Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm coming out...

I have had this blog for about one year....I believe the exact date is May 14th...but that would require me to actually check my facts before writing them, and well, I don't feel like doing that.  Regardless, I've had it for awhile now.  And like many of you fellow bloggers out there, I have chosen to keep this blog private.  Very few people from my "real" life know about it.  Until recently.

This last weekend, as I took Pursey Galore out and about, I knew that I would have to explain to my family as I took pictures of said purse.  I knew that I would get questions as to "hey, um, what's up with that purse?"  So, I decided "screw it" and I decided to let the secret out. 

It's not that I had any particular reason for not telling anyone.  Well, that's not true.  Part of me worried about the judgment I may get for it.  Part of me was worried that my friends and family would think I would put too much personal information out there.  (Hardly a concern considering I'm pretty close to the chest with my private affairs...)  And part of me just wanted to have that forum out there where I could express myself openly without any judgment or reservations. 

It has become a problem keeping the secret in the past, I'll admit.  There have been occasions where both T and I have almost said "oh, that's like you said in your blog" or "this would make a really good blog post!"  But we've been pretty damn good about it.  And it's not that I've lied per se...more a lie of omission.

However, I let that slip over drinks this week. Well, not so much slip as I just said "Yeah, I have a blog."  I got lots of "what?  how long?"  And telling them I've had it for a year, and oh yeah, I'm writing a book.  Boom.  Bombshell. 

I'm sure there will be some judgment.  Honestly, I don't care, though.  A huge part of me is relieved.  It's out there.  Take it or leave it. 

What about you guys?  Do your "real life" friends know about your blog life?



  1. Only some friends know about this. My family? No, thank you. They already gave me some problems a while ago, with a blog I had then.
    So they don't know about this.
    This means I had to block my wall on FB to my family (and some friends).
    And I've got the same reasons as you.

  2. This is an interesting question... I'm curious how many people don't tell family and friends. Since my blog is mostly about my family and was started to keep people in the loop, most of my family knows about it. Some of my friends do, but I would imagine most of them don't "follow" and forget about it for the most part. Definitely harder to write about "real" issues, though when you know who is reading it.

  3. Most of my friends do, yes. But I manage to keep things fairly benign for just that reason!

  4. Most of my friends know about Sprite's Keeper since I do call Sprite her nickname quite a bit. Sometimes I would tell them a story just to be reminded that I had written about it already, so our conversations really end up one sided since I've said my piece long before we ever saw each other!

  5. Way to go! My friends know but not all of them read it! My in-laws don't knwo and Karl and i are good at not tlakign abotu it in front of them! I am about to post about a scare that they found out about mine today!

  6. My blog is open as is my twitter. I have family who follow both openly, I know I have family and in-laws who read my blog at least. I know that some members have issues with things I say or that are happening but I really don't care. If they want to talk to me about it they know where to reach me. But no one has yet. =>

    There are things that we do on the internet that are just too hard to keep secret. I'm glad you're relieved and I pray that the drama doesn't get bad for you.

  7. I love your blog, I'm glad you've been doing it and keeping it going. It's awesome.

    Yeah, my sisters read mine pretty regularly, but that's really it. An occasional friend friend will stop by, but not often. I don't really mind either way, though there are some times I wish I could rant to you guys about some pretty bad stuff that happens, but I don't because I don't want my sisters to see... so I have considered making another blog and keeping it secret from my family, I just haven't yet.

    But yeah, I totally understand not telling


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