Sunday, February 7, 2010

Boundaries and the Blog as Confessional

I cannot help it.

Despite putting my writing 'out there' for public consumption, I cannot get over the fact that certain parts of my private life should remain private.

So, I've taken down my more recent efforts at autobiography.

Sorry to disappoint, but Midwest Moms was never supposed to be solely about me. It is a platform to for me to translate my parenting experience into a form that could help other parents. Putting my own story into narrative form serves an entirely different aim. And while I may continue that writing privately, I feel uncomfortable with making it available here.

My apologies to those friends who have been so encouraging. But sometimes second thoughts make sense. This is one of those cases.

- Julia

4 comments:

  1. Whatever works for you. I do hope you continue it privately. Seems like there is all kinds of healthy therapy wrapped up in a project like that. Not that you need any. :)

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  2. I'm with Chuck. But it is awfully tough to find the balance between public and private sometimes, so err on the side of caution.

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  3. Hi Julia! Always trust your instincts!
    Hugs
    suZen

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  4. I know what you mean. I posted a few reflective, autobiographical stories a while back and honestly, I think it was uncomfortable for everybody. Hey, it's your blog - use it your way!

    hmmm... why is my word verification "sycho"? That's a little creepy. LOL

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