12.04.2014

Mommy Blogging and Sharing Too Much?


How do you decide? Where do you draw the line?

I read a viral blog post the other day that really resonated with me. The Mom who wrote it put herself out there...really out there. While I didn't identify with every aspect of her post, a lot of it, I did. I considered sharing it here, elaborating with my own feelings. Then I thought twice. How would my kids read into her words one day? Would they think I felt the exact way she described? Even the extreme parts that I didn't so much relate to? The raw feelings she expressed. Parenting can be hard, y'all. They'll see that one day...but before that day?

That's how I decide. When I write things here, I think to myself "will I care if my kids read this one day? Could it be taken the wrong way?". If the answer is questionable, the idea (or that particular part) is thrown out. 

I often hear about people criticizing bloggers for putting their kids "out there". Here's the thing - years from now people are going to be more "out there" than we could ever even imagine. This is nothing compared to the way things will be when our kids are grown. I'm fairly certain kids today won't even bat an eyelash at being in a blog...if blogs even exist then. I actually like the idea that my kids will be able to read my posts and "know me" at an earlier time. That they'll get some sort of insight into these days. It's pretty cool if you ask me.

If you're going into great detail about your kids bowel movements - too much. If you're posting pictures with their school sign or your home address in the background - too much. If you're telling a story about all the awesome things they've learned lately or how much fun your family trip to Disney was - not too much. Is it that difficult? Some would even say a blog isn't a place for kid talk at all. That's their opinion. We all have one. I go by what feels right. If it doesn't feel right, I don't share. Simple as that. I'd say that's a pretty good blogging motto to go by. 


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3 comments:

  1. The thing is, your blog is your space, and if people don't like what you talk about, then they don't have to read it. If my mom had a blog when I was a baby I would love to read it, just to know what she was thinking at the time!

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  2. I saw a picture on a blog with the kids right in front of their school sign. You have to be careful. I always think about this when I post. There are plenty of things I don't write about because it's too personal.

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  3. Great advice! You have to be so careful what you say... Thank you! x x x

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