Monday, December 14, 2009

because it's happening.



When is it too much?....The sharing, blogging, and capturing of your life. When will you be sitting in a job interview where someone brings up a particularly raw blog post of yours that was written ten years ago and ask you about it? Where are these pieces of my life that I write about really going? Will they live longer than me? Floating in some kind of internet purgatory?

These are thoughts that keep me from blogging. I am afraid that the term, "over-sharing" may including blogging in general, and so I keep quiet. I protect myself...my family...my future jobs by not saying anything at all. But, author Frederick Buechner eloquently puts it all in perspective in The Sacred Journey when he writes:

"Listen. Your life is happening. You are happening."

So, really...who cares? Who cares that you share, granted you are not hurting or defaming someone else in the process? Who cares that people know you through this medium? You are happening, so you might as well let us in on it, too.

With that said, I'm linking my most recent publication at Ungrind....one that makes me want to shrink away from the "publish post" button on Blogger, but here it is. Me and my life, we are happening, after all.

Cry Baby

9 comments:

Sharone said...

This is a debate I have all the time! Especially because my husband is a public figure, at least on our local scale, and it has attracted some unwanted and very unpleasant attention to my blog. I can't wait to go over and read your post.

And merry Christmas! :)

Alison said...

Sharone--i'm in the same kind of situation--and i would never want something i wrote to harm those i love. it's a tough place to be in--you want to be yourself, but you don't want to jeopardize others in the process.

so sad you had some negative blog attention. i love your blog and am hoping you will still be posting!

walkers said...

beautiful alison. hope you feel freer and freer in yourself this year.

Amanda said...

Great article, Alison.

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

Gosh, Alison, I just love your heart... THANK YOU for sharing it. He has made you such a gift. I hope you never regret it.

SMiLE ~ JESUS LOVES YOU said...

I know exactly what you are talking about because I do the same thing. Thank you for sharing this. Opened my eyes a good bit!!! God bless and Merry CHRISTmas to you!! :)

Mandy said...

beautiful...amazing...inspiring. you and your writing have always been and continue to be to be! love you!

Jill said...

again, another super great piece by one of my besties!

Tiffany said...

I love the thoughts you expressed in this--I have had the same ones so often. I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog, so I could discover yours--looking forward to reading more!