Recently, someone made a comment about my life that shocked me. Unaware that I was being perceived in such a way, I quickly wracked my brain for reasons why this conclusion had been reached. I realized that blogging about my life or, more precisely, my marriage, is slightly perilous.
People draw conclusions about my life.
I never sat down and planned this blog’s branding or our family image, I never considered how things might be (mis)construed. And yet, it makes sense. If I offer you a small, tinted window through which to see me (my life, my husband), you are bound to have only a small piece of the puzzle and draw a slightly inaccurate picture.
And so I wonder. Should I blog? Generally, blogging is a way for me to vent, share a laugh and post random stories. And yet. There are days when I vacillate between wanting to write a book (and be super duper famous…or at least have someone ask for my autograph) and wanting to delete this blog.
I’m curious though, how do you (or other bloggers you know) maintain a sense of sanity, humanity and privacy while displaying your life in cyber-space? Also, what do you get out of this blog? A laugh? Cultural-sensitivity training (HA!)? Offended?