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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Being Discovered

How many of you are 'out there' with your blogs? Do your families know? Do your family and friends regularly read? Does it affect what you write?

I was 'found' today. Ironically, by our friend Kino's son. (Hi Toshi!) When I first received his comment, I thought, "Oh God, I say the "F" word a lot on this blog". I'm not sure why that was the first thing I thought, but it was. Maybe it is uncomfortable to be found by someone who doesn't really know you because then you fear they will read your posts and make a judgment. Maybe your friends and family finding your blog wouldn't be as difficult because they know you and all your faults/weaknesses that come out in your writing, depending on your mood.

For me, the blog is an outlet. When you are with your kids 24 hours a day with homeschooling and don't have a job that takes you out of the house - believe me, you need an outlet.

Being 'found' made me question why I don't tell my family about my blog. What am I afraid of? Will I not be able to be as open & honest if they are reading? Will I have to edit myself so much that it won't be worth it anymore? Or do I just like the fact that this blog is mine and it's the one part of my life that I don't have to share?

Maybe it's time to come out of the blogging closet. That's something I'll have to chew on for awhile. Thoughts?


*~*Cece*~* said...

I don't ever want my family to find my blog. I've been blogging for over a year & if I were to be found I'd probably delet it all together b/c I've got so much personal history stuff there that my family doesn't need to know/read.

My sister, husband and mom know I blog. But they don't really know what blogging is & show no interest in it. Now & then I'll read them something I've written or show them another bloggers post but that's it. My husband can read it if he wants but since its a year full of me flapping my gums and he doesn't like to read that much I doubt he ever will! lol

I enjoy this little corner of the world w/o anyone I'm related to. I would never come out of the blogging closet. Nevah. That's what MySpace is for! LOL

yakimafarmgirl said...

When I started mine it was to keep my family/friends informed on my move and life stuff - then I found that very few of my family or friends will bother reading a blog - they want me to call them with any news! My dad still reads faithfully, which is bad because I can't say too much about dating or other entertaining stuff - so I keep it pretty tame. I think I'll start a new anonymous one where I can be more candid!