Every time I saw a blog discussing this issue, I would always leave a comment saying, 'Don't stop! I like your pretty pictures! If I want to see a dirty laundry basket, I'll look at my own, with the bras sitting on the top and if I want to see someone's mess, I'll go take a peek at my kitchen sink filled with rapidly congealing leftover breakfast food. No thanks!'
There's a lot of sadness, illness, frustration, and true unhappiness in the world. If I can in the smallest way make someone smile, or call attention to a pretty flower turning colors in the sun, or inspire someone to celebrate their own baking accomplishments, or help find a book that will make a kid happy, well then I'm gonna to. (That's a Melissa-ism. I snagged it from a neighbor boy who used to tell his mother, "I'm not gonna to" when he didn't want to do what he was told. Hilarious!)
I could document myself paying bills, or vaccuming up cat litter, or take a picture of my mouth guard sitting in cleaning fluid, but why would anyone want to see that?? I can promise you that you do not want to see the PIT OF DESPAIR that is my car. (Actually you might. That would be entertaining!) Wouldn't you rather see a picture of cake? I would. Friends, I've got issues. (oh my. of so many flavors. pick an issue. I might have it! anxiety? got it. PMS? yes. all month long PMS? more yes. hypochondria? yessee. real health probs? yessir.) Everyone has issues. But I like to escape from my issues sometimes, and I think blogs (and Pinterest) are the perfect vehicle to achieve that end.
Also, here's my laundry basket. No bras. Just my kiddo's cute Ikea duvet. I think it looks very pretty! And please notice how my child signed her nature leaf collage. DON'T YOU LOVE IT?