Monday, January 11, 2010

To Type or Not to Type...

Recently I've been reliving the same argument with my husband: my personal blog. He loves it, supports it, but claims that he learns more about the inner workings of my brain from my blog rather than from me.

Does anyone else have this (or similar) problem?

I've never set out to embarrass friends or family and feel that I hold back a lot of my thoughts and emotions (I can never write about my mother in-law as long as she's alive) out of fear of what reactions they may garner from others. I have not divulged any deep, dark family secrets or been explicit regarding personal relationships, but it still bothers my husband that I can share my mundane anger or disappointment with total strangers and not him.

I don't see it that way at all.

I don't know how I see it, but that's not it.

He has a fair point and maybe this is just highlighting some on-going communication problems.

How do you decide what to write about?


  1. I completely relate to this post. I have family that won't speak to me because of the blog. I don't share anybody elses "stuff" just my own. No matter. Sometimes our own stuff is all it takes to open up other peoples stuff. Who knew?

    I just write where my heart leads me. I listen to that inner voice and repeat what I hear.

  2. You're a wonderful inspiration! Love your blog. As an English major, my hubs anticipates that I should always be able to articulate my thoughts at the turn of a dime. But, when I write, I'm not doing a half dozen other things simultaneously. Life is crazy sometimes, as you so adequately show in your blog. Keep writing! Wish you all the best - Kimberly

  3. Hi Eve, I am very careful to not mention or feature family and people I know... unless its in a positive light...