Sunday, May 17, 2009

'Evaluating the boundaries'

or 'what do i blog for?'

It feels like I'm not really putting much content into my posts at the moment. I guess one of the main reasons behind that is that I'm mentally creating new boundaries about what is appropriate to blog. I'm newly married, I'm having a baby in October. Those things aren't a secret, but some of the day to day stuff is. Or if not a secret, more that it's personal, that it's not just about me, I live with someone else. More and more of my normal day to day stories are likely to include that person, and I don't want to push the boundaries of what to share and what to keep personal.

I want to keep blogging. I blog for lots of reasons. I blog because sometimes I just want to write. I blog to share news and information with friends - people I know in person, and friends that I've made online. I blog because blogging has become a part of my life. But, I don't want blogging to be my life. I don't want my blog to get in the way of my relationship with my husband. I don't want blogging to be something that pushes people I love away because they can't trust me to not write certain things about them.

So, while I try to figure out where the balance is, my posts may be a little shorter and less full than they might have been in the past. But one thing I know for sure is that for the moment, I will keep blogging.


Samantha said...

It's so hard to know where that line is sometimes, how much is too much information when sharing online. When marketing your personal business, you have to market yourself as well, it's a tough line to walk.

Fortunately for me, my husband is in the same boat, so he doesn't mind being included. :)

Mrs Wibbs said...

There is so much to learn when you are newly married...!! It'll be easier when you have baby McKenzie, it'll give you masses to blog about :)
But for now, short is sweet, less is more etc - don't worry.

Pixie's Purpose said...

I can so understand your concern. Sometimes it can be difficult to decide what is to personal to put out publicly.

I am running into the same thing when writing my blog.

I must say though, that while it has taken me a while to come to grips with the idea of blogging. YOU were my primary inspiration. I was so impressed with some of the things that you were compelled to post and with such honesty.

Kathleen said...

This is well said, and an issue I think any blogger will run into. I know I've crossed the line more than once (based on people's reactions) but I try to think on it as a learning experience.

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