On Monday nights I hang out with some ladies in an unusual place.
Tiny shards of the stories they share shake my heart. The hard kind of shake, like when you search for that last dime to feed the meter, and you repeatedly pound your purse upside down in the passenger’s seat because you know eventually the dime will drop out.
Okay, you get it. I am inspired by these ladies.
Last week, one of the women shared a powerful story, and I really wanted to tell you about it. Still do.
Then, I thought it's her story. It's her life. It isn't my content.
And what’s my point in sharing her story anyway?
To impact you?
To make me look good?
To make a killer blog post?
What if my sharing has more to do with me than with her.
Disappointing, right? Slightly.
Anyway, the whole situation made me revisit some of the guidelines I made for myself regarding what I share online.
So, just what are my online rules?
1. Share about serving people in an inspiring way, not a condemning, I’m so fantastic kind-of-way.
2. Restrict the amount of pictures I use of my kids, and try to use old pics. This is haaaard and sometimes I break it. However, Jon A. wrote a great article about not using your kids as content here, and it's a good reminder.
3. Write very little about the hubby.
4. Use this space to celebrate God and acknowledge people involved in cool ways of helping others.
Your turn. What rules do you have regarding sharing online through blogging or Facebook? Are you guilty of using your friends or family as content too much? Is anyone else out there freaked out at the thought of how much we share online?