Monday, May 16, 2011

I know, I know

It's been awhile. I've been struggling with what to post about over the last couple of months. I've written a bunch of posts, saved them as drafts and then deleted them. You see my struggle is this, telling about what is happening in our lives but not making it sound like I am bragging. Or boring or that it is all about us.
My kids have done some amazing things lately but do I post it and make somebody else feel bad because I am proud of them and want to post about it?
Do I post about my running in hopes that someone out there won't think I'm bragging about myself? But if you don't always post things then people don't know what is happening in our lives.
Any thoughts out there?


Anonymous said...

Post it! It's not bragging. You're allowed to be excited about the good things that happen in your life!

And I'd love to read about it.


Chrissy and Brian said...

I second what D said! It's not bragging, everyone is proud of their kids, and there is nothing wring with sharing it. We blog so that our family that live all over the country can keep up to date and so that we can go back and see what we were doing last year or 4 years ago! I hope people don't think it is bragging, and if they do, that is their problem! I love hearing stories about you and your kids!

kristen said...

To second what Chrissy/Brian said- you have family all over the country who likes to hear about what is going on.

Also- who cares what other people think? Blogging is what you want it to be. As long as you aren't posting things like "My kids are better than your kids because" or "I am better than you because"...if someone takes offense, to me that says he or she is too sensitive.

Writing about cool things your kids do is just talking about what's going on in your life. Talking about your running is what is going on in your life. Being proud of or talking about accomplishments isn't intrinsically putting down other people's accomplishments- it is just talking about them :)

Do you think it is bragging when other people post what is going on with their training? Or what is going on with their kids?

Write about what you want to write about. As long as it is coming from a happy and proud place (which it will be), the people reading it will be able to tell that by they way you write it.

Kirst said...

Thanks everyone! I don't look at other people as bragging so I guess I shouldn't feel as though I am. Maybe I'll post later about stuff.

asplashofsunshine said...

Post post post! Remember, this is YOUR blog! I don't recall if I've ever been to your blog before, but now my curiosity has peaked, and I'm uber-cuious about what you wanna write about. Brag, post, boast, have fun! Your family is the center of your universe!