I’m not talking about keeping a blog or not. To me, the answer to that question is very clear: Hell yes!
I’m talking about to blog about what’s happening at any given time.
Blogging does something weird to you. When you first start, it is quite liberating cause you finally can say -scream even, the things that for whatever reason, you cannot say in your “real” life, to the people around you.
But then you start interacting with other bloggers. You learn about their struggles too. You laugh with them and sometimes you even cry with them. You feel happy for their achievements and sad when they’re hurting. They become a family of sorts.
Then, you might feel like you should NOT be blogging about this or that cause it is going to look like all you do is whine or rant. And you might feel tempted to not do it for the same reasons you don’t tell your family or your friends or your co-workers.
But I think we can all agree here on how therapeutic blogging can be. How important it is to let it out so it doesn’t build up to the point where you will explode. Sure not everybody blog for the same reasons. Some people do it for work, for example. I do it too. Not here, of course. But the dance school has a blog too that is part of my job description to keep.
However, when one blogs for reasons other that work, I believe one should never second-guess oneself as to whether one should blog or not.
Reaching out is important. Connecting is important. It helps greatly. First, because letting it out of your chest is the first step (and sometimes the most important part) of healing. And second, because some people might be (and will be) listening and they will offer their support and wisdom. Hearing what they have to say is very comforting too.
So the answer to the proverbial question always is:
Live long, blog and prosper!