I think we’ve all seen those blog topic posts. Heck, we’ve probably even written one of them ourselves. But every once in a while, I see a blog post idea and I think “nope, not for me.” That’s not to say I wouldn’t want to read someone else’s post about that blog topics, but rather I wouldn’t feel comfortable writing about it myself.
Some blogs are built around talking about conflict in marriage or relationships. My blog is not one of them. Do A and I have a perfect relationship? Since last I checked, we are not Ariel and Prince Eric, my guess is no. Yes, we disagree about a variety of topics, but we did agree early on in our relationship to not share problems with other people. And while I haven’t checked with him, I feel pretty confident he would consider all of my readers “other people”. So sorry. No fights, no bedroom stuff (my mom reads this blog!) and no rants.
This one may seem a little contradictory because my blog focuses so much on deployments and being a military wife, but this is still a no-go for me. You see, the military has this thing called OPSEC (or operational security) and it basically means “don’t share tons of details about your husband’s military career on your blog”. It’s a loose translation, but it’s close.
That means I will never post the exact time he leaves, how he gets where he’s going, where he is, what he does while he’s there or the exact time he gets back. I want to keep him safe. I want to keep his co-workers safe. I also don’t want to go to OPSEC jail.
I honestly don’t know if that’s a thing, but I wouldn’t put it past them and I wouldn’t do well in jail.
I’ve briefly mentioned my day job, but I don’t spend a whole lot of time talking about it on the blog. While I am passionate about it and devote a large portion of my waking hours to it, I like to keep it separate from Countdowns and Cupcakes.
This one is very much a personal preference of mine because I’ve seen so many people integrate their day jobs into their blogs and it works wonderfully. For me, it just doesn’t fit.
Do I have opinions about this bill or that presidential candidate? You bet I do. Would I be happy to share them with you in person over a cup of hot chocolate? Yup. But I don’t want to turn this space into something that’s divisive. And as much as I’m all for open discussion, I know how quickly politics can get ugly. So my politics remain private.
This goes hand-in-hand with politics to me. Some people blog exclusively about their faith and that’s totally cool. Other people blog heavily about disliking religion. Also cool. The interwebs are a great place like that. For me, I like to keep my religious beliefs and practices private.
What blog topics are on your no-post list?