Now think about it; would you make up a journal of things that happen in your family, good and bad, put in pictures of your children and yourself, along with their names and ages, and then leave it in the waiting room at the doctor's office, or the local car repair shop? Would it not bother you that strangers would now have this information about you and your precious little ones?
We have a false sense of security and safety because we don't see the other people reading our blogs and looking at pictures of our children. But, they do. Anybody, everybody, can read what you've written, and see what pictures you've posted, if you have put it up on the internet. It used to be that people did not readily share so much information with others, even in real life. But now people are so nosy, you are suspected of hiding something if you don't divulge all information from the past, present, and future. Facebook and Twitter have become outlets for people to tell every single thing they are doing, feeling, and thinking. Privacy has almost become a thing of the past, but it doesn't have to be, nor should it be.
There are many ill-intentioned people that will use the information you post against you and those you love. If you don't believe this, and even if you do, I invite you to read this eye-opening post by Lady Lydia about online safety.
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Recording Events for the Sake of Remembrance
Well, how can you record things that you have done, and done as a family, for remembering and enjoying later on? Of course there is the "old-fashioned" journal to write in. This is not published for all the world to see, but be careful of feelings written down, and keep in mind that your journal may one day be found. You might want to stick more with actual events that took place, instead of focusing on feelings you have had. We can always share our feelings with the Lord and ask Him to help us have a right heart and thoughts. We don't, however, need to record every wrong received and every hurt feeling felt. You could also make a scrapbook with your precious pictures of the children, or stick the photos in your journal.
Another option to record things you don't want to forget, is to have a private blog. This blog could be for writing down all the fun things you and the children have done together, funny things they have said, and how homeschooling is coming along. You can even post pictures here and descriptions that will keep the memories intact. Blogger has the ability to make your blog private, which means it is not available for others to view, but only to you when you are logged in. Use your public blog for sharing encouragement with other ladies, tips on homemaking, the latest crafts you are working on, and other things not of a private nature.
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