I had this lengthy post about why there were no posts last week but for the time being lets leave it as personal reasons. Which brings me to writing this post right after I finished the details of those personal reasons. About the idea of juggling the balance of public verse private.
My wife and I have two different scales or values in this area – I’m a social media fan and I had to pull her into the pool kicking and screaming. Sure, she likes some of it the reconnecting with lost friends or catching up with friends via status/images posted because who really has time to talk on the phone when you have a screaming baby right next to you.
I’ve always been a big “sharer” maybe to a fault. I’m not always sure where that comes from… maybe because in the culture I grew up in it was always good to chat or kibitz about things or that I went to a therapist for years as a child after my parent split. No matter the cause I’ve grown very comfortable with putting my location, my task list, my thoughts out there for all to read. My wife on the other hand has a much harder time with that public information. I respect her wishes – which is sometimes hard for me as I’d like to keep my life out there and this leads to some little “discussions” but overall we get along great on most of the social networking topics.
How do you balance yourself verse your family? Where do you draw the line?