Actually, this all started as a private blog for me to document minutiae of the kids’ progress. “Becca picked her nose today”, “Benjamin pooped in my backpack.”, and the like. It’s private for me, so it can be as mundane as I like.
However, I soon realized that I wanted to share a lot of this stuff with family, so it made sense to open it all up.
But I struggled with the notions of privacy (“Will this level of disclosure facilitate identity theft?”); permanence (“Isn’t there something wrong with having the kids’ histories published and indexed for ever, and ever, and ever, and…?”); and narcissism (“Who freakin’ cares about all this junk?”).
But in the end, I came down on the side of getting it out there.