A while ago, someone told me I needed to stop writing my blog. Well, she did not say it quite like that, but she did think I should think before I type.
“You are not going to be able to get a job, if you keep writing the blog.” – Friend
“Excuse me? What are you talking about?” – Me
“You write too much personal stuff on your blog. A future employer may read it and not want to hire someone talking about personal issues.” – Friend
“What am I supposed to write about? I share my perspective of the world.” – Friend
“Hey, I am just saying, when you head back to work , you may want to quit the blog. Some things should be private. No one wants to hire someone who could blab the company secrets.” – Friend
“Oh.” – Me
Blab the company secrets? What is she talking about? I started to wonder, “Could writing my blog keep me from getting a job outside the home?”
I decided to talk to someone rational, reasonable and clear-headed. The person would be my husband.
“Do I reveal too much personal information on my blog.” – Me
“Nate. I am taking a shower. Can we talk about this when I get out?” – Husband
“Fran (fake name) told me I won’t be able to get a job if I keep writing personal stuff on my blog?” – Me
“Jeez. I guess I better get out of the shower. This is going to be one of those long conversations.” – Husband
“This is important! Am I never going to get a job again…EVER?” – Me
“McDonald’s is always hiring.” – Husband
I started to obsess with the thought, of never working outside my home. I am 47 years old. I plan to stay home until the little guy heads off to kindergarten. I will be 48 then. My husband thinks I should stay home one more year, so the little guy can adjust to elementary school. That will put me at the whopping age of 49. I will be 49 years old re-entering the workforce after a 17 year absence. YIKES!!!
I want some sort of career outside the home. I do. I just do not know what I career path to take.. My oldest sister suggested I become a world-famous blogger. World famous blogger? What does that mean? I think that title is reserved for the professional writers of the world, not the part-time hobbyist like me. Professional blogging is not my career path.
But the real issue is, “Will reveling too much personal information, hinder me from a possible fabulous career?” What if an employer reads about struggles with spelling or my days of self-doubt. They could think my child rearing practices are ridiculous or worst of all that I am nuts.
Once, my husband dried off and got dressed, I followed him. I needed more information. My future was at stake.
“What if, Fran is right? What if writing this blog will keep me from having a career?” – Me
“For goodness sake. It will happen when you are ready. Why worry about it until you are ready? Besides, it is not like you reveal every personal thing about your life. I mean, our sex life is off-limits isn’t it? ISN’T IT?” – Husband
“I think I better go start breakfast.” – Me
Husband is right. Why worry about something is not happening now? My personal stuff stays in the blog. But maybe some things, should be off-limits.
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