I’ve been blogging since 2010.
I sort of stumbled upon the blogging world while looking for a coupon. The blogger I began following shared tips on how to buy $500 worth of groceries for only $1.97. I never did figure out how to do that.
But? I couldn’t resist that bright orange “Create a Blog” button. I picked a wonderfully terrible .blogspot name, and I was on my way.
I had no know idea that blogging would become something so near and dear to my heart. It didn’t take long for me to realize that blogging was on outlet. It was a place where my passion for writing was reignited, and a place where there was a real community of moms who “got it”. I’ve come a long way since my accidental blogger days, but I’ve learned one very important thing.
Sometimes there are things that shouldn’t be shared.
There are times I really need to vent. Like yesterday!
But, when a take a deep breathe and step back (far away from the keyboard!) I realize the rant I would share with you isn’t worth the damage I could do by sharing it.
There are some things that should simply remain in the privacy and safety of our homes and hearts.
The world of blogging and social media give us the idea that we have to share absolutely everything that happens in our life.
But, we most certainly do not.
It’s important to sift through our thoughts and feelings and write with a clear head. I’ve learned to have some self control and think before I speak in life, and the same should be true about what we type.
Writing is therapeutic. The tapping of the keyboard can be soothing to my soul. There are days I need to get it out of my head and onto the screen. But, those are the days that my posts should remain in a draft until I have time to cool off and think clearly.
Writing with raw emotion is crucial, but hitting publish without a thought can be dangerous.
It can be a tricky to find balance between honest blogging and sharing too much. I’m an honest mommy. It’s sort of the idea of my blog to share a look inside motherhood, marriage, and homeschool with an honest lens. Obviously, I want to share the “messy” side of things with you or else I wouldn’t have branded my blog as such. It’s not all roses and sunshine here, and I like to write about the real stuff.
I like to write about things other people are afraid to say. I like to write with emotion and give you a real glimpse into our day-to-day. I want readers to say, “Yes! That’s exactly how I feel, I just couldn’t find the words!”
And I hope that I do that for you.
But, I still have to put my family first and think about what I share.
Often times, we share things impulsively just for the sake of conversation. We want to hear feedback from others to know we are no alone. Sometimes we just want someone to agree with us. But, we need to remember that by sharing something that shouldn’t be shared, we could hurt someone unintentionally.
Other times there are stories that aren’t ours to share. That’s a just a huge no-no for me. I won’t do it.
Impulsive blogging has gotten me into trouble before, and it’s taught me to have some blogging boundaries.
There are just some things I won’t blog about.
What are the things you won’t blog about it?
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