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?