It’s difficult to think of anything that doesn’t belong in my blog now even though it started as a personal journal in which I discussed my thoughts on my rose garden, death and remembrance. I created a separate blog Frauds and Scams to post all of the scams I receive daily in my email or in the news. Those posts didn’t really fit in Natasha’s Memory Garden.
At the beginning, I shared my blog address with only a few friends and relatives. I’m not sure that everyone I know will understand or appreciate what I feel like writing on a particular day. I feel comfortable writing for strangers. I gave my mother my blog address as a way to self-censor my writing – I should give Mom more credit for being open-minded. I don’t think she would be horrified by my private thoughts and I’m not planning to disclose any terrible family secrets.
I now write freely about dark subjects such as death, cancer, unemployment as well as share links to well-written human interest stories that make me cry. I have avoided discussing politics, although I’ve posted a few items concerning the Affordable Care Act. Health insurance is a recent worry and it ties in well with my thoughts on unemployment.
The time will come when I’ll create another blog in which I can freely discuss difficult topics such as politics and religion. Only when I think I’m ready for the certain criticisms that will come my way. It doesn’t take much to be misunderstood.