Lesson Learned

This morning, I wrote a post that had to do with an experience we had with our oldest daughter in Mexico. My mom called me to tell me she was not happy with the post…

She told me that Bella would not be happy that I wrote that post either. She gave me her reasons why and they were solid. The post I wrote wasn’t negative, but discussed a real life issue that comes up all the time with tweens. My mom asked, “But what if a parent from her class reads it and tells a classmate? She would be so embarrassed.” I don’t think that would happen, but I think my mom is right about Bella’s right to privacy, so I took the post down.

Sometimes when I’m writing it’s hard not to write about certain topics because I’m drawn to writing about things that are the most important to me, and topics that I think others may struggle with or think about too. I’ll have to figure out a different way of writing about personal topics. I can do that. I’ll do a better job of writing about important topics in a way that doesn’t necessarily pin point anyone (children in particular).

Is that a realistic goal? Will that have the same impact? I guess what really matters is how I’m affecting the people or issues that I write about.

I want only good to come from this blog. That’s the whole point really. To be able to honestly discuss things, to open our minds to new ideas, share, and to enable honest conversation in order to make positive changes in the world around us.

I’m not afraid to say I’m a work in progress. :)

P.S. It’s kind of funny how our parents can still have such a huge influence on us as adults. Thanks, Mom.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lara
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 12:25:49

    Can you ask Bella first if it’s okay that you post about her?
    http://www.redearthsafari.blogspot.com

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  2. Jennifer
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 12:32:17

    I had a similar situation. My daughter was approached by an adult friend/mom and that lady spoke to her about what I had complained about on FB. My daughter was furious with me. I apologized and vowed to never do it again, and I have stuck by that. She hasn’t forgotten either, now and then if a situation comes up she’ll say in her nasty tone, “Are you gonna post that on FB now?” :(

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  3. traciesterntheblog
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 06:42:10

    It is a fine line when writing about things that are personal to us. It’s hard to disconnect sometimes. I find that when I’m writing about a topic that is close to me either professionally or personally, I will write it so the idea is out there but save it as a draft for a few days, then go back and reread it from a different emotional state. I have found that sometimes I still agree with what I’ve written and other times it was better to have left things unsaid….keep up the great work!

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    • Liz
      Nov 03, 2011 @ 12:11:48

      Hi Tracie,

      Thank you! I will definetly sleep on posts that are on the line.

      You look gorgeous in the new boutique pictures, and I LOVE that marketing idea!

      xo

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