Tuesday, January 24, 2012

To blog? Or not to blog? THAT is the question.

I blog for a lot of reasons. I do it selfishly, because I just like writing and having other people read it. I do it so that maybe something I'm going through or experiencing can help someone else going through the same thing. I do it to keep old friends and far-away family in-the-loop. But the real reason I blog, when it comes down to it, is for the hope that one day, my kids will read back over all these posts and see me as a person, not just their mom. Life can be tough. And I want them to see the good - and bad - times in my life and how we made it through them.

There is one particular part of my life that feels more challenging than others, and though I'd normally run to the blog and let it all out, I feel like I'm unable to really talk about it in the blog world. It would be so much simpler if I kept a handwritten journal. No one would read it until I'm dead. I could write whatever I wanted with no fear of upsetting anyone or "causing trouble." Even though blogging is much more time-efficient than writing in a journal (I don't know about you, but typing is much faster for me), blogging is out there for the whole world to see - especially if all of your friends and family know the blog address.


So, what is a blogger to do?


  1. is this a hint that you want me to mail our journal? heh heh

  2. You could start a private blog, just for your mind and eyes to digest. I'm in the process of doing my own. It's faster and equally as cathartic and you can always share it later or never or leave the address and access code or login info written somewhere others can find it in the event of your demise. Someone could learn from it today or later, even it just seems like you're the only one who does at the moment.

  3. I know you have no idea who I am, but I really enjoy your blog (you posted it on Unconventional Mil. Spouse FB Group, I think.) I have my blog through Wordpress and while Blogger is more user friendly (I had blogger for two years) Wordpress has more options, one of which is to keep specific posts private. It's pretty easy to switch your whole blog over, it probably took me a few hours.


  4. I can always just write posts and leave them unpublished - as drafts. Lots to think about....