My son, Chris, is my blog master. He helped me get this blog started and continues to mentor me with technical stuff as well as coaching. He told me he never changes a blog. He takes responsibility for what he has written, including blogs he regrets having written. I needed to hear that.
This morning I am thinking about yesterday’s blog on Parenting and Commitment. I don’t think it is a bad blog. I actually agree with it. But there is something untrue about it. I think that it borders on one of my personal boundaries when it comes to sharing ideas. That is, I don’t like to lift up an idea by stomping on those who hold the opposite. Sometimes this is an impossible task. And in trying to stick to the ideal, I end up not sharing my idea at all. I am not sure whose loss that is.
Today I retrieve a crochet hook that I left at a freind’s a few weeks ago. I need it to start crocheting rugs. I have spent hours cutting strips from material I had leftover from quilts I’ve made, connecting these, and rolling these into balls. That is the foundation work. When it comes to blogging, I am still cutting apart old ideas and rolling them into balls.
2 thoughts on “Blog Smog”
Judy — I believe blogs are for sharing opinions as well as ideas. I do not believe anything was untrue in what you wrote. I thought it was a great blog. I love the fact that you have the willingness to open your mind and reflect on your thoughts. Not everyone does that . . . Have a great day! Nancy K.
I’m so glad you’re blogging! That’s because you have so much to share. There is a “healthy tention” (I love that phrase) that every writer needs to figure out. You want to share your ideas, but you don’t want to alienate those who may disagree. When I focus more on the former than the latter, it lends to my more brilliant posts.
I’m not always so bold, though. There are many ideas I choose not to share, fearful of the consequences. Or maybe I’m just a little uncertain myself, still testing the idea out. I don’t know. Maybe a little bit of both.
What I do know is that my mom will love me no matter how much she disagrees. I sure appreciate that kind of love from my mom!
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