Sunday, October 26, 2008

Privacy

I haven't been posting much recently. I'm sure you noticed.

Maybe you noticed.

Did you notice?!!

Probably not. I've probably lost all my readers by now. But I will continue posting, and hopefully you will find me again.

I've been so conflicted on what I can post on here and what I can't. I've made this blog "anonymous", removing my name and the names of the other people in my life, but I know that's not enough. I know that in reality, anyone who knows me and knows my blog can figure out who and what I'm writing about whether I mention names or not. And therein lies my problem.

There's been a lot going on in my life that affects way more than just me that just isn't okay for me to put out there into the big bad blogosphere.

While MY life is an open book, I know that not everyone feels that way about their own lives, which has, at times, made blogging challenging. I don't know how you other bloggers handle this. I've gone back and forth, but finally came up with a solution that I think will work for me.

I just created a brand new blog.

And, no, I'm NOT going to tell you where it is!

My anonymous blog will allow me a place to ramble on and on about everything without needing to censor myself.

Don't worry! (I could tell, you were worried, weren't you? You - I'm talking to YOU! Is ANYone still out there?!) This blog will still exist. And I will still write about my life, even though I'm hardly a SAHM anymore.

Just had to tell you how I resolved this problem. And now I'm REALLY curious: how much do you hold back in your blog? What do you do with all that stuff going on in your life that you need to get off your chest?

7 comments:

Anjali said...

Well, you know how I handled it...ended old blog, started new one, but I'm not posting anything about my family in my new one. And in a month or so, I'm deleting my old one.

You're right though, being anonymous doesn't solve the problem if everyone knows about your blog anyway!

Domestic Goddess said...

I think you probably know that I hold nothing back. I'm not afraid to say anything, because they are my words to say. If I've offended anyway, I apologize, but that isn't my fault. I'm just telling it like it is. From my perspective, that is.
I'm not totally anonymous. Most of the people that know me IRL know where to find my blog. My husband knows where it is and refuses to read it. My parents can't even find the internet.

I respect your decision to have a totally anonymous blog. But are you afraid of insulting someone? Are you afraid you will say something that will rub someone the wrong way? Don't censor yourself. Say what you'll say.

Trace said...

I had the mother of a girl I went to high school with find my infertility blog and I felt very uncomfortable so I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress. On WordPress you can have password protected posts so it's the best of both worlds. Ya know? I tried PW protecting my blogger blog, but you can't see that someone has a new post in a reader like Bloglines or Google Reader. Anyway, I moved (if you want the address let me know) and tried to keep myself off the radar so the mother couldn't follow me.

Ramblings of a crazed SAHM said...

To be honest, I've never really thought about it. I just write. Although, I think I only have about 3 readers so I don't really worry about it. I don't write anything that I'm not afraid to say out loud. I've had you linked on my blog since I first started "blogging", so I'd hate to not know where to find you!

ChipmunkMomma said...

I do a little of both. When I'm having a moment, then I just say whatever is in my head. On normal days I do limit much of what I'm thinking. Sometimes I go to my parenting forum and vent there, sometimes I vent to my DH.

Michelle said...

You know... you could just come to my blog and do your "confessing" there...

Anonymous said...

I hope you are posting somewhere, and it didn't just stop. Your writing deserves it.