4.06.2015

10 Things I Will Never Blog About

Things I will never blog about

You have surely seen these "things I will never blog about" lists elsewhere on the blogosphere. It's your lucky day because I have decided to jump on the bandwagon. Happy day!

The following are things I will NEVER blog about (at least not at this point in my life):

1. Disagreements with my husband. I can still be real and authentic about the fact that we have disagreements on the blog without sharing the content of those disagreements, especially if they are serious. Now, if we disagree about how to load the dishwasher, that's a different playing field all together. Sorry babe.

2. My job. I work in the mental health field and for my own personal reasons, I feel that certain aspects of my job (and schooling) should not be shared on my blog. I'd also like to keep my job and talking about it on here is a sure way to lose it!

3. My future children's bathroom activities. BECAUSE HELLO THE INTERNET IS FOREVER. And it's gross.

4. Negative things about other people. I can't believe it when other bloggers write negatively about people they know in real life, or even other bloggers on their blogs. It's immature and completely passive aggressive.

5. Finances. I'm pretty private about things like finances. I'll totally share some of my favorite money saving tricks, but you'll never know my annual income or how much our wedding was.

6. Sports. SURPRISE, I don't write about sports! Oh, you already knew that? I'm so predictable.

7. Pregnancy. You can read more about that here.

8. Politics. I probably won't talk about politics on here, mostly because of my job. However, I am liberal. Being a liberal Christian is hard and as much as I would love to talk more about that, I know it's simply off limits due to my profession.

9. Designer clothing. I'm in graduate school. I couldn't afford designer clothes even if I did want them.

10. Products I don't believe in. I should note that if I do write about a product I'm not a fan of, I will be completely straightforward about the fact that I do not believe in it.

What topics do you avoid blogging about?

Be sure to check out my post "5 Podcasts for Believers" over on Annie's blog today!
  
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61 comments :

  1. These are all on my list of no-nos, too! Especially number one. I HATE when people bash their husband on social media. I get that sometimes we need to rant, but do it in private to a girlfriend, not where everyone can see it.

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  2. I completely agree with this whole list except #10 - I'm a firm believer that if I spent my money on a product that disappointing for certain reasons, then others should know as well in case they are thinking about doing the same. With that being said though, I don't just straight up *bash* a product, I give plenty of examples and situations on why it didn't work for me/wasn't worth it and try to give other suggestions :)


    I'm 100% with you on the whole job thing, I've mentioned my field of work briefly and maybe the category my company falls in but I will never go into great detail about let's say issues I may or may not have with my manager or how great our budget is doing that month because like you said, the internet is FOREVER and that stuff has a great potential to bite you right in the arse.


    P.S - The link for your guest post isn't working for me :(

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  3. I agree with all of these, especially number one. I just can't imagine sharing such an intimate detail about my life. I'm also a liberal Christian; I worked in politics for 6 years and am still politically active- it's a huge part of my life, but know this isn't the place to discuss it.

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  4. I'll get back to the rest of your comment later but the guest post link should work in an hour or so- it just hasn't gone live yet!

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  5. I definitely agree with number one. I like to keep my blog fairly lighthearted and don't think it's the place to discuss serious relationship matters and I also don't think that would be fair to my boyfriend. Some things need to be sacred. That being said, I do enjoy talking about silly little disagreements and quirks we have as a couple, but that's all in good fun and pretty innocent. I've decided to not even attempt DIYS. I am not crafty and have no original thoughts when it comes to that, so I'm just going to leave that alone lol

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  6. It's so important to keep a blog-life balance..props to you :)

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  7. I would hope no one bashes their husband or anyone else on their blog!!!

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  8. Yes to number 1. Never never never bash anyone, especially your husband. Especially if you know they read your blog (mine occasionally does). But people don't need to know about your disagreements or fights...especially if they are serious ones. I have talked about finances before, but only how I got out of debt before I met Jeremy. It was a crazy time in my life and I was happy to share my experience. But that is about it on finances. I think - I hope - I have only shared who I work for, not what I do. People in my family don't even know what I really do, so why share it with the internet?

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  9. Amen girl! There are certain things that are just meant to be left unsaid :)

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  10. Isn't it awful? I try to never speak poorly of my husband ESPECIALLY not online

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  11. So I think #10 is deceiving because I WILL review products I don't believe in, but I will absolutely say I don't believe in them in the review. I'll never just give a positive review for the sake of saving face with the company.

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  12. YES! I think silly disagreements are a completely different ballgame. We have to find humor in things like that! And I'm not crafty either hahaha maybe I should have added that one

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  13. Exactly. I would love to write about what I do on here because there are so many misconceptions about my field, but it's just better that I don't in the end.

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  14. Yep! All of this stuff but especially the negativity. I don't visit blogs to read about people being negative. I like the uplifting happy stuff.

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  15. Me too. Sometimes being real can have some negativity, but I think there should always be a good balance of positive things too.

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  16. If someone is being negative because they are being authentic that's cool but I've seen blogs that are just downers and I usually don't return to those. Life, as a whole, is beautiful and I love people like yourself who embrace that.

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  17. Thanks! I couldn't agree more.

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  18. I think all of these are best left off the internet!

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  19. yeah...passive aggressive is horrrrible and totally not okay. glad you aren't participating in that OR sports (gross). ha! much respect to the mental health field, my background is in social work so i'm high-fiving you!

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  20. WOOP WOOP! I'm in clinical psychology!

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  21. 1) Agreed. I will write about how we work through disagreements, but not the nature of them, unless it's something pretty obvious. Like I frequently share the story of when Dan really started seeing sexism himself, instead of just listening to me explain it. Before that moment, Dan and I often disagreed on feminism, because his male privilege blinded him to some of the problems women face.


    2) I totally agree for your reasons, and when I was an au pair, I was very careful about what I said online about "my" kids. But now I work freelance, mostly for a web design company, and it's actually good for my work to talk about it online.


    3) TBD. I have Crohn's Disease, so I actually talk really candidly about bodily functions in order to erase some of the shame felt by people with IBDs.


    4) Eh, I won't talk badly about someone just for the sake of being petty or gossipy. But I have been and will be open about some of the damaging things that people have done to me, because sharing my journey of overcoming sexual harassment, sexual assault, and shame for my body type is important. And the people who sexually harassed me and who shamed me for boobs read my blog. I don't plan on naming names, but they will absolutely recognize themselves when I describe their actions and how it really screwed me up for a long time.


    5) Agreed, aside from money-saving tips and budget-conscious ideas.


    6) Agreed. Boring!


    7) TBD.


    8) Too late! I wrote three political posts leading up to the Midterm Elections, one of which was in my top 10 posts last year.


    9) My discounted and carefully-researched Kate Spade purse and wallet are the extent of my designer anything.


    10) Agreed.

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  22. Hahaha, sounds like we are mostly in agreement on most of these!

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  23. There are just some things that should be left off the internet! I don't know when oversharing became a thing and I know it's weird saying this being a blogger, but even though we share so much there are still things i.e. fights, bullying, work details, that should be left off. So agree with this!

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  24. I couldn't agree more. It's crazy the things people share...

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  25. I would love to read your thoughts on being a liberal Christian! But I totally get why you can't. I'm pretty conservative, but I fully believe in listening to other opinions so I can understand why people believe what they do. There are issues I believe in but struggle with knowing why, and so hearing from other people who think differently than me is so helpful sometimes. But I don't really blog about politics either because I don't really feel like getting into all of that. It's so hard to say in words what you want to say without coming across differently than you intend.

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  26. The company I work for could use somebody like you ;) We have a few ladies that work in the medical health field (mostly clinical psych). It's so excited to know of others that work in a similar field because of my insights into that world now. It is so intriguing and interesting!

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  27. I agree with most of these wholeheartedly. I was actually just discussing this yesterday with family at Easter. I grew up in a very political family and am known to have strong opinions. I said how I loved a quote a local senator made on national news recently and I wanted to share it on Twitter, but how I ultimately decided not to because I don't want to alienate readers on a topic that everyone thinks differently about and isn't a highlight of my blog. Blogging is a very fine line between being authentic and keeping pertinent information to yourself. As for the negativity and passive aggressiveness that's not only something that shouldn't be shared online, it's an instant turn-off to stop reading a blog for me.

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  28. Exactly why I can't share. I would hate for my clients to come across my opinions and have it bias their opinion towards me or risk coming off differently. We can always chat via e-mail!

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  29. Ha! Why's that?! I totally agree about it being super interesting!

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  30. YES about unfollowing. I guess I'm more likely to share something political on twitter but mostly if it's just at retweet or something so people can't say they are my words exactly or anything, but that's probably still walking the line!

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  31. Oh. Goodness. This is one that is complicated and all the things because there are so many pieces and parts. BUT, there are definite nos.


    1. I won't tear someone else down for my content or gain. Husband or friend or child or ANYTHING else.
    2. No sexy talk. Because no one needs to know what's going on behind closed doors.
    3. Nothing for the shock factor. I'm not running a freak show over here, I'm looking to create community.


    So, yes. That's that! :) Seems we're on the EXACT same page. :)

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  32. The ladies we currently have are amazing at what they do, but a younger perspective is what is lacking. It's difficult to find a happy medium when working for a start-up. A larger group of mixed ages would work so well.

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  33. HAHAHAH I'm just hearing the Britney "Freakshow" lyrics in my head now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piUIjLldzwI

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  34. Definitely agree with the politics one! I have definitely brought up discussions on my blog that me and my boyfriend have had, but more of a "What do you think?" sort of way, not as a "Tell me I'm right and my boyfriend is wrong," sorta thing.

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  35. Yeah, I think that's definitely different from sharing personal arguments.

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  36. I agree with so many of these things! I'm pretty much an open book for the most part, but there truly are some things that will never make it to my blog!

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  37. Yes... I pretty much don't write on these topics either. There's just so much diversity in our blog readership that it can get a bit hairy to address these issues, because we don't know who reads them (or will read them in the future).

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  38. Love it! I agree with many of these (except perhaps sports - my husband is a coach, after all!).

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  39. Seriously, we don't even have cable haha

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  40. Totally, I think about the same things regarding my readership.

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  41. Yea I probably won't blog about sports or disagreements with anyone. I think it's great you're being so frank and honest about what you feel comfortable discussing on your blog and what you don't.

    www.scribblingmyexistence.wordpress.com

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  42. You welcome and thank-you! :D

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  43. My list would be the same except sports maybe...not that I know a ton but since my hubby loves baseball, I breathe baseball in the spring/summer. :)

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  44. #6, haha :) Same here girl, unless it's written by the husband :)

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  45. Hahaah glad we are on the same page

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  46. I think most of these are simply over shares. I mean, finances? I hate talking about them with ANYONE. and I'm totally with you on 10. I tell all my sponsors and partners that my reviews with always be 100% honest.

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  47. Isn't it awful? Sorry, I totally thought I had responded to your comment :(

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  48. I agree with you on so many of these! The one that really hit me is the liberal Christian one. That's me. And when I tell people that, they want to begin a "discussion" (as they call it. I called it a debate.) In most people's eyes, I cannot be both and it truly upsets me. I've given up trying to explain because conservatives and non-Christians just don't think it's possible. What irritates me most is that I would never sit there and tell them their views are "wrong" or "can't possibly make sense"

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  49. JESUS WAS A DEMOCRAT, if anything. Seriously, if people look at his actions I think they would see his beliefs align with a more liberal approach. It's so frustrating.

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