What will the long term effects of Blogs have on our children?

It’s a thought that buzzes around my head ALL THE TIME!!!

What will my son’s think of my blog and social media platform’s Will they be embarrassed that I shared there lives on the internet for all to see, will they love that there is documentation that can never be erased and can be acessed for life!

Will they cringe at the baby photos and videos of tantrums and silliness? Will it affect their future career possibilities or the wife they choose?

Are we doing the right thing keep this record of every little detail of our children’s lives?

WHATS THE ANSWER?

I don’t have a crystal ball, I don’t know what the future brings. One thing I absolutely do know is that technology is the future. Social media is not a flash in the pan, it’s only going to get BIGGER. Kid’s will be living through platforms like Facebook as a method of communication. It’s just the way the world is headed.

Personall,y I like to think my boys will enjoy reading back over old posts about their childhood what a great footprint to leave on the world.

There isn’t much from when I was a child, a few photo’s and that’s pretty much it. My boys will be able to read and see how they grew up over the years and the lasting effect THEY had on us as parents.

I hope they feel the love in each post and learn to understand life is not always black and white, that sometimes we have the high’s as a family but also that with that inevitably come’s the lows.

Often I worry that we are merely pimping our children across platforms like Instagram, the cutest picture taken with the fancy camera to ensure the highest amount of likes. Will they see it like that or will they see that we are just trying to tell a story?

In the beginning, I really wanted to blog less about the kids, I had a very different idea about how I wanted the blog to shape up. Turns out the boys are such a huge part of my life that it’s virtually impossible not to write about them and our adventures together.

What are your opinions on the lasting effects blogging will have on your children, is this something you think about?

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. January 21, 2017 / 9:04 am

    This is something I think about and worry about a lot, especially as my eldest is nine. She is one of the big reasons I blog anonymously. That said, she would much rather it was public knowledge that she could shout from the rooftops. I ofen wonder if a I should be more open. It’s so tricky to know isn’t it x

  2. January 21, 2017 / 10:42 am

    I think they will love it. I would love to have something so detailed to look back on. I was recently reading my uncles baby book (70 odd years old) and the information written in there was amazing. His mother had treated it like a diary. It was heartbreaking in some parts as they had been parted for some time due to her being ill. Reading about how she felt when she was reunited with her only son (my dad came along some 13 years later!) and having him not recognise her was pulling at my heartstrings.

    Definitely an interesting post though Kris, one to really think about. Especially as the kids grow older.

    • Kris
      January 21, 2017 / 11:20 am

      That sounds like a book that could be published lol

  3. January 21, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Great blog post. I hope they see it the right way. I was the same I tried to do an impersonal blog before mama mei and it just didn’t work xx

  4. January 22, 2017 / 4:12 am

    For me they’ll have the choice of how involved they want to be as they get only but hopefully mine will see it as our family diary

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