I hate to write two complainy posts back-to-back, but I write about what's bouncing around in my head and, well, this is what's bouncing around in my head.
I love my blog. I vividly remember the day I first learned about blogs and the day I decided to start one and the day I started one. Silly, I know, but true.
But lately, I'm finding myself not writing posts for fear of hurting feelings or upsetting someone. Grr.
For example, I recently wrote on my blog about wanting something. Someone got me one of those somethings, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted. It was nice. It was thoughtful. I appreciated it. But it wasn't perfect, so I kept looking for the perfect thing. A few weeks later, I was given the perfect thing. We're talking fancy dancy, state-of-the-art, I-feel-bad-for-accepting-this perfect. I so badly want to share a photo of that thing, but how can I without addressing the other not-perfect, but-still-really-nice thing? Am I over thinking this? Using too many hyphens? I'd be writing from a place of honesty and happiness, not cruelty, but still, I'm afraid to hurt gift giver A's feelings if I write about gift giver B's gift. Again I say, grr.
It's spells like these that make me serious consider starting a secret blog. Except I love comments. (Insert shout out to all my commenters, old and new, known and unknown, here and on Facebook links: I love you!)
I have lots of examples like the one above of things I want to write about, but can't. How about the time I went that one place and loved it, but can't write about it because then someone or someones would get mad that I a) didn't invite them or b) didn't see them while I was near that one place or c) never call.
See how hard it is to be a blogger? How do you handle these situations?