I have been pondering a bit lately, like I do. And find myself wondering about blogging, and how to blog. I guess I am not made of that 'magical' blogging-stuff.
You know those great blogs, where they have this ability to be 'themselves' and evoke inspiration by being just that. I just end up deleting blog entries, feeling that particular blog entry was a bit too personal, or a bit too negative. Perhaps it is just me?
Maybe it is because my blog is not a journal. My blog is just a little peek at 'the good stuff' in my life. I don't want to bother any one with my problems. But then I fear my blog is too impersonal, and I am somehow 'hiding' who I am.
I recently read a blog where certain bloggers are 'accused' of waffling on about all the good things in their lives. And their blogging is purely designed to make others jealous.
And this is where I get confused.
One is not allowed to be too personal or too negative, and heaven forbid, one is not allowed to be positive about their lives either. Argh.
Why should a person NOT want to show all the good bits? And be proud of all the things they have worked so hard for?
But in these last few weeks, I have been lead to believe, that blogging in that way, is wrong. Some how not real. Subsequently making me 'unreal'.
But would you feel comfortable reading about my arguments with my husband? Are you interested in the problems I have had with my ex? Do you really want to know how sometimes my children drive me crazy, and I wish I could just stick them behind the wall paper?
I honestly think you already know that my life is not perfect. Should I be brutally honest about my life? Should I use lots of swear words to look cool? Is my blog crap because I refuse to write about my problems?
Of course none of these things really matter. I blog about things that matter to me. You blog about things that matter to you. It is our personal space and we can fill it up in whatever way we like. But I don't want to create this image that I am living this perfect little life with my perfect children and everything gets done magically. *laughs*
Actually a better image would be me running around like a mad woman, sometimes pulling my hair out, working through yet another basket full of laundry, feeling I got nothing done again.
I am just one of those people who reads blogs to be lifted. To be inspired, and feel better. And I am glad you are out there sharing bits of your life. In whatever way you choose to do it.
And for that I am grateful.