I wish I could do that

by doodaddy on March 10, 2007

How do you write publicly about personal tragedy? Or your sex life? Or anything, really?

Some blogging parents post about intensely personal, challenging, sad episodes in their lives. All I can do is write snarky comments about people that bother me at the playground.

I burst with admiration for these parents, going through hell and able to tell it to complete strangers, not to mention the friends and relations that have happened upon their blogs.

I don’t know if I can.

What if, what it, what it, what if.

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Mom101 March 10, 2007 at 3:13 pm

I will gladly be the first –

I think a memorist feels an obligation to tell his/her truth whatever that may be. Sometimes it’s sad or personal or challenging, sometimes it’s snark. Getting personal is not in everyone nor should it be. The world needs funny playground anecdotes too…

I can only speak from my perspective but when I write, sometimes I write because I need to write it. The audience hardly even comes to mind. Although it’s nice to know that when the going gets tough, there are people out there who can pat you on the back and say “there, there.” Maybe it’s a girlie thing. Me being a girlie and all.

(And hey, thanks for the shout out. )


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