Monday, September 22, 2008

My own blog angst

My sister got me into blogging, and I couldn't be more grateful. I used to love to journal. That was before I had kids. Now, who has time to hand write anything? So, this has become my little online journal.

Some people read my blog after finding me on AllMediocre, or from a link on my sister's blog. I've also given my website to some of my family and good friends. I used to send out online photo albums of my kids all the time, but as life has gotten busier and busier, I find less time to do that. I thought giving friends the site would be a good way for them to catch up on what I'm up to and see the latest cute pictures of my kids whenever they want.

My angst has to do with the fact that I occasionally find myself thinking about who might be reading this when I write something. I don't ever want to write that way. This is my personal journal, and my way of recording some of my thoughts for my children. I'd love for them to look back on this someday and laugh at the funny stories from their childhood, get an insight into how their Mom felt about being their Mom and most of all - to know more than anything else, that they are so loved.

So, whenever I've hesitated to post something, I remind myself of why I'm doing this.

There are only two things that I won't write about in this blog. One is people at work. I've got so many great stories about people that I work with, but I don't want to get fired, so I'll have to find some other outlet for those. The other is something else that I'm not going to talk about not talking about - let's just say that I'm not going to blog about it.

So, this is my life. And this blog is my creative outlet.

If you are reading this, I hope you enjoy it. If you're not enjoying it, stop reading it.


Marinka said...

I love your blog and I'm thrilled that your sister got you into blogging. She is very wise and you must always listen to her. But here's the thing that I struggle with--what if my kids read my blog at some point and realize that motherhood for me wasn't all fun and adoration?

Keep blogging! I'll be reading!

Mama Ginger Tree said...

Oh, I guess I'll stop reading it.

Just kidding!!!! It always starts out as one thing and then morphs into something else. As long as you're enjoying it, that is all that matters. I've gotten so much more out of blogging than I ever imagined.

Maybe you should start an anonymous blog to tell work stories. And "the other thing" stories, whatever that is.


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