Update 7: Reporting, Documenting or Sharing?

I am getting used to the 3 posts weekly (2 in FamMijangos.com and 1 here), yet every time I sit down to write I struggle with the voice of what I am writing about.

Pirate School PostTake for instance this post on an outing with my daughter.  It was an event put on by the city.  I look at my images and start narrating what happened; and then I think: “Am I a reporter?”  Since I don’t think I want to be a reporter, I change my voice, now I’m recording history!  Isn’t that what I want that blog to be, a family history?  But I struggle with that voice too, because even though I want to open that window to the public, I also owe the readers a window to my thoughts and feelings.

Now I’m talking about feelings, being a dad and seeing my daughter have fun; happiness, fun and youth slipping away. I don’t want the blog to be too sappy, too much introspection; it is not my journal, but close to it.  I don’t want to pour all my heart, I think there are things that are personal and I do write those in my journal (although often enough).

I guess we need a bit of everything, enough context to understand the feelings, and enough feelings for things to matter.

So those are my struggles when I write, the lens or lenses that I think about as I write those posts.  I do report a bit, sometimes the opening paragraph, sometimes I document (trips, restaurant, adventures) and sometimes I just share my thoughts and feelings.  I guess we need a bit of everything, enough context to understand the feelings, and enough feelings for things to matter.

365 Photo Challenge

I’m still going, almost a month and a half! The last photo this week was #43, so 43 days of opening my camera for this purpose.  As you can see, not everyone is great, but I’m learning, and thinking about what I want to photograph.  Hopefully by the time the baby comes, I’ll be a lot better.

Author: Arturo A. Mijangos

Husband, Father, International Business Marketeer. I love learning and finding the story behind the numbers. I'm passionate about information, analytics, and technology.

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