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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Who knows about this....

Do you blog anonymously? Are you a lurker? you know there are actually readers out there who are.... not bloggers!!! shocking I know. Do you care who reads and what you put out there for the world to know??

This has been on my mind a lot lately and probably the reason for my bloggy block. I can't seem to shake the feeling that someone is reading that I may not want to know all my little secrets that I put on my blog.... so if I don't want it out there then why do I continue???  It's like a dirty little habit I can't break, I love blogging and I love the comments and the pictures, the words, the funnies, the peeps.  But it's all so "virtual" I'm starting to feel uncomfortable about it spilling over into my real life world. I blame Twitter.

Not that I'm ever very controversial but I just feel kind of weird about being judged.... I can't put my finger on it.  Who the hell cares what a forty something Mom of 2 thinks about the world anyway?  My own take on blogging is that I laugh at the funny stuff, cry at the heartbreaking stuff and drool over the wonderfully creative crap people share on their blogs. So what's this feeling of weirdity hanging over me???? Where's it coming from?? maybe I'm getting a little afraid that people are taking it all too seriously sometimes, maybe I'M taking it too seriously. What if I do share the fact that John Travolta will be my next husband or that I love my shih tzu's more than life itself.. is it such a bad thing?

One of my favorite bloggers is Sassy Modern Mom... she recently posted about her own Mom finding her blog.. and what to do about it. Eeeekkk at least I know my mother is not reading but there are others I don't want knowing my inner ramblings... what the heck is a girl to do. I am not entirely anon any more!!!

In other news.... I found a couple of very dark, thick hairs under my chin. I knnnoowwww!!! there is no mole just big hairs that I have to pluck... you can't imagine how hideous it feels to find them...growing there with no notice... but on the bright side Halloween is approaching so it might be a cool addition to my old hag costume.

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!



8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh yeah...i blog with my real name and never really thought about it...seems a few posts recently have gotten a little too controversial for some folk at the church who found me out...gotta love the phone call from the pastor wanting to check on my waywardness....sheesh...

otin said...

I'm watching you very close indeed...hahaha! lol

I don't go much past my reader these days, but I still read about four or five posts a day.

Indiri @ Turning Stones said...

Anyone who knows me also knows that I blog. Then I don't have to worry about it and if I forget to put pictures on Facebook my sisters forgive me. But, even though I don't blog about work EVER, I still don't use my real name because I don't want my blog to get googled by potential employers. I actually google my own name every 6 months or so and try to delete anything that comes up.

In bloggy land I suppose someone is judging all of us but usually they are nice enough to do it silently.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

There comes a point where you will either be ready to out yourself or stop completely... My rule -- don't ever blog anything you wouldn't want your mother to read. It's a good rule, I think. I never have that ewwww feeling.

Black chin hairs -- never fun to find. ;)

missing moments said...

I agree with Nancy ... I don't blog about anything that I wouldn't want my kids to read or hubby or friends, etc.

Ali said...

You're right... I am who I am and I don't blog about seriously personal crap or post hurtful stuff about others so what's the big deal???
Thank you all for commenting... seriously nice peeps out here in bloggyville. :)

Barb said...

I hear ya, but I'm not worried . . . I don't say anything I wouldn't say to my mother-in-law, neighbors, friends, etc. I never gave it much thought that people without blogs may be reading . . . but there are a gazillion blogs out there . . .

Gwen said...

I feel ya! I even blog with my name out there but I still worry that someone is reading that I don't want reading. Actually I know there is and I honestly keep blogging just to irritate those two people. How sad is that? LOL! Best thing to remember is to never say anything you wouldn't want someone finding out.