I very seldom write about truly personal things on my blog other than in general terms as I’ve always felt there is a line that should not be crossed. That line where too much information is given; the line where what is written could cause harm, offence or grief to another person; the line were your sharing becomes an invasion. Perhaps at times the line has, depending on the topic, shifted but that line has always been there. On the odd occasion when I may have crossed that line I have, I hope, realized it and gone back and changed or even deleted the entry.
My friend Sheryne shared this article from the New York Times on FaceBook the other day and I found it worth a read – though the author is writing specifically about her children in my mind it applies to anything you write for the world to see. Perhaps I may keep it on hand as a gentle reminder when I am thinking of being a daredevil blogger and crossing that line.
On this day in 1968: Soviet Union-dominated Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring.