Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Keepin' It Real
Sometimes we don't get much of a real impression of people from their blogs. There are several reasons for this. For one thing, blogs are not private. Anything you say can be read by all the world. Facebook, with its privacy settings, is better for this, although you still should not discount the idea that anything you write on the Internet can be read by anyone. You also have to consider the privacy of others, and the feelings of those you blog about. Your kids probably don't want their specific misbehavior shared with a few hundred of your closest friends, and it's not fair to them or ethical to do it. Therefore, you can start feeling alone, that you are the only one with a messy house and trouble-making kids and financial limitations, and on and on. Well, just so you know, you're not alone. I'm not perfect. No, really. :) Nobody out there is, no matter whether we can see another's imperfections or not. We're all in this together. I'm thankful for online sources that, while they can sometimes keep us apart, can also let us know we're not alone.