Friday, May 7, 2010

Blogging Guidelines

I have found putting an entry in here to be rather difficult. It is not for a lack of things to say…I am pretty verbose in my life - just ask anyone that knows me. Rather, it is because I am really afraid of having this written record of my opinions and stories. I am very opinionated by nature, and am usually very passionate about my views. There are some views and convictions I will never change and will never apologize for. However, there are also many times that I have put my convictions ahead of caring for people. This has happened more times than I care to admit, and I wish that I had been more sensitive in how I communicate so that I can express my views without attacking people who disagree with me.

There is also the matter of the kids. Many mommies who blog write everything their children do. I do want to share stories about them, and there are some funny ones. However, as I sat to write the first few stories, I realized that they did not share the things I love about my kids. I want to write about them, but I also want to honor them. There are some things that I don’t think I will ever share because it would not honor who they are. They have struggles, as all of us do, but those are not the things that people need to know about them. That goes for my husband, too. I think that far too often we take those closest to us for granted and complain about the little things they do without realizing how often we do the very same things. If there are struggles that need to be written about, they should be mine.

So, what to write about…I am starting to get a groove for that. I want to write what I am passionate about, but remain humble. I want to write about my family, and honor them in the process. I want to write about my struggles, so that others may be encouraged in their own. I am really thankful for these guidelines, and I believe God gave them to me for direction and protection. When I think of them, I am really glad I have not entered anything, yet. I feel this is really the best first entry I could have. I look forward to the journey that my life is taking me on. I hope to share it in an honest way. This is me…

1 comment:

  1. I fully agree about guidelines for blogging. I have started to limit what I write about my aging kids. As you said, I want to honor my kids too and I doubt they'd want their whole life documented for the world to see. They will be teenagers one day!


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