Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Blogging Your Baby
Oronzo recently sent me a link to an article, Blogging Your Baby, that he came across and wanted to share with me. Go ahead, take a moment to read it yourself!
At first I thought he was not so subtly telling me that he was uncomfortable with the content of my blog. So, I asked him.
Me: Do you think my blog is too personal? I try to protect our privacy by blogging anonymously and I don't usually post head on pictures of Snuggle Bug, but what do you think?
Oronzo: No, I'm not criticizing your blog. I just thought you'd find the article interesting.
Whew, that's a relief! Reading this article did make me stop and think. Do I share too much? What will Snuggle Bug think when he's old enough to read this? I have no intention of hiding it from him when he's older. Will he be embarrassed or upset with what I have written about him?
When I write, I do so mainly to process my thoughts and feelings on certain situations. I know I'm not always positive and upbeat about all those situations, but I try not to be hurtful towards others. I do think of the privacy of Oronzo and Snuggle Bug, trying not to cross any lines. I also write to gain the support and advice of my fellow bloggers. I love that aspect of blogging!
Perhaps I'm paranoid, but I do worry about sexual predators trolling for children online, so you'll notice that the pictures I post of Snuggle Bug often are at side angles or altered to not show his full appearance.
I'm curious, do you ever feel at times that you get too personal in your blog? Do you worry about what your child will think later? Do you filter what you write about in the interest of privacy?