#MondayMusing On why I don’t write about certain stuff…

 

Honestly, my topic titles these days are getting weirder.

Anyhoo…

There are certain blog  and social media topics I won’t write about. One of them is my immediate family. I know I’ve posted things concerning something my daughter said, or an event I attended with my husband, and when I have it is with their permission . But there is an awful lot I keep silent on concerning my family and loved ones because they didn’t asked to be used as creative fodder.

I respect that. Even though I am not famous, I have always had a soft spot for kids and family members of celebrities. Most of them did not ask to be famous –  their parent(s) did. It must be hard to live in the shadow of someone super-famous if you don’t aspire to that kind of attention and lifestyle.

I’ve always said I would like to be rich, but not have to do anything publicly in order to be so. I just want to win the lottery! heehee

Privacy is a big thing with my family members and I will continue to abide by their wishes because my career could go the way of the dinosaur tomorrow, but my family is with me forever.

Another topic I am loathe to comment on (but do at times when I am angry) is politics. I’d rather comment on the world status than name/shame/denigrate any political so-called leaders who are in reality, as far from leaders as is possible.  But I will call out injustice. illegality, racism,  homophobia and anything human rights-abuse related and name names, and I don’t give a fiddler’s fart if someone who doesn’t agree with me is mad about it and blocks/unfriends/unfollows me. Sometimes you have to draw a line in the sand and call something out for the evil it is and then live with the ramifications of your actions.

Just sayin’.

I don’t write about sex topics on my blog – which is ridiculous considering I write romantic fiction. But I’d rather keep my sexy talk contained in my books than splashed all over social media in comment sections.

So, that’s what I’ve been musing on this Monday….

Until next time, peeps ~ Peg

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10.14.2020

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7 responses to “#MondayMusing On why I don’t write about certain stuff…

  1. If it’s a big enough lottery winning, you can be sure that the newspapers will have you covered though. I guess the best way to be rich without being in the public eye is through investments or business, but what do I know, because all I do is write, lol.

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    • Peggy Jaeger

      Stuart – you’re right about the lottery to a point. In the state I live in a few years ago a couple won 120 million. Their names were never released because they hired a law firm and an investments firm to disperse winnings to charities, publicly. I think I’d do that too

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  2. Jennifer Zander Wilck

    Makes sense! I do actually write about my family, but avoid using their names. And only the funny stuff or things that I think are universally relatable. Nothing to shame, and when I’m unsure, I ask. They follow me, and so far, so good. 🙂

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  3. Marcia King-Gamble

    I do find if you want to engage your readership, relationship topics always get people going. I used to do freelance work for the now defunct eHarmony advice column and Michael Fiore’s relationship based ezine. Pose a relationship question and at times it’s TMI.

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  4. I wholeheartedly agree with you, Peggy. Great food for thought.

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  5. bbettis1hotmailcom

    So agree, Peg. Although occasionally I do say something about grandchildren now and then, it’s not often. And once in awhile, I post about friends. I have very strong opinions on politics but I don’t mention them on social media. I may someday, I don’t know but right now, not. I love to post about trips I plan to take, locations to visit, even the occasional mournful observation that my diet is shot once again 🙂 I prefer to post things that make folks smile or feel good. Keep up the good work, my friend.

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  6. Peggy, I agree with you. I try to avoid politics, religion, and violating my family’s privacy. I enjoyed reading your post.

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