This is one of those blog posts that I’ve been agonising over for a while now. I’ve been blogging for well over a year now and how I write and what I write about has changed and adapted over this time. Generally speaking, I write about our adventures as a family and everything that goes with that.
How much though do you really share? How much should I share?
My main desire behind writing this blog nowadays is to keep my family up to date with what we are doing. I write this for them. My issue I have is that this is by no means private.
Should I be sharing this much about my life? Plenty of people do it though so why am I worrying.
I think this all stems from before the Robot came to be. I didn’t have a blog and I didn’t announce anything about being pregnant on Facebook, I didn’t announce the birth of my son. In fact it took 6 months for me to post his first picture on Facebook. Although I love my son I just didn’t want him to on-line!
Then I decided to start blogging and slowly I started sharing more and more. Now I share lots. He pops up all over my social media for people to see. I guess I am worrying about the people you wouldn’t want to read your blog.
There is a dark side to the internet and I just worry that someone will use and abuse the fact that I share our life on the internet. Then again I worry that we’ll be out on the street and a car will run us down. I worry that my son will get ill, I worry about a lot of stuff happening that probable won’t.
Is it just natural as a parent to worry this much? I have friends who constantly post pictures of their kids on Facebook, this is their outlet to share. Should I just quit my blog and set my Facebook to share with friends and family only and share away my thoughts and pictures on there?
Eeeek, I can’t believe I just wrote the words “Quit my blog”. Believe me the thought of quitting my blog scares me. I love my little haven of words and ramblings. Even though I don’t post as often as I used to do I still get a kick out of planning the next post and wondering what to write next.
There is a lot I don’t share too, loads. I have been keeping hold of a big share for a while now pondering when or how to share or even if I will at all. I’m definitely interested to hear your thoughts on over sharing before I make this decision.
I worry that I only tend to share the positives in my life, the day trips, the fun stuff. Life isn’t all about the fun though, there is a lot of rubbish and tears too. I don’t share the downs that often. Should I be? Will this make me more real.
For now, I think I’ll block these thoughts out and carry on as I am but one day as my son gets older I probably won’t want to share as much as I do. When he starts to realise what this is, with his own opinions and thoughts. Writing with no pictures of my kid. Maybe starting a whole new blog, all about just me.
Please say I am not alone in this worry of over sharing? Could a blog with no pictures be just as interesting to read? This one has no pictures, it feels weird not giving it a picture.