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Melanie

My two cents . . . it was the mention of the kids, by blog-name only I know (and removed later I see), but we who read all the blogs of your hive know which kids belong to which blogger and well, it just seemed wrong. It seemed like an attack on the kids and not the parents. I guess because you never mentioned the parents' names, which is just another can of worms I'll confess. So perhaps it's best to leave other people's children out of the public eye. It's one of those do-unto-other's things. You could perhaps handle another friend/blogger talking about your behavior on their blog, but what if they started talking about Moomin? I don't know how that would make you feel.

badgerbag

I think you are right Melanie. original rant was only up for like 1 hour before minnie slapped me and I took it down.

what happens when we all write novels with thinly veiled caricatures of each other and the children? I often read a book and wonder about the fallout from the real world when somone's family and friends is fictionalized. Jo's cousin did this. clearly Iris also knows a ton of people who have done it.

In poetry I often write long involved stuff that I then sit back, look at, and think "I can never publish this as it is cruel to my ex husband" or sometime in like 2030 I could publish it. However I still want to feel free to WRITE it. I do have trouble at some basic level with public and private. what it must be like to date marge piercy knowing that you will then be poemized in some possibly cheesy way... hrmmm.

Ms. D

i've read here and on Jo's blog and commented some on hers. I hope this becomes an opportunity for you all to talk openly about the playgroup. Seems like you've been holding a lot in and things just exploded out. And I totally understand about the self censoring. It has taken alot of the fun out of blogging for me lately. It's a reason I've not been writing much. I even considered started over one more time and going back to how I used to blog. But typepad won't let me start over with a new url. So any new blog would be connected to degrees. I'm feeling really stuck.

squid

Ms. D: Blogspot is still free.

For me, the personal blogging is like getting a tattoo: impulsiveness can be bad, bad, bad. I write it down to get it out of my system, but then I don't post it. Like a temporary tattoo! I could go on forever with the bad analogies.

Anger is fair. Totally. But it's also fair to consider the personalities of the people who will be confronting that anger secondhand. I am too clueless to be offended by most things, but I am not everybody. Though I will do almost anything to avoid offending/keep the peace.

You also could start a bitchpot super-secret snarky blog. But that would be more self-censorship, neh?

Ms. Jane

I used to have a website of my own and commented on my hippy friends' plan to dress their male child in girl's clothing. Something about them imposing their freakiness on their kid.

I thought this would be okay, especially since the hippy mom is somewhat of a loose cannon and has hurt my feelings repeatedly by saying things to me that are "helpful".

Anyway, I think the only place where you can write things without self-censorship at all is in your journal. A paper book that no-one else can read.

BTW, sorry about the ass-kicking threat, I made it when I thought it was a drive-by flamer. Besides, you could probably take me no problem

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