I am sitting across from a panel of mommybloggers, trying to get Chris to crack or giggle, but damn is she poised. And so freaking cute I want to cover her with frosting and take a bite of her!
We are talking about security and exposure and protection of your children in your blog.
I won't have a chance to post later, as I am working each and every mommyblogging session after this.
This is a loaded session - people have concerns ranging from privacy and embarrassment of your children to kidnapping and sexual predators.
Ramifications of the internet exposure that we choose are mind-boggling. Tanis' mothering skills were challenged during the process of adoption because the adoption agency didn't like her sense of humor and found her to be inappropriate.
I fear that we will lose help for our child or mark him for the future by merely writing about his special needs and our journey. I fear that the parents of the children I teach will discover my blog and my liberal use of the word 'fuck' and then decide that I should absolutely not be singing happy songs to their babies.
I worry more about the implications of exposure and choices that I justify now and how they may bite me in the ass later.
Chris says if you write it out there, it will be found. (take home message: Don't write about anything you don't want the wrong person to read.)
Call me a rebel, but I am just going to choose to ignore that to some degree.
I hate restraints. I resist them.
Stay tuned to see what I have written so far that kicks me in the ass in the future! Should be fun.