When I first started blogging I told everyone about it, especially my parents. I was excited to be online sharing details of my family life and thought my children’s grandparents would appreciate it more than anyone. As a newbie I kept my blog fluffy and remained very, very careful with my writing.
As I continued to write I got looser; sharing more intimate stuff and engaging in braver blogging. It felt liberating to reveal my deepest thoughts and reflections; sharing memories that belonged to more than just myself. When my parents didn’t remember things the way I had…that’s when things started to get a little awkward.
It’s ironic that many of us bloggers don’t mind putting it all out there for the masses, but for our own parents to read? Well, that can get weird. Do my parents really need to know I threw the biggest party of my senior year at their house? Probably not. Do they need to know when I lost my virginity? Not really, but what if those facts pertain to a larger story worth telling? Do we gloss over the squirmy stuff or do we remain honest with our readers? I don’t know.
I asked my fellow bloggers whether their parents read their blogs and in true therapy fashion, I asked how it made them feel. Read on and share your own thoughts below!
Do your parents read your blog? How does it make you feel?
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