MY Dirty Little Secret…

by Trisha-and-Amy on April 20, 2011

Trisha here….
I have been harboring a Dirty Little Secret for quite some time, you may have noticed. I HATE TO BLOG.
For some reason I have made my poor co-author take on all the work. Maybe because I hate to expose myself or maybe because my typing skills are not what they should be. But in any case, I have had this block and I just don’t want to. Today, Amy had an intervention with me….a sit down. An honest to god sit down about Blogging. It made me think more…..what is it that we all are searching for that we turn to blogs and social media for information? What is it that we want to discover in each others lives?What are we searching for? I thought as Authors we chose to write books and use that as our vehicle to communicate. But as sociologists, we discover and uncover new things everyday. Insights that might offer one mom relief or make another mom laugh. I came to realize that blogging is really is a way to reach out and communicate with each other, guide each other and know that we are not alone in our everyday lives as moms. It’s what we all need.

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Morene April 24, 2011 at 7:27 am

Blogging and Social Media, I turn to them to find someone who is willing to say, write or do something I myself am unwilling to say or do. It is almost an affirmation that I am not the only on who feels or says these things. When I read you and Amy’s book I felt so much better that I was not the only mother who wished she had her own apartment away from her family. I will always laugh and be grateful that someone else had the courage to say what I could not.

So a very fond Thank You to you and Amy both.

Kim April 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Hi Trisha and Amy – I can appreciate your “hate to blog” sentiment. I blog, but sometimes I hate putting myself out there all naked and exposed or feeling like I’m managing some kind of public persona. I pressured myself into a little blogging project and wrote about your book this week – I Was A Good Mom Before I Had Kids. I was so surprised to read so much of it and think, “This is ME!” Thanks for helping me lighten up a bit.

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