Pour Your Heart Out With Me

About once a week, I tend to really pour my heart out to you about something that is important to me or that I feel really strongly about.

I’ve written about marriage, religion, anger, the struggles I’ve had with my middle son, body image, and sex,  just to name a few.  And I love your support on those posts. I love how many of you end up saying “Me, too!”  I love having a place to pour my heart out.  So, I’m actually going to start my own blog carnival in case any of you want to pour your hearts out, too.

Pour Your Heart Out
Wednesdays

Write a post from the heart.

Something that has been weighing on you.

Something you feel passionately about.

Something you’ve been wanting to talk about.

A cause, a memory, a belief, a world view.

Anything.

I don’t want to assign you a topic because I really want this to be from your heart.

Though, if you are stumped, read some of the posts that are linked, and get ideas from there!

Grab my new button for your post and link up!

I hate that I even have to say this, but, whether you are participating or just reading, please keep in mind that the people linking really are sharing something from the heart. So, please, BE RESPECTFUL. We might not agree with each other, but we can all accept someone’s right to have a different opinion than we do and NOT attack someone because of this. Play nice. :)

Comments

  1. Great Idea :)

  2. The Boob Nazi says:

    That is a great idea.

  3. The Boob Nazi says:

    That is a great idea.

  4. I love this idea!

  5. This is a fabulous idea ~ love it!

  6. Oh yea! I always seem to write my serious posts on Wednesdays…so I'll be linking up.

    ;o)

  7. Jenn @ South of Sheridan says:

    Great idea :)

  8. Love love LOVE it!

    Great idea!

  9. I like this idea!

    Guess my post today could be considered pouring my heart out…

  10. Michelle @ Flying Giggles says:

    What a great idea! I will try to join in!

  11. This is such a good idea! I notice I get like that about once a week too… must be a female hormonal response LOL

  12. Vodka Logic says:

    good idea, there are so many things to be passionate about.

  13. Cool idea!

  14. Love it

  15. Great idea and I love the button!

  16. ♥Amber Filkins♥ says:

    That's a great idea!

  17. magically ordinary says:

    Fabulous idea!!

  18. The Mommyologist says:

    Cute idea!! I am sure that people will jump on board! I wish it was on a different day then Wed. since I have WTH? Wednesday every week and then I could take part!

  19. Great idea! I have a months worth of posts in my head already!

  20. singedwingangel says:

    Ohhh another carnival I have to play in.. and a new button to add to my side bar of carnivals to peruse…

  21. Frugal Vicki says:

    That is a great idea! I will add it to my list of meme's!
    I didn't know you were a Macaroni Kid PM, too!

  22. That's an awesome idea! I love it

  23. purseblogger says:

    I love this idea Shell! Looking forward to it.

  24. totally love this idea…i am linking up on wednesday!

  25. I love this Shell. There are a couple things I would like to talk about but didn't know how to throw it out there. This might be that opportunity. I have something this Wednesday but the following Wednesday I am in. :)

  26. Great idea! Found my way to you from "A Daily Scoop of Chaos". Looking forward to getting to know you! "Motherbitches" seriously made me laugh out loud! xoxox

  27. Just Another Mom of 2 says:

    What a great idea! I love this, am looking forward to seeing the posts :) Hope you're having a great weekend!

  28. Semi-Slacker Mom says:

    You are so smart! I'm sure I can come up with a good post or 14.

  29. What a great idea Shell! I'm a little bummed that I might not participate this week though, because I have a St. Patrick's Day post all planned for Wednesday! Oh well, count on me next week!

  30. Good idea… cause sometimes you just need to get it all out.

  31. Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) says:

    Sounds cool- will be back on Weds!

  32. Nick, Ali and Kendall says:

    YAY!! Can't wait!! :)

  33. Momma Such says:

    Great idea! :)

  34. Sara @ Domestically Challenged says:

    Great idea, and like you said- whether you agree or not, know that it is an issue close to others hearts, and that we can all learn from eachother and other's points of view.

  35. gamommy2two says:

    What a fanastic idea! I'll have to think of something worthy of a heart pouring before then!

  36. gamommy2two says:

    What a fanastic idea! I'll have to think of something worthy of a heart pouring before then!

  37. I love this option for Wednesdays!!

  38. The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma says:

    May I wear the mask while I am confessing? It makes me feel more secure?!lol

    I love the idea—it is so good to hear others say: "been there done that"!

  39. waistingtime says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog:) This is a cute idea… when I get back from vacation I will have to remember to join in. Of course I need to remember that a few people who know me are reading. At times I wish I could be truly anonymous

  40. Sounds like a good idea!

  41. Amaprincess says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your blog! I just followed it! Can't wait to read it in the future!

  42. Love this idea Shell!

  43. Great to share passions! Can't promise that Wed. will be my passionate day, but definitely looking forward to what others have to say.

    Thanks for your comment, Shell.

  44. That's a wonderful idea! I don't know that I'll link up but I'll definitely read some. That's what happens when your mom and in-laws read your blog, you can't always pour your heart out like you want:( Thinking about making myself a secret venting blog that no member of my family knows about.

  45. adrienzgirl says:

    I love your disclaimer at the bottom to remind people to be respectful. Well, I love it and I hate it. It's ridiculous that you have to remind people to be respectful of feelings.

    I will enjoy reading these posts. I enjoy your posts most when you are sharing your heart!

  46. Frugal Vicki says:

    I'm glad you fixed the button, I was coming back to tell you about it and there it was! I have it up on my list of meme's.
    And if you want to join another, I have a new one for mommy moment Monday's.

  47. OOh I can't wait!

  48. MommyLovesStilettos says:

    I love this idea!

  49. I really enjoy heartfelt posts, and I agree with Brandee/Think Tank Momma….sad that we have to remind people, but I do hope everyone will be respectful of one another.

    I will have to start thinking about this one…and maybe see some of other people's stuff to help inspire me….

  50. Yes….sounds good!

  51. Secret Mom Thoughts says:

    Great idea.

  52. Corrie Howe says:

    I love the button for your carnival. It sounds like a great idea. And it looks like you'll have lots of support.

  53. I'M LOVING IT!!!!!

  54. What a great idea Shell!!! I'm definitely going to do this tomorrow!!! Can't wait.

  55. Christine says:

    What a great idea!! PERFECT for me to participate in today.

  56. I absolutely love this! I've been reading at this on Tessica's Blog (http://momyawp.blogspot.com) and I did my first post today. Thank you!

  57. I posted my first one today! Check it out! (http://imarockabillymama.blogspot.com)

  58. Been wanting to participate in this and now I finally am

    http://lawlover1.blogspot.com/2010/06/pour-your-heart-out.html

  59. The Scrapoholic says:

    I did it! i posted one! I'm not feeling all warm and fuzzy about it though! I'm not one to post from my heart or anything "personal" on my blog or Facebook (except my personal one), or twitter. Just not something i like doing. but people keep insisting i should do it more. So i guess this is a way i can! Thanks!

    http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com

  60. There are so many thing weighing my heart down that I would love to post alot! Thanks for this !
    http://pegsplay.blogspot.com/
    mattternu@gmail.com

  61. Mandy Fischle says:

    This is such a wonderful idea!! I found your blog throught the SITS blog and I love it! You are such a great writer. I am totally new to the blogging world and have only done a few posts but I'm starting to see what it is all about. I'll be following!! Check mine out if you want. http://mandyslifehappens.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the great idea!!

  62. I posted today! Thanks for this because I find it easier!!
    I hope I did it right and linked back to you!
    Thanks

  63. Epiphany says:

    Love it! I don't always do it on Wednesday, but I do. Stop by!

  64. great idea!!!

  65. count me in!!!

  66. Totally gonna do this.

  67. Petite sorcière says:

    Thanks for sharing this, I guess I needed to see that, because whenever I let myself shut and too silent for too long I have an urge for words and passionate thoughts!
    But I've already blogged today so next wednesday for sure ;)

  68. The Nice One says:

    This is SUCH A GOOD IDEA.
    I am really NEEDING to do this.

  69. Lady Estrogen says:

    Love it. I hope to join in next week :)

    adventuresinestrogen.blogspot.com

  70. Naomi Taylor says:

    Awesome! I'm joining! I'm a pour-your-heart-out kinda girl.

  71. Vidya Sury says:

    What a lovely idea. Like a virtual support group. I'd like to know if it is acceptable to link to a post I wrote some time back on one of my blogs.

  72. This sounds great! I’ll be checking it out!

  73. Cool!! I’m in!

  74. Congratulations on second anniversary. I hope one day, I could have posts that get this number of comments. Though I just started last year, I  gained a lot thru blogging. Almost all of my posts are all poured out experiences as a mother. Would also appreciate if you drop by some messages.

    I posted your badge on the post “A Red Filled Life,” my birthday gift to my youngest son who is speech delayed and has autism.

    Blessings.
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  75. Cynthia Acorn says:

    I love this idea. Thank you for coming up with it.
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  76. Thanks for this inspiration.. :) 
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  77. Waoh, this is a beautiful concept. I was reading an article on kludgymom.com and your blog was mentioned. Thought i should check it out and i find it to be interesting. Nice!!!
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  78. I read lots of blogs and celebrate, read, but never post. My thing is I am the “christian” mother of a thirteen year old girl who suffers from trichotillomania. It’s wild to me that I even know how to spell it let alone type it. I put christian in quotations marks because Ive not been perfect, nor am I perfect now, yet I still struggle that somehow that this is how
    she chooses to deal with stress and somehow has something to do with decisions I made after her dad commited suicide and rendering me a widow. I struggle to encourage her, I just sometimes want her to somehow get it together although I never have, since her dad’s death, but also dealt with an extremely rough upbringing and not only survived, but thrived, call it first child syndrome. All jokes aside, I want prayers, I want support, has anyone ever come out on the other side? She won’t really talk about it, it’s just the big elephant in the room along with our big loss. I try to talk about their fathers death to no avail and then outta nowhere I’m disrespecting their father and dont care. I do care. I am still here. When weaker people would’ve walked away, when my family, their family…..Anybody come out on the other side of this?

  79. I’m new to blogging and I usually keep my feelings to myself because I’m so scared of what people may think. But with my blog I’m telling it all; I won’t try and twist my life into a picture perfect scene like I use to. I don’t say my name in my blog because I want to be as honest with my readers as possible and I don’t want to worry about others. I hope you’ll just stop by and take a peek at my blog. I’m pour my heart out into my posts and I hope you can see that. Thanks for just reading my comment.
    Love, That Girl
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  80. pls read….
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  81. violetblue says:

    Today he called me stupid asshole negative person. After earlier in the day we started to getI intimate but was an early release without any input for me or from me. Left me hanging i didnt complain it happens but now tonight I’m stupid? Why do i stay

  82. Great idea! I love it! Thank you for doing this.
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  83. I am really looking forward to Wednesday now! :)
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