Since you and I are such good friends, allow me to let you in on a secret. I am direct in my writing, but there is an empathatic person behind this callous pen.
I would be disappointed to learn that I unintentionally hurt a reader with my words.
Yes, I do need to get over that. In the meantime, I’m attempting to control the world around me in order to mitigate this concern. (Dear psychologists: have a field day with that sentence. You’re welcome.)
Yes, I really am laying down the law regarding what you can and cannot do with my blog.
And because I am the governor, the judge, the jury and the Mom around these parts, what I say goes.
You can (and should):
- Read it
- Subscribe to it
- Link to it! (I’ll take this as a compliment, regardless of the context of the link.)
- Laugh with me
- Cry with me
- Make me feel good: Share your positive feed-back.
- Help me to improve: I appreciate constructive criticism.
- Comment on my posts: Do you have something to add? I can’t wait to hear it!
- Allow me to learn from you: Tell me the lessons in YOUR diaper bag!
You cannot (should not, and will not):
1. Do not take offense to anything I say. Anything.
We may disagree on particular issues. What’s best for me may not be best for you, and just because I live my life a certain way, that does not mean I judge you for yours. Our differences are a beautiful part of what makes this world go ’round, and I am eager to learn from you all that I can. (If I have offended you, please accept my genuine apology. I hope I have at least offered you a new perspective to solidify the way you feel.)
2. Do not assume I am always right.
I am not a professional. I am just a new mom, trying to use every day as an opportunity to make myself better. I am not a pediatrician, a psychologist, a financial expert, a dietician or a professional chef. Before you take my advice, please do your own research, and always check with a professional. Always. I would never intentionally give bad advice. But I’m learning as I go.
Do you have any policies you wish you could enforce on your own or others’ blogs?
I’d love to hear about them!