It began as a fear, turned into a worry, morphed ever so gently and slowly into "Well, everyone else is doing it, it must be okay" and then, quite suddenly, it turned back into....
"My heart says no. At least right now."
What am I talking about?
Broadcasting my family's every move to over 2 billion internet users.
My family, and especially my children, haven't signed up for this.
I am an adult and I can choose but they have not.
I want my kids to choose.
I can't imagine writing about them when they are older anyway, that feels very much like an invasion of privacy, so I'm not sure why it wouldn't be now. Perhaps because they are little and cute and say adorable things that make for good stories?! Hmmm.
Don't get me wrong. If you love posting pics of your kids on your blog or other internet sites, don't let my change of mind deter you. Many people liken it to taking their kids out in public so if you feel good about your choice, stick with it :-)
As for me, I've changed my mind.
I am going to listen to my heart on this one.
How do I write a family blog without posting pics of my kids or without sharing snippets of our conversations?
I have no idea.
I probably can't.
I'll let you know when I know!
(Update as of March 2013, I have deleted most of my family focused posts and it feels right. And as you can see, the blog is still going and growing just as it should :-)