21 thoughts on “What We Will Share :: What We Wont Share

  • January 24, 2013 at 10:17 am
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    Hi Lisa, I am new to the nomad style of life so been doing a lot of research etc online and came across this thread on handling toilet smells that you may find helpful 🙂
    http://www.caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18339&view=unread.
    Also wanted to let you know you and your hubby are not alone about what you will and wont share, even though we dont have kids travelling with us we stil feel that you need to be discreet for safety reasons with what you post online.

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    • January 26, 2013 at 11:14 am
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      Hi Nett,

      Thanking you – will check out the link to see if it can help (sure hope so!!)

      Its tricky trying to be careful with what we are willing to share, as long as our boys are safe then we are happy!

      Thanks for the great connection.

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 24, 2013 at 10:35 am
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    Hi Lisa,
    Before your readers get the opinion that your boys are crazy, I would like to say that I have met your family, (apart from Woody’s Oldest Son) and even though we arrived at a very inopportune time we were genuinely welcomed.
    Your boys were a delight and in fact just sat quietly while we talked! Anyway, what if they hadn’t – I am sure they would have been entertaining. lol.
    Love what you share from your travelling life.
    PS Your lives will be perfect when you get rid of the smelly loo, and I have faith in David sorting that one out.
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    • January 26, 2013 at 11:20 am
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      Thanking you Jan for your very kind words…they did really well that day!!
      We are working out what makes us comfortable to share, what we would rather not share 🙂
      Looking forward to the day David works on how to deal with the toilet smell.

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  • January 24, 2013 at 11:16 am
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    Hi Lisa,
    I have met you and your boys the first time was when I was at my very first seminar, you David and the boys were sitting against the wall and the boys came across to me as very well behaved and a credit to you and David. I have followed you since.

    I love the place you are now I recognised it as a place we stayed some years ago.

    Rita
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    • January 26, 2013 at 11:26 am
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      Hi Rita,

      Thanking you for your kind words.

      We are really enjoying exploring Wollongong, and we cant wait to see more of the area!

      Our boys have their moments 🙂

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am
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    I LOVE reading your post’s! I think its so fun to live through the traveling families I follow. Your family is the 2nd that I have found that does this and I think it is so COOL
    That all being said, I have a family myself and would be just as cautious. I am in awe of the dedication to your children you and your husband have both in the travel and the un schooling. WOW God Bless

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    • January 26, 2013 at 11:30 am
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      Hi Megan,

      Thanking you for the great connection 🙂

      And for your kind words.

      David is more security thoughtful then I am…but we work together as a team so I am mindful with what I share!

      Thanking you.

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm
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    Hey Lisa, good to read this and have a little think about what I share and don’t share. I’m not sure I have a specific list but it’s very interesting reading yours!
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    • January 26, 2013 at 11:35 am
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      Yeah I never used to think about what I did share/didn’t share until we got a few questions asking for information that Dave is not happy to share 🙂
      Interesting to hear what other bloggers do share/dont share.

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm
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    Privacy does cause a few hassles and I am fortunate in that all of our kids are adults and as such I don’t have to overly concern myself with their privacy issues. As to where we are, I am OK with that as I welcome the opportunity to meet with other bloggers.
    Just because we blog, doesn’t mean we have to open every aspect of our lives to the public. We have the right to determine how much and what we reveal to others whether it be one on one or via blogs and social media. I am one who asked where you are only with the idea of inviting you around to socialize with us if you would like. But that is up to you.
    As for the toilet issue, there is no simple answer. A porta poo is not the best way, but unless you can vacuum seal the toilet area off, you will have some smells. If we are anywhere near a public toilet then we prefer to use that especially for the #2’s. A fan and an open window is the best smell removal. I have found that using a generic nappysan in the toilet helps break it down and keep the smell at bay but it is not the best thing for the environment, being bleach based. Also a quality room deodrant such as AmbiPur does mask the smell better than a generic brand!

    Maybe we will meet on the road one day!
    Michelle
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    • January 26, 2013 at 11:33 am
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      Hi Michelle,

      Actually there was a few people who wanted to know where we are parked, (the name of the Caravan Park) and that is something that we don’t share until we moved on 🙂
      We love meeting new people all of the time, and connecting with other bloggers – its the issue of having our privacy for our boys safety when we stop for a period of time that we treasure.
      We sure need an air vent for our porta-loo. David is thinking about putting in a toilet system, he just needs to work out the best way in such a small space!
      Knowing him he will find a way!
      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm
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    Well you’ve probably worked out that I’ll share anything! I probably wouldn’t publish our address online as we can’t wander off down the road tomorrow but that’s about all I’d keep private. It’s too hard for me trying to filter who I am. I too would have loved to have caught up with you last week but it occurs to me that you weren’t where I thought you were. If it’s not going to be accurate I’d leave it off Facebook frankly because really what’s the point of posting after the fact? And it’s too bad you’re shy because if I ever come across you in a rest area you are so getting a visit from me!! My hubby is a truck driver so expect a visit from Gert too if he spots you! Lol!
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    • January 26, 2013 at 11:38 am
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      We share so much, that sometimes its hard not too! I am not as security minded as David but because he has seen way more than I ever have (or would want to) I respect his way of wanting to protect his own family.

      If you ever want to meet up, please send me an email – would love to meet you and your Hubby…hope he wasn’t held up with being stuck behind us the other day!! Gosh were we slow coming into Wollongong 🙂

      I like to share where we are and what we are doing, sometimes I share too much and Dave reminds me that I need to re-think what I have posted!!

      Not sure how those bloggers remember their kids online names when blogging – I sure would forget that…I have enough trouble remember their correct names in real life!!!

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  • January 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm
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    Oh I find it super annoying when bloggers talk about everyone in these code names, I get why but I always get everyone muddled up. I think when just starting out blogging these things aren’t thought about, now some things I shared in the early days I’d take back if I could. I’m cautious about putting up pics of the kids yet they are part of the family and our story can’t be complete without them.

    I don’t mind talking about our son’s autism and how we as a family all relate to each other. Many people think that a diagnosis of ASD means limitations and we think quite the opposite, I can’t wait to start schooling on the road and have the kids learn directly from life rather than having them try to fit into a system that just doesn’t see their strengths and wants them to fit in the box. Not OUR kids, no way, I see the system failing them both and know we are doing the right thing for all of us.

    I love this post Lisa it really got me thinking about what we share and don’t share. The wonderful thing is that you are so open and direct with your wishes for your family and when we met up that time you easily shared with me your concerns about my saying where you were and that was fine.

    One thing that does concern me is how many kids at the school have a fb page even though they are only 10 or younger….your post opens up so many interesting thoughts as always!

    sending love to you and the fella’s
    love lisa x

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    • January 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm
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      Thanks Lisa – I share sometimes more than David is comfortable with me sharing 🙂
      But I respect his wishes for our kids safety and privacy.
      I think your children are going to LOVE living, travelling and living life rather than the school system. And yep the school system does let our kids down in a very big way.
      Its amazing how many young kids are allowed on facebook – we now have three boys who use it but I am their checking up on what they are saying and who they are talking to….our oldest only uses it to keep in touch with us, our second oldest hardly ever uses it, and our third son is only allowed to have really close friends and family connected with him.
      Looking forward to following your Italy journey xxx

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  • February 14, 2013 at 11:24 am
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    Hi Lisa! Long time reader, first time commenter. I’m not sure exactly how I came across your blog but it’s been at least a year or so that I’ve been reading along with you. Maybe FOTR??? We’re mid conversion of a school bus to an RV and I’m really trying to come up with a blog name and such to share our journeys. I love reading your ideas about what to share and what not to share. It helped me to start thinking of things I hadn’t yet realized might be a concern. You mention a class that you took for blogging. Might you be able to direct me to such a thing? I often see people talking of switching over from one setup to another and it seems tedious. I’d like to start out on the right foot. Any direction you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

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    • February 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm
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      Hi Ivalee,

      Congratulations on your Bus Conversion! Thinking about a blog name was David’s idea – and he came up with “New Life on the Road”. Maybe you could ask family/friends to think of a name for your journey?

      Regards where to start with blogging…I use WordPress, its the only platform that easy to work with.

      And I learnt everything I know from Sean Rasmussen “Learn how to blog” program – here is my other blog with hints/tips on what and how to set it up – http://learnhowtoblogsite.net/ Here is a direct link to Sean’s Program – http://lhtb.kajabi.com/sp/10018-1-dollar-trial

      Mind you I haven’t blogged on that for a very long time – no longer have the time for it!!

      I have also picked up hints/tips from Problogger – http://www.problogger.net/

      Hope that helps.

      Will do a blog post asap about what I have learnt etc.

      Cheers
      Lisa

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      • March 3, 2013 at 1:13 pm
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        Hello again, Lisa!
        I’ve been meaning to drop by and thank you for sharing the information and links. I could be considered a bit of a commitment-phobe so naming and location of the blog have been the crux of the issue for me. I plan to get it all worked out very soon though. Thanks again!
        Ivalee

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        • March 4, 2013 at 7:20 am
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          Hi Ivalee,

          So glad the links helped 🙂

          All the best with your adventure – once you have your blog set up let me know – be great to read another RV owner blog!

          Cheers
          Lisa

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