Thursday, January 21, 2010
First, I want to start this post with a disclaimer...I mean no...absolutely no...disrespect by this post. None. I'm just verbalizing my differing opinion.
There's been some talk around the "blogosphere" about "Bold Blogging"...blogging about things that aren't always happy, funny, warm, cuddly and cute...you know?
Let me start by saying...to each their own. We're all entitled to write whatevertheheck we want to on our blogs, no?!! But, I do feel a little...well...put off by this.
I just wanna say, that just because I choose not to post about something "unpleasant" in my life, doesn't mean I am hiding it.
Here's my take:
You see, the thing is...I love my life. I feel so incredibly, remarkably, unbelievably blessed...and I like to focus on that.
I like to focus on the positives...the funny stories...the awesome things my husband does for me...the goofy ways my children show their love...the fun relationship I have with my mom and dad...how much I love my grandparents.
Those are the kinds of things that make the world go 'round for me.
The kinds of things that I like to focus on.
Part of me feels that "Bold Blogging", forces the writer to focus on the negativity in their life...on the bad stuff that happens, so that they have something to "blog boldly" about.
Is my life perfectly perfect 100% of the time?
I yell, my husband ticks me off, my kids make me angry, money is tight sometimes, and my house is a mess most of the time...but, it's not what I want to focus on, or write about.
And besides...it that the stuff that you really want to read about?
I like to get through the bad stuff in my life quickly, grow from it, learn from it and move on...all the while brushing the dust of the "bad stuff" off my hands. It's not that I'm trying to hide it, or make it seem like I have a perfect life...'cuz I'm not...and I don't!
No, I don't...I don't think anybody does...but, we can choose what we want to focus on. The good stuff...or the bad stuff.
And I like to focus on the good stuff!
The fun stuff...the happy stuff!
Does that make me naive? Perhaps...but, I guess I'd rather see the world through rose colored glasses...than dwell on the yuck in my life.
Is that wrong?
No. It's just me.
And that's all I can be.
So, don't count on any bold blogging from this chick...you may be subjected to my "opinion" on something or other from time to time...but I that's as bold as I get!
Posted by Mama M. at 6:13 PM