If you could have a guarantee that one, specific person was reading your blog, who would you want that person to be? Why? What do you want to say to them?
I did not start my blog with a specific purpose way back when, this was not a question that had ever crossed my mind. To be honest, I get very excited each time that someone clicks the like button and/or follows my blog; not to mention the wonderful fact that I have made such wonderful friends through posting at WordPress. I feel so lucky that by the simple act of writing everyday, I touch people and have been touched by wonderful people in return. Having said all this, I now know who I would want to read my blog over time, I would have to amend the number from one to two and the two people that I would want guaranteed readership would be my two babies.
I was thinking the other day that my blog has become my public diary, I haven’t shared every dark secret, but I have been honest and discussed things about myself that do not come into my normal everyday conversation. As my mind was meandering around with this thought, it morphed into thinking about my parenting style and how that relates and affects my babies. That took me to thinking that perhaps having my two babies read my blog over time would give them better insight as to why and what had made me the type of Maman I am, for the good and the not so good. I am sure that every parent would agree, there are days where you haven’t been your best and the reasons are sometimes buried in your psyche or subconscious and I thought that maybe after reading my blog, my babies will come to the point and say “oh that’s why Maman was a little crazy about this or that’s why that was important to her, I get it now”
I was also thinking along the lines of getting to know me in terms of the grand babies. It would be fantastic to have my babies show their babies my posts and have them get to know me as a person beyond being just Mamie or grandma. I wish that either of my grandparents had been journal or diary keeper to have known them as people beyond being old and loving grandparents. I would have given so much to have known how my grandparents felt during the World Wars, their fears, concerns and hopes. Those were a sample of my questions. Perhaps my blog would answer some of my children and their children’s questions. These are my thoughts on the subject.