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Seeking Your Opinion

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It is going to be difficult for me to anonymize my family in a blog that is almost completely about them.  As I said in a previous post, I tend to be a tell-all type of gal. Before I even set up my site, I chatted with a friend and fellow blogger.  She reminded me that my writings would be going world wide, and that there are some, lets just say, interesting individuals out there.  That I may not want pictures of my son getting into someone’s hands, or that it might not be the wisest idea to put his name out there, lest his identity be stolen. (Even if I use only their first names, all someone would have to do is piece it together with my last name and they’ve got the whole shebang.)   Not to mention that some day my children’s classmates may get a hold of my blog posts and cause them to feel embarrassed.  I am honestly not afraid of my children resenting me for writing about them, I hope that I am giving them enough stability and security so they understand that everything I write about them is written with the utmost love.  Besides, eventually mom’s going to get blamed for everything that is wrong with junior’s life anyway.  This usually lasts from the age of 16 to approximately their mid twenties, when the child has an epiphany and realizes that mom was more wise than once thought.   In junior’s thirties they discover there was a method to mom’s madness after all.  Their forties, all is forgiven; fifties, you’re completely exonerated, and by the time they reach their sixties, you’re practically a saint!  (Did I just go on a bunny trail?)  Anyhoo, no, I’m now worried about scarring my children.

Do you think I should continue calling my family by “Hubby,” “the boy,” and “the girl” just to be on the safe side?  To protect them from would-be predators?  I’m not sure how I feel about this.  I had envisioned my blog with pictures of my kids to go along with the cute stories, but their safety is #1.  I have looked up quite a few mom-blogs and many have pictures and names, many have no pictures and nicknames.  What is your opinion?

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Author: KenSea

Wife of 19 years, mom to a very active (almost) 6-year-old boy and very sweet 1.5-year-old girl. My blog takes a humorous look at the trials and triumphs of life with ADD and ADHD. Check it out at www.followingbunnytrails.com

6 thoughts on “Seeking Your Opinion

  1. You want to use strategic pictures. I read a story from a man who got robbed because he video blogs from his home office and local thieves came in one night to loot through his electronics and computer supplies.

    I don’t use a lot of full face identifiable pictures of myself or my daughter on my blogs. When I shoot an object or want to share it I am conscious of the background. Not that we own anything to worry about getting robbed of.

    My daughters name is no where on my blogs. There is a mom I know who blogs and has her kids and pics of them listed. It just depends on what you are comfortable with. A hybrid might be list names etc. in the bio or about me section and then continue the anonymity in posts.

    Some people are so secretive you never really know anything about them when you read their blog. Others are using specific names and places that you just gloss over because you don’t really know the people no matter what they reveal. lol

    Welcome to the blogging world! You will have a great time here figuring it all out. Visit other blogs and get to know some folks it’s fun.

  2. I know a blogger who called her self and family mck….something for example she was mckmama her hubby was prince charming. Her eldest was big Mac next came nugget then flurry etc she posted pics and was very general about names and location she had million followers….just a thought.

    • Love it! I found a blogger who calls his wife “Kick ass wife” and their 4 kids are called Slim (9), Perpetual Motion (7), The Hellcat (5), and Tax Credit #4 (4)! Awesome!

  3. How would you feel if you found a blog that your Mom wrote along the way of your upbringing? & ask yourself what are your goals of this blog? I kinda lean towards keeping it more anonymous-y….cyber criminals are everywhere & key pieces of security are easy to find out (mom’s maiden name, date of birth, birth city etc etc) the more we put out there the easier we make it for those thieves… just sayin’

    • My mom and I laugh at stuff from my childhood all the time. As long as she was writing with love, I wouldn’t mind… though I was a pretty sensitive teenager. I agree with the anonymizing.. darn ‘verts ruin it for all of us, lol! It’s been easier than I thought to use “the boy” “the girl” and “hubby” or “daddy.”

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