Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Dilemma

It's a pretty common one in the blogosphere, I think. It has come up with a couple of my new "real-life" friends that I have a blog. And that I blog regularly. And they want to read it. I've been a bit hesitant about sharing the URL, though. This place started as a sort of 'mass update' for the friends and family. It has gone through a sort of metamorphosis.

No longer is this just a place where I can write little anecdotes about what Little Monster, Not the Momma and I are up to, but it is a place where I retreat to when the world is a little too much to handle.

Several of my real-life friends know about the blog, and a few read and comment on a regular basis. My mother reads, so it isn't like I'm going to be doing any explicit blogging about my sex life, or about crazy things that I wouldn't tell anyone on the street corner. But still, this blog, it's me. Hard core me. And the friends that read, well, they already know and love me, quirks and all. I'm a bit worried about what my new friends would think if they read this here piece of me.

Again, I'm not sure about why I'm so insecure about this. It isn't like I hide anything from anyone. In fact, that's the one thing my husband gets irritated with me about the most. I'll pretty much tell you anything if you ask.

So. What should I do? Am I being silly and insecure? Or do I have genuine fears.

And now a note from Little Monster:


And also -- I'll try to get those pictures of my most wonderfully terrible birthday cake in on Sunday. I'm thinking of joining Weekly Winners. Good Idea? Bad Idea? What do you think??


Ashlee said...

What the heck is Weekly Winners? Am I totally out of the loop here?

I understand your point. There are times when I wish that not so many of my "real life" friends read my random blog because then I would feel more comfortable letting a few things out. Then again...when I do get a little "crazy" I have found that they all feel the same way. So, maybe your fears are as unwarranted as mine. :0)

Vanessa said...

I think your fears are justified. Not very many of my IRL friends visit my blog, I don't typically tell people about it either. The only ones are you and Hubby, really.
Then again. like Ashlee says, people do tend to relate, I mean, everyone has to have a little crazy in them sometimes. And I guess if they don't love you for who you are, then maybe it's better to know that. Hmm. I'll have to have a think on that.