I've been thinking about writing a post regarding blogging and privacy, when lo and behold, I read someone else's post about the same topic.
Specifically, I was thinking about family life and struggles and how much could or should be shared in a blog. I don't write about my husband or children too often because I feel I would be robbing them of their privacy. This means that while there are some topics I would like to address, I don't, except in a general fashion.
Part of life and relationships involves trust. As bonds between people grow, more of the deep and important parts of us are shared. I have experienced the violation of trust in a few friendships and backed away from those women. If I trust you with my heart, I feel you should honor that trust.
So sometimes I would like to blog about the weightier challenges in my life, but because they involve the hearts of my family, I keep my writing non-specific or don't deal with the issues at all.
Some bloggers are able and willing to open up their hearts and lives and are comfortable with that level of intimacy. I genuinely applaud their bravery. But if you're reading Transitional-Woman and my struggle-posts seem unspecific or my life appears very tidy, know I am protecting my privacy and the privacy of my family. Their trust is important to me and I treasure it.