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Are There Any Safe Blogging Topics Left?

By Expatmum @tonihargis
I was going to write a post about how much "work" there is to do around my house. Not work in the sense of laundry, washing up and cleaning, but work in the "we really must fix this" sense. Apart from the fact that, on reflection, that might would have been one helluva boring post, I paused because I suddenly felt it crossed the line into too much information.
Now you know I'm not exactly a bleeding heart on this (or any other) blog; I don't go into how I'm feeling from one day to the next, unless I'm really pissed off about something, and then it's no holds barred. (Is that the correct phrase?) And no, talking about what's broken around the house isn't exactly spilling my guts, but - and here's the big thing - were I to try to sell the house in a few years, all a potential buyer would have to do would be print off the post and present me with a long "to do" list before any dotted lines were signed on.
And then I started thinking about all the other things you could over-share about on a blog. Going on vacation/holiday isn't usually a good topic unless you make it plain that someone will still be at your house accompanied by a large dog and several members of the local militia (armed). Criticizing the kids' school isn't on because I know a few of the teachers read my stuff from time to time, and gossiping about other parents is definitely a non-starter as some of them read this too!
I can't even have a moan about the kids or the Ball & Chain too often because the Queenager (hi there) has taken to reading this all the time. And sharing it with her college friends. Sigh.
All a bit restricting really. Perhaps I'll just start reviewing books.

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