The answer is that no one really knows. There's no magic formula about what we should and should not blog about. Some bloggers claim there is, but they're just in it for page views I think. I don't make any money from this humble space, so I figure I can talk about whatever I want. No limitations, right? But, then again, I haven't figured out where my limits begin and end. That's why it's tricky.
We all have things we'd love to discuss with these good friends we've made through the interwebs, but it's hard to do when you don't know who's reading. We all would, I'm sure, love to talk about personal troubles and triumphs with blog friends (talk about "troubles"…it just took me 3 tries to spell "triumphs" correctly). Sometimes we only hint at the things that are really going on in our lives because we don't want to come across as too high-maintenance. However, sometimes we come across as boring or bland if readers can tell that we're not putting enough out there.
Like I said, it's a fine line. There's nothing I would love more than to truly let everyone I choose in on everything in my world. That's what friends are for, right? More often than not, just like with real-life friends, we censor what we say because we don't want to make it all about us…am I right?
If we were to have coffee…
I'd tell you about my new skincare regimen. How it finally seems like my skin is beginning to clear up after a miserable year. How I'm not ready to go into details yet though because I'm afraid I'll jinx it.
I'd tell you how the army is causing Scott to be at work for 15 to 24 hours a day and we're not used to that and it's a hard transition for him, for me, and for the poor dogs.
I'd tell you that it's hard to live in a new place again and how I don't really have a support system here. But I'd throw in that I'm SO grateful to have a couple of friends already. The support system, I know, comes with time.
I'd tell you that I went to the Air Force Academy to a doctor this week and I'm not sure how I feel about her. But my options are limited because my insurance is through the military. You can't just pick and choose where you go. I'd add that "maybe this is a good reason to get out" of the army. Choosing medical care is a privilege in this country, but ironically it's denied to military families.
I'd also probably ask if you've watched anything good on t.v. lately. Maybe you thought last week's True Blood was surprisingly climactic too.
Then maybe we'd move onto more intelligent conversation, like books or something. Or maybe not.
And then I'd ask if you wanted to go to Homegoods and buy baskets and shower curtains because that's what a fun afternoon looks like to me.
Where do you draw your own blogging line at? Do you feel comfortable sharing everything you'd tell a friend over coffee?