There’s a thread about me on the internet. No big shocker there. Today, someone commented about blogging through rose colored glasses. They’re right! Even though I do touch on my depression, there is a huge part of my life I don’t post about, especially as it relates to things that are going on at home.
The truth is, the past few days have given everyone more a glimpse into my life than I would normally post. While some of the people who have come to my blog have done so hoping to see a train wreck, that’s not why most people visit a blog. Not everyone needs to know the gory details of my down days, my marital ups and downs, and everything else. Even with the situation that’s essentially wrapped up at this point, I didn’t get into all of the juicy details, simply because they’re not for everyone to know.
Yes, I blog through rose colored glasses. If it’s something that let’s me get whatever is on my chest off of it and someone else might want to hear that they’re not the only one going through something, I will post it. But if I’m not ready to open something up, it stays inside or it’s written and deleted as a way to get it out and move on.
Probably all “mommy bloggers” do that. Just because we have chosen to use blogging as a creative outlet doesn’t mean we’re taking the doors off the hinges and removing all of the curtains to let everyone see every intimate detail of our lives.
Unfortunately, whether we get 10 page views per day or 10,000, we are opening our lives to some extent, and therefore have to live with the good, the bad, and the ugly. The next time you’re reading your favorite blog and you think she has the perfect life, remember that. She may be just as screwed up as you are, she just chooses to keep that part private!