I have been struggling lately with the topic of privacy when it comes to my kids & my decision to write about my life and connecting with people all around the world. I started Accustomed Chaos to give myself a voice. Somewhere to write my thoughts and sift through the chaos of 3 kids 3 years old & under.
I want so much for this site – big goals. I love connecting with my readers, getting input and gaining friends. I love being able to share what works for us, what doesn’t and hear the same from everyone else.
I also want to protect my kids privacy. They didn’t choose for me to write publically about their life & they are too young to make the decision on their own about how much they are okay with me sharing.
I don’t want to embarrass my kids. I don’t want them to read back when they are older and be angry with me for sharing something they wish i hadn’t. Everything on the internet lives forever.
So far I have not publically shared my kids names on the internet. They are known only as Big P, Princess R and Babe E. It’s rare that I show full face photos of them though I do share more of Babe E because she is still young & her face will change.
It’s a conundrum.
I struggle with the idea that my readers – those who take the time to read my posts, engage with me via social media & emails – might be feeling a little less interested because i choose to keep certain things private. Can you really engage & be interested in someone and their life if they cant ‘trust’ you with certain information?
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