This is an important and kind of touchy hot topic I have been finding myself being involved in. EB Ranch website has been up for almost a year, it was my first time blogging. It's exciting for me to share my stories with other people. I get SO MANY PEOPLE thanking me in person for sharing these things.
I tend to stay pretty farm oriented when I write, though I do throw in some personal details. As of right now I'm planning on changing that, I want to be able to share more personal experiences though it will still remain very farm oriented. I want to emphasise more on my trials and tribulations. Life isn't a piece of cake, and we all know that, yet it's hard for people to share their personal struggles.
Don't get me wrong, I completely respect that people want to keep things to themselves. But to share your grief, confusion, along with your good times can be so helpful to others that might run across your writing. You could be that person that helps them get through a family tragedy or an abusive relationship. I do know there can be gray areas that sink into the pit of gossip and slander. But it's good to look into yourself and free things up that you were always told where taboos, especially here in the midwest where we are always so dang dodgey about being honest with each other.
With all of this I have to say right now, I do have the winter blues. I miss people that are no longer in my life for multiple reasons. I get confused and sad by how people treat each other, people are complex critters!
I do love the winter, don't get me wrong. There is just a lot of time for introspection while working on indoor projects. Right now I'm getting excited about getting members for my 2016 CSA. I'm looking through poultry catalogs and figuring out what I'm going to be raising this year! I'm making soap every week, working on multiple art projects, plus being involved in music. I have amazing supportive people around me that I can talk to! So thanks everyone.
I guess, just remember to be thoughtful before you rip apart someone for sharing personal stories online as it could really be helping others through their own dark days.
Born and raised in a small town, then moved back to the same small town. Jill of many trades and happy to be so.