My husband, J, and I have been doing TTWD, aka domestic discipline, for almost three years. Right now our lives are upside down, due to problems involving our children. I'm looking for a way to be able to express myself and share a bit of our lives and still maintain a comfortable level of anonymity. I know some bloggers have gone private for that reason. Of course, I can't really do that from the outset, since no one knows me -- I'd be on a blogging island!
I've tried blogging before (twice) and each time ended up leaving because our situation got so busy and stressful, I couldn't keep up. Those blogs had proper titles, and I gave myself nice monikers. I'd start out fine and would eventually feel a (self-imposed) pressure begin to build that I had to churn out another post before too long or I'd lose the small readership I'd gained. The other pressure I put on myself was to try my best to sound witty, intelligent, and articulate in order to keep myself in the company of such accomplished bloggers whose blogs were always so well written and conveyed all those characteristics. The problem was that I would get so caught up in that effort and the extra time it took that it became too time consuming, especially as it made it more challenging to balance it out without losing the heart and soul of what it was I was trying to convey.
So this time I'm trying it another way. Bare bones generic. I will do my best to focus on writing, first and foremost, for myself, and in so doing, I will hopefully discover things I might not otherwise have seen. Of course, that doesn't mean I wouldn't appreciate comments :)
Ah, well. I guess it's all about priorities. Who knows? If this works, maybe the blog will eventually get a name (and me, too!). I think I'll try again and let this blog develop at its own pace.