Since starting a blog I’ve spent more time reading other people’s than writing my own.  Let’s say it’s in the interests of research.  I’m amazed at the variety of different styles out there, and it’s given me lots of ideas, but in the end my blog must be my own and not a poor imitation of someone else’s.

One thing about which I realise I have not been consistent and feel I should sort out before I go any further, is how to refer to my children, who are no longer children, let’s be honest.  I don’t plan to say much about them because I’m not sure they’d like me to, but it’s hard not to refer to them from time to time and I don’t want to use the Twitter shorthand I’ve adopted of Son1, Son2, Son3 and Son4.  So maybe I’ll do what a lot of bloggers do and use their initials, and ditto for other family members and friends who get a mention.  Will have to think of a way to get round the fact that youngest son and husband share their first initial (J).  J Senior and J Junior?  We’ll see.




4 thoughts on “Anonymity

  1. It’s a difficult one. Not least because after, what, 5 years of blogging a lot of the things I’d like to write about and find most interesting involve other people: my family ir friends. I was thinking of exploring if I become really desperate!

    I have mentioned my children’s names on here but I don’t tend to write about them a lot. On occasion my daughter has guest-blogged for me but I don’t think she uses her own name and as she’s still only 16, I wouldn’t encourage that.

    The other thing is self-censorship: there is a photo of my OH and me in decorated bras before the Moonwalk that he asked me to remove in case anyone connected to his employer saw it; and I know my Boywonder uses my blog to catch up. I’m afraid I have no answers.

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  2. I agree with Gita, I tend not to mention my family by name ….although I have, on occasion, when they have been singled out for some special mention.
    Incidentally, I love your blog just the way it is ….you have no need to copy anyone else ….in fact I can imagine people wishing to copy you.


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