I'm feeling pretty deflated this morning. I offended a person in my life with something I wrote about in this blog. (I'm not gonna say who or what). Looking back I could see how the flip, offhand tone that I used when writing about something important to them was hurtful and I feel really bad about it. It was certainly not intentionally written that way - as I tend to be a blurter. And I did what I could to make amends.
But the conversation was exhausting and it opened up the question, should I have kept this blog anonymous? I like to tell funny stories and I was proud to share my blog with everyone I knew. But the more I write, the more I realize I have other stories tell. Some of which would fan the flames of conflict in my life. Some of which would be seen as drawing battle lines.
The conflict also makes my dreams of writing a book feel a little smaller. I was entertaining the idea of writing a funny/sad memoir but I don't think I considered how much work that would bring into my personal life. And I don't welcome work these days, I want happiness, contentment and joy and that's pretty much about it. But the way I write, blurty/funny is gonna stir the pot. Part of me wants to shut down Mom O Matic and move to a blog with a new zip code. Maybe keep this one up just for The Future MILFs. I guess starting a second blog is an option, just more work. Got to think on this one.
How do you handle writing about personal stuff on your non-anon blogs?