I Delete Or Erase a Lot of Things I Write

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    Sorry about that-but otherwise I get the urge

    to read them again and again and they never go away. Still hanging out for the real life delete button but its hasn't materialised yet. Give it time...:)
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2015

    All The Time

    I always do this especially on here. I'll read a confession or try to share a story and i'll end up taking a few minutes to write something that i don't think sounds too stupid. Then I'll read it feel like an idiot and erase it. I think i do it because i feel that  what i wrote...
    geminixleo geminixleo
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2011


    Eraaasssseeee is a fairly common quote of mine.  haha  Anyone that corresponds with me via instant messenger, knows this word, intimately!  i think when i'm typing (as oppsed to speaking) i tend to not use my filter.  this can be a problem of grand proportions...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 18, 2008

    Anonymity Doesn't Make Honesty - Safe

    I don't even remember how I first stumbled upon EP, but armed w/an undergrad pysch major, I immediately saw its therapeutic value. I resolved to use EP as a vehicle to: 1. compare my sanity 2. test my limits of introspection 3. glimpse the lives of others 4. gauge my relative...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Aug 1, 2010

    It's Good Practice

    This Is the way I am I write things on the computer and sometimes I will not reread them for months then when I do in most cases I decide that they are not good enough and delete them. I have always thought that this is good practice as sometimes when I write the words just flow...
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    Jul 26, 2012

    It Feels Nice To Just Type It Out

    Sometimes I come across a comment that just ticks me off. I'll spend half an hour sometimes just typing a very long response. Once I get it out of my system I read it over, a lot of times I end up erasing it all because I think that I got the satisfaction of saying it but it isn...
    Jupiterfalling Jupiterfalling
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2012

    I Keep Changing My Mind

    I type up something and decide that it might be misunderstood so I go through the whole thing over and over again.
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    1 Response Jun 17, 2008

    Now, What Does This Say About Me?

    I tend to second-guess everything that I say or do.  Now that I think about it, this may be the reason that I prefer to exist solely on the Internet...  There is no "rewind" or "delete" button for life.  Which pretty much sucks, because I'm a...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2008

    Some Days

    There are seriously some days when I am inclined to delete all my stories and just mingle with my friends and stop commenting altogether. Why? Because I always get some neanderthal who cannot see past the tip of their nose either putting stupid or careless comments if not...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 24, 2009

    Rough Draft

    I think that if I just left everything I've written alone, unedited, I would have more stories to share. I have always been like that. If I just write and do not re-read what I have written, I am less likely to erase or delete. Once I begin the editing, my stories change, even...
    luvme23 luvme23
    36-40, F
    Apr 14, 2013

    All the Time...

    The ability to do this is I think why I like Ep and yahoo so much.  I can literally see how it sounds before I hit enter. That is sure easier then trying to stuff words back in my mouth after I have said them and wish I hadnt.
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    Nov 27, 2007

    Even if I'm really upset,

    I still tend to steer away from typing out how I feel. Though I know a lot of people on here can empathise with me. I'd still rather not say anything. I have no clue how many times I've tried writing on here just to cancel it. 😂😂😂😭😭 Ah well. 💁
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    Personal Experience With Racism

    If you are looking for the story, I removed it. It was gathering too much attention and it started to get petty and personal. The point was missed and now it will never be realized because Internet drama got in the way of my real life experience. How could that be the...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki
    5 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    That awkward little dance your thumbs do

    when you don't know what to reply to someones text.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest
    18-21, M
    Apr 6, 2014

    I used to be in this group

    but I deleted it.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 4, 2014

    Oh Yes

    I am always erasing something or another, or deleting something that I have written. Can't even tell you how many stories I have written on here and deleted it, or erased it and started over, or didn't even bother re-writing it. 
    deleted deleted
    Dec 30, 2012

    Sometimes I just want to write out my thoughts

    then I decide it isn't really worth posting. Sometimes I want a twitter account so I can just post random stuff all day. I go in with the expectation that no one will read it or care then get annoyed when I get no views so delete EVERYTHING. I did get a lot of views on my weight...
    ibadnama ibadnama
    26-30, F
    Sep 5, 2015


    I have conveyed a great deal of strong emotions in my writing and then in wanting to put them behind me, have destroyed them as a way of detaching from those negative or painful feelings rather than retaining them. I have wrote poetry in regards to a past relationship, a number...
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    5 Responses Aug 25, 2008

    Tittle says it, I'm going away from this site.

    I don't need it. Plus I barely talk to people here. So bye everyone. Nice meeting you and talking. Have a nice life. Because I'm starting to built mines. Ciao!
    wenwen14 wenwen14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2014

    Hours Wasted

    Type, type, typing away. Carefully crafting my words to display my inner most thoughts as best as I can. Then I read those thoughts. *gag* DELETE!
    MuffinAss MuffinAss
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

    Death Is Cruel

    I have learned to hide the pain. But, the memory of my past will always be there. What you did to me and those girls is cruel. I have forgiven you but I will nevr forget. You are cruel. Life is cruel. Your murder will be just as cruel.
    RebalLover RebalLover
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2013

    Too Much Erasing.

    i've always second guessed my thoughts and my writing. What if it isn't good? What will people think? I've always been this way, even drawing i'd have a huge pile of eraser shaving next to me.lol. I guess i just have ocd.
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09
    26-30, F
    Nov 26, 2011

    I once wrote a chapter to a book

    but people kept sayin I was to young and could never write I read it over and noticed little thing I ended up deleting it and tossing the book
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    You can't keep written records of all your ideas

    and actions. They might fall into the wrong hands. What then? And you're always in flux. You can like fast zombies one day, and slow zombies the next. Why lock yourself into that kind of commitment? You have to through and separate the wheat from the chaff sometimes. Delete...
    padraig17325 padraig17325
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    Sometimes I read what I wrote earlier

    and I hate it so I scratch the whole thing and maybe start over, if it's worth revisiting those thoughts. Maybe not. I write a lot of my stuff after drinking here too, so often I need to take a 2nd look at it later.
    mierdamundo mierdamundo
    1 Response Mar 16, 2014


    Its like, i wanna share, but then when i do i feel like i shared too much. So i make it disappear.
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa
    70+, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

    out of habit, for privacy,

    n I really don't wanna back track.... if I have nothing better to do than reread old msgs, then I need a hobby. I also like to save storage space.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 20, 2015

    All the time on here.

    I write something, leave it up for a while, and then delete it. It's not because of a lack of responses or whatever, because I don't care if people reply to these random outbursts and thoughts of mine, it's just because I don't see the point in keeping lame things on my profile...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris
    18-21, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    Wish I Had....

    Wish I had a nickel for every time I have hit the delete button.  If I did then I would be filthy rich....LOL
    deleted deleted
    Jan 12, 2008


    I have deleted experiences and the stories that goes with them thinking at that time that either I am over that experience, it's just not really important, or just trying to clean out because I have so many. But... I realized it is just a part of me and I have nothing to be...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 20, 2011

    Story After Story

    I've started many many stories and books in my fifteen -almost sixteen- years. But start them is all I've ever done. I've written about guardian angels, werewolves, nightmares, schizophrenia and mental hospitals, and too many dystopian societies to count. All, I have either...
    justyouandthelights justyouandthelights
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2012

    The Deleter

    should be my alias. Over the year+ I've been using EP, mostly actively, I've written a lot. EP got me into the act of writing for release. It's therapeutic and insightful, and always a pleasure to learn when something I've dropped out of my mind is appreciated by a passing...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 2, 2013

    Writing is therapeutic.

    So is reading something I wrote once or twice. Sometimes more. Sharing on the other hand... feels unnecessary.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 26, 2014

    I've written and deleted few posts over the

    month. They are mostly to vent and help in a therapeutic way to release my emotions. and afterwards I delete them cause it makes me feel exposed and vulnerable to other people's judgement. I'm tired of being judged and should stop caring about what others think of me. Maybe I...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2015


    I delete most of everything I type. I drunk type quite often and in the morning I am appalled.
    Dayzed Dayzed
    26-30, M
    Aug 9, 2010

    But the things that i do keep only belong to

    the best! Except my rants. I keep all of those. If i don't like a rant, i put an X over it so that i can try again later
    HarleyHart HarleyHart
    16-17, F
    Apr 3, 2016


    I usually manage to get sidetracked by something so I have to delete all the no necessary stuff and get back to the point. Most of my stories are actually twice the size they are when I first type them out. But I felt the need to get rid of all the stuff that really does get off...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2007

    I Do It All the Time.

    I write alot and I can be sat here for a long time writing it but when I'm finished and I read it back to myself my stories always have a dumb sound to them in the end no matter how I intended them to sound. I don't want to sound this way but I can't help it. So I delete. I wish...
    ASortaFairytale ASortaFairytale
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 19, 2007

    I Just Did, Actually

    I was going to delete my entire account here, but then I just decided to delete a bunch of stories. I don't know what it is..it's just, looking back on some things I wrote..I want to erase that part from my life. When I write, I include little aspects of my life and in the past I...
    SavedByHim SavedByHim
    18-21, F
    May 11, 2013

    Sometimes I Write Meaningless Crap

     I have written stories that are pretty pointless.  Sometimes I have a weird thought or silly story that I feel like sharing because it's interesting to me at the time.  I often go back and delete these experiences because they have no value to anyone.  I...
    apencilfornow apencilfornow
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Nov 2, 2008

    Here is my plan. To reach 100 experiences here,

    then when I find a new one, I have to delete on of my old ones. Should be good.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 14, 2014

    Posting Guilt?

    Interesting stories. gelroller got me thinkin, maybe I should have a folder where I type all my thoughts before posting and go back to them later and see if they would still have the same meaning to me as it did when I typed it all "excited-like" and make a fool of myself haha...
    PK14 PK14
    31-35, M
    Jan 5, 2013

    Almost Everything

    Sometimes I can't find right words or I then realise there is a better way to say what I wanted to say then I erase a lot of words.
    nicerain nicerain
    18-21, F
    Mar 31, 2008
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