A while back, I wrote about being embarrassed about past journal entries, especially those around the pre-teen and teen years. After skimming through a few, I destroyed them all. I would rather not remember details than have someone stumble upon by accident. I sort of hope that blogging would take the place of these angst-filled journals.
The problem is that I hesitate to document my day-to-day life even if I’m anonymous. If I read between the lines of my own past posts, I can gauge my mood and sometimes remember the impetus for certain thoughts or rants. However, most of the time, the post is too vague to help me recall events. Part of me really wants to remember my life more clearly, especially where the kids are concerned. Part of me wants to retain my privacy. I know a few “mom” bloggers who struggle with this as their kids get older. It’s one thing to share the cute/funny/bad of life with babies and toddlers; it’s another thing when the kids are old enough to understand and may not want their private life in the public eye.
For now, I have no answer except to keep on blogging, since I don’t only need this outlet for journaling.
How private or public is your blog? Do you worry about your kid/family’s privacy?