My Experiences Within Motherhood, & my Attempts to Maintain a Personal Life Outside of It.

My experiences within motherhood and my attempt to maintain a personal life outside of it.
...Here I record my own self discipline: My commitment not to "let myself go". My promise to seek my God and follow my passions.
My attempt to do so despite and amidst the chaos of chasing around my high-energy kids while learning the French culture...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Problem With Blogging

I have always found blogging to be a bit narcissistic. I mean, the whole concept is a bit vain, isn't it? -- "Here I will document the ins and outs of my life for the world to see, and they will be so impressed with me". The recent industry of social networking online as whole has been marketed to the individual as very self-promoting..... which, I suppose, is a brilliant marketing ploy because we are such a selfish race.
So while I realize that I am placing myself right into the category that I just labeled as conceited, I hope those reading can understand one thing: I'm doing this as a personal discipline and commitment to myself. That is my main purpose. If others are interested in observing as I document that purpose, then my other purpose and hope is to bring encouragement and inspiration to those onlookers. Therefore, I fully welcome this observation.
That having been said, I hope I don't appear too vain as I continue my blogging endeavor.

3 comments:

Julie said...

I think it is a great way to journal your life and the life of your family. I have been blogging for five years and it has been extremely useful. I have used it to journal the grief of losing two grandparents in eight weeks, to journal funny things my kids say. It has been very useful to keep family and friends updated during M's sickness. I have made two of the best friends a girl could want via blogging.

I think good can come from it. People don't have to read and may not read it. But someday, you can bind it into a book and remember from where you came. I can go back to my older blogs and see growth in my writing, my family and most of all myself.

Blog on friend and enjoy!

Maribeth said...

Thanks, Julie! You're so encouraging! :)

supermatt28 said...

Maribeth you are one of the least vain people I know, and I think you'd really have to try to be vain. Keep up the good work, and since I'm more vain read my blog too ;) jk.