Monday, 21 January 2013

To Share...Or Not To Share?

Last week I wrote a blog post...okay, okay, I kind of wrote a blog post as the majority of it was a copied and pasted email from my gorgeous husband, Matt, telling me how much he loved me etc. I hold my hands up...I was a lazy blogger!

Anyway, after I'd posted it I was asked if Matt minded me posting personal things on my blog.

It got me thinking.

The thing is, Matt knows about my blog and 100% supports it. In fact, when I was thinking of packing it all in after only a couple of months of blogging, he was the one who made me stop pressing delete and boy am I glad he did!

I blogged the letter because, as I said in the post, I wanted to document it for me and the kids. I wanted to record just how lovely my husband can be...when he's not leaving the loo seat up or secretly eating chocolate, that is!

blog imageI may not blog as much as I used to but I still love it.

Blogging has given me an outlet in which to share my thoughts and feelings, a place to talk about being a stay-at-home-mum and it's brought me new and very dear friends both virtually and in real life. It's my little piece of cyberspace which will grow with me and my family. It's a place to leave my mark. A place where I hope my children will come to when they are old enough to read about their early years. It's my little corner of the Internet which is mine.

Matt knows that a lot of what goes on in my life goes on my blog. Obviously there are certain things I don't blog about.

I don't blog about our sex life (which is great, if you must know! MC and TC, if you are reading this, please don't be too freaked out by the thought of your Daddy and I doing the bad thing *ahem*), I don't blog about any major current health issues or worries within my circle of family and friends, I don't mention my children's names or friends and families names (Matt being the exception) either. A lot of blogs I see or read do these things. This is a personal choice but it's just something I choose not to do.

But that's what makes blogging so great.


Each and every blog is unique in its own way and that's what I love.

I love the openness and support that blogging offers. I love how you can think you're the only one thinking something then you realise you're not a loon alone after-all.

I do share quite a lot on my blog but I now have 2 years worth of memories, stories and photos to look back on.

I blog with openness and honesty about my life and I wouldn't have it any other way.


LauraCYMFT said...

The great thing about blogging is you can make it whatever you want to be! I really enjoy your blog :)

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Or that you are a loon among many :) I love the way that I can read and enjoy blogs about lives that are often very different to mine, all over the world. Reading your blog brings back lots of happy memories from when my eldest was tiny :) xx

Victoria Wilkinson said...

I agree! I love looking back on posts about what we were up to or how I was feeling! You can easily forget. Blogging and social media have made me realise that there is more out there for me to do and enjoy!

bod for tea said...

Definitely to share! I loved that post :D Its the complete diversity of blogs (as in life) that makes reading them so much fun, but at the same time finding similarities with your own life so you know you're not the only loon in the madhouse!

SAHMlovingit said...

Yay for sharing. Got it in one lovely lady x

SAHMlovingit said...

Exactly, I think of it as an online diary. I know diaries are usually something you keep to yourself but I think part of the appeal is it being public and interacting. Thanks for the lovely comment x

SAHMlovingit said...

Aw, thanks C. I love reading your blog as it is also written with openness and honesty. I also love the passion you write with too x

SAHMlovingit said...

Aw thank you Laura. Ditto x

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Christina E said...

I know what you mean! I have shared some very personal stuff over the couple of years I've been blogging, but am constantly re-evaluating what I am comfortable with or not. I have being doing more opinion pieces over the past year, but still like to slot in the anecdotes and Silent Sundays. I guess I want a record that is partially my daughter's childhood, but also what was important enough to her mummy that I to write about it.

Have to confess to posting some things that I've then deleted (but not before a few people have read it, doh!!) xx

Lauren_W said...

I actually loved the love letter/email post. Although yes other may have seen it as being too personal I enjoyed reading it AND it prompted me to leave a post-it love note in my husbands overnight bag when we thought he was going to be snowed in at work one night (he wasn't so didn't read the note, booo)

I shared something last year which has only just got me in trouble, although I stand by what I wrote and it's not anything I hadn't already said to the people involved. I have no regrets. I'm aware of what I post and if I thought it shouldn't be shared then I simply wouldn't share it.

farfromhomemama said...

I loved reading Matt's letter and am so glad you shared it. Notes from my husband mainly consist of 'please buy more cereal' and 'don't forget, I'm going straight out after work tonight'.

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