Well, once again - I've come under attack for my willingness to be open and honest... and raw about my life. I do not claim to be perfect, nor do I claim to have all the answers - but I do have the only answer that I need... which is God and my faith in Him.
An issue came up yesterday that called my blogging and transparency into question. The response was that since I put personal things on my blog and on Facebook - it shouldn't be an issue. Hmmm. Well, the difference is that I am in control of what information I choose to put on here, and what information I choose to put on Facebook. Most things are on the table, but I am able to put it out there in the frame work of my choice.
While I am extremely open about my feelings, choices, and the things happening with me... I am protective of those that are not as comfortable with that as I might be. For instance, I might put my name out there or John's... but I have never given the exact names of anyone else in my family... to protect them. In the same way that when we have a child... I may or may not put their real name on this blog. Again, with their protection in mind... that being said... it is something that I get to choose for me and for my family.
I am able to live without regrets, and put my feelings out there to share with others because I don't have anything to hide. My feelings and opinions are just that... mine. You are free to read them as you wish. Agree with them. Disagree with them. Question them. All of that is fine, but you aren't allowed to use it as an attack or an outlet to get your own frustrations out.
I consider my transparency - especially with regard to Facebook to be a privilege to those that want to keep up with what is going on in my life... but when that is abused, choices have to be made. In regard to my blog - I don't expect everyone to agree with what I have to say about things... life is all about agreements and disagreements. The difference is the respect that is used when the disagreements happen.
I wonder what you other bloggers would say in response to the same statement.
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