3.06.2014

5 Things I Never Blog About


I saw this post a few weeks ago from a blogger role model of mine, Jenny, and knew I wanted in on this action. As crazy as it is, I don't blog about everything in my life (almost, but not quite) so I thought it would be fun to share the things that I don't share. So maybe this post should have been titled "5 Things I Never Blog About...Until Now." So much for keeping it all a secret.

1. How big or small our bank account is. I don't ever plan on talking about our personal finances on this blog. If we are rich I don't think it is any of the Internets business and if we are poor I don't think it's any of the Internets business. I also don't know if I would ever share if and when we are debt free (hint: we aren't). It's one of those topics that is a fine line between bragging, begging, celebrating, and pouting. 

2. Bloggers that I don't like. It's true. As much as I want to like every blogger that exists, I don't. However, unless I am having drinks with you and one subject leads to another, you will probably never ever hear who I don't care for in this whole online world. There are plenty of other things to talk about (ie: mac and cheese, clothes, make-up, and really important items) than to fill this space with negativity towards other people. And so for that reason, I won't. 

3. The not so great times in my marriage. Like all of us married couples, the times have existed, but again, I don't think those conversations are meant for strangers (or most people for that matter).  And that's really all I'm going to say about that one. 

4. Politics. The only reason I don't blog about this is because I don't know anything about anything when it comes to this topic. I live in that very naive ignorant bubble that chooses not to care. It's foolish I know. Ignorance is not bliss but I'd like to think it is. 

5. Questions I have about religion. I love Jesus, but it doesn't always make sense. Say for instance, why it is frowned upon in the bible for two people of the same sex to be married? Sometimes I find it hard as a Christian to find the balance of loving vs judging vs guarding the word vs living life fully vs trusting vs acting vs EVERYTHING. I may write a post about a few of these questions and thoughts soon, but until then, it remains a topic not discussed.

What is one thing you will never blog about? 

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44 comments:

  1. I seriously am the same with ALL OF THIS! I don't care to share my financial wealth with anyone. There are times as a single gal (as in- ain't no ring on this finger), that I discuss how broke I am because it's quite obvious when I'm unemployed lol (which was last fall) and I blogged a lot about unemployment during that time. I don't like it when bloggers are mean towards other bloggers on the internet. It makes ZERO sense to me. If you can't say something nice or don't agree with how someone else handled something - just leave it alone. The crummy parts of relationships - yes, keep that personal too. It will come back and bite you in the butt when you let everyone else know how bad things are at a specific moment. I, too, know diddly-squat about that thing called politics. And yes, I'm a christian, and yes things don't make sense most of the time, but I'm not interested in causing a religious uproar on my blog! lol I enjoyed reading this post! :)

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  2. Those are things that I never will blog about either!

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  3. omgod. can we pretty please FaceTime with a drink and talk about bloggers we don't like??! please? blah blah politics and money. who cares. bloggers…go.

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  4. I agree with everything you said. And also, politics are way over my head as well, and I make it a point to not ramble on about something I'm not completely knowledgable about!

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  5. Religion is a biggie. I'm not even entirely certain I'm comfortable with what I do or don't believe let alone share it on the net. Do blog about being debt free when you are. It's definitely something to be proud of and it inspires others as well without having to go into too much detail. Brag on!!

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  6. I completely agree on all of these. They're just simply things that don't need to be discussed with strangers and for me in most cases, even with people I do know. I never understand why people rant about their relationship problems on the internet.. that's private business & should stay that way!

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  7. totally agree on all of these. there are just other things you can say!!

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  8. I might steal this post idea. Me like.

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  9. I agree with the marriage topic...not that my husband and I have many bad times in our marriage, but he does have a medical thing that he is very private about even though it hugely affects our lives.so I respect him by not posting about it. I'm not trying to pull my marriage off as perfect, but I don't think our personal problems are other people's business.

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  10. I have to agree 100%- especially with the finances point. Telling people your rich = bragging and telling people you're poor = whining. Neither look good on me.

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  11. I find it so interesting how we can blog all the time about so many major parts of our lives, and yet... even barely graze the surface on so many important, central parts of our lives at all!

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  12. Those are pretty much my no-gos too!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  13. I agree on all of these! Thank you for keeping it classy here lady! I totally feel the same way as yo about my faith sometimes. So many questions and things I wrestle with, but i think that is good

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  14. Ugh yes. Biggest pet peeve are two of those listed above.
    I think this is a GREAT list!

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  15. I love the honesty in this post, it's so refreshing!

    xo,
    Jamie
    http://inspirationlush.com/

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  16. I definitely agree with not blogging about anything too personal like finances, religion and politics. Better to keep those things off line.

    http://lifeandcity.tumblr.com

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  17. Loved this idea so much that I swiped it and used it on my blog. (Don't worry, I gave you all the credit. ;) This would be such a great link up!

    ♥Kylie
    www.kylieinthesky.com

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  18. I agree with all of these, especially the one about marriage! I don't think any relationship is perfect (and if it is, I haven't seen it!) but that doesn't mean I would ever air our dirty laundry on the internet. My husbands not perfect, but neither am I!

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  19. Well, now I'm exhausted from all of that liking. I need a drink. Is 7:45 am too early? Nah. It is Friday, after all.

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  20. But that doesn't stop me from wishish I was your real life friend so that we could drink lots of drinks and talk about these things.

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  21. I completely disagree with half of this list, but not in that I want you to talk about these things - I totally respect your decision not to! And at the same time I will happily talk about my family life (the bad parts especially), my finances and the sociopolitical issues I care about on my public platforms, and people judge me for it or think I'm whining or an angry feminist, then what the hell, I am those things and those people can fuck right off. I really encourage people to speak up about their finances and their problems *if they want to* because there is such a stigma on both things and I personally think everyone (except maybe billionaires) benefits from lifting the veil of mysteriousness (and pride) off commonplace issues, but again - only if they want to.

    That said, I have a bit of a fumey kneejerk reaction to people saying certain things aren't meant to be public. You can decide what you don't share, but not what other people share, though my issue mainly stems from - tmi by your standards ahead - my abusive father constantly going on about not airing dirty laundry. I'll air my laundry however I want to, thank you very much.

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  22. I complete agree with this list. some blogs it works for but I just don't think on my blog. I may borrow this idea.

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  23. I am an open book when it comes to blogging about challenges, but only when it reflects on me and not someone else. I might share a struggle I am personally having in my life whether it be being a wife, mom, Christian, but not to publicly make someone else look bad. Does that make sense? If someone can relate to it, I don't see what's wrong with sharing it publicly as long as it's not bashing someone else. I won't ever talk negatively about my husband on my blog or even to someone in private, even if he's made me so mad I want to run off to a far away land for like 15 minutes. :) And I definitely would never blog about another blogger I don't like. I'm not even able to post something negative about a celebrity...not that I don't laugh when someone else does, I just can't myself. I have a hard time blogging about things I'm not knowledgeable about too, and politics is definitely one I'm not!
    Eva Marie Taylor

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  24. #5. Yes! Soooo much I just don't understand.

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  25. I feel ya on the whole Church and Christianity thing. I too don't understand why two people of the same sex should not be married. They are in LOVE and to me that is ALL THAT MATTERS. However, I am Christian and I do love Jesus! But that is one thing I just don't understand - & politics, of course.

    PS- I am excited for Blogger Happy Hour, and nervous at the same time. I am a super newbie to the blogging world. I just know that I love it, love you, and love HH!!

    oxox,
    Amanda, Fun In The Oven Blog

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  26. I'm with ya on these. There's so much else to say!

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  27. I would never talk about finances but I do like to read tips on being frugal and sharing how I can make a dollar go a long ways. Politics, never, because I just can't follow it and I know I would say something totally ignorant.

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  28. Love this list! I love talking about finances, not the exact numbers in my bank account, but about the principles I follow and use when thinking/planning/using money. I talk politics in real person. LOVE me a political debate. But, my blog isn't the place. Maybe another domain, one day! And, I'm not married.... I can't talk about my love life. Because there is none. Zero. Nada. {Panic attack ensues....} XOXO

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  29. Great list and I agree. I know that sometimes I dip into religion but know that it comes with hundreds of questions as well. The one thing I have to say to that is that I love Jesus and what he told us to do more than anything was to love him and love others. So that is simply how I try to live my life. When we get into all the details of what you "can and cannot do" in the Bible, we lose what the main purpose is.

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  30. I'm with you on not blogging about politics. Generally I think it's pointless to even discuss among peers--- nobody fully agrees and certainly nobody is changing their mind.

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  31. I struggle with those religious questions, too. When all else fails, I tell myself loving others is ALWAYS the right thing to do, so I can at least feel sure about that. And agreed on politics--I don't talk about it mostly because I don't know enough to! And thinking about the whole country disagreeing makes me sad.

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  32. This list was really interesting to read - I'm with you on the politics and marriage problems (I'm not married but I think if someone in your life might not want something to be shared with the world it's important to respect that - just like in a face-to-face conversation).

    But I am the complete opposite with talking about personal finances. On my blog I share what I earn, spend and save every month. I don't do it to brag about it (I'm a student so I don't earn much) and I don't do it with the intention of making anyone feel uncomfortable.

    I just hate the stigma around money - we tell our best friends everything but most of us would never share what we really do with our money and it's something that can be a huge source of stress. And because no one talks about it then the problem just gets worse and people get into more debt and think that everyone else has heaps of money when they don't.

    And I think if I'm giving out personal finance advice it's only right that I share what I'm actually doing and if I even follow my own advice.

    But I loved your post - great to see that you know what your blog is and what your blog isn't, and that you respect other's privacy.

    Looking forward to reading more
    Sam xx

    www.smart-twenties.com



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  33. My job. I'll never blog about my 9-5. I love my team and respect their privacy too much to write about them and our exploit our relationships (even anonymously on their part).

    Happy Weekend to you!

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  34. I live in the blissfully ignorant political bubble as well. It's delightful. And I will never blog about it :)

    EatPrayWearLove

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  35. I love this list....I think all of the topics have their place somewhere and with certain people but not with everyone on the Internet. There are so many other fun topics to discuss!

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  36. great post Erin!
    modmommymk.wordpress.com

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  37. I most definitely agree although I have blogged ab being poor once but I really was struggling and wasnt looking for hand outs just to vent but that was a long time ago LOL

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  38. What a great post idea! Thank you for sharing! I think we all have things we don't blog about for personal reasons, and that is A-OK!

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  39. I've been posting about money more lately...but in pretty broad vague terms until I came right out and said the approximate $ amount I owe in loans. I've found it helpful to read about REAL debt journeys, so I don't mind sharing mine...a little. I'll never tell people what I make though...I think that crosses a line somehow. I enjoyed reading this!

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  40. I talk money/debt a lot, because it's a huge part of our life! We aren't rich and we aren't poor, we were just 2 people with tons of student loan debt and I enjoy sharing our experience with anyone who might need that extra motivation to pay off theirs.

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  41. I feel the same about all the things you said you don't blog about. Most not anyone's business or I don't know enough to talk about it like an expert! (Why I stick to running haha) I "liked" all the FB pages- fun give away! :)

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  42. I completely agree with everything you said. Ones financial situation is no ones business. Religion and Politics, its always been said that these are the two topics not to bring up at a dinner table. I'm pretty informed on politics however, its just such a touchy subject.

    xo Franchesca |City Mermaid



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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)