our face. Unless you really suffer from "awesomeness"!
You know, I take that back! There are a number of great people who are truly and genuinely fantastic! It takes a lot of wisdom to really sift through the tons of pleasantries and courtesies to really know ..
So the answer is ... Keep your head above courtesy, and make sure you don't trying to hear what people really think about you.
Oh and keep your blog safe from your friends!