Monday, 3 April 2017

Anonymous Vs Known


I have been thinking over the weekend about starting to let family and friends know about my blog.

As of now I don't do it so much anonymously as I don't hide who we all are. But no one I know (as far as I know) reads this blog. I'm also not sure I want them to know or read it lol. What if they think its rubbish and laugh at me! but then what if they think its a good idea!!

I'm not really sure of the pros to be honest and I'm not really sure of the cons. One con I do know if is that I don't want them to make fun of me. I mean I know my parents and partner wouldn't (even though I'm pretty sure Mark has seen some of it) but what about everyone else...

A pro I can think of just now is I can talk freely on here! I can say what I want and talk about things I maybe can't or don't feel comfortably talking about with people face to face! Do I want people to be able to read that kind of stuff and either be offended or upset I couldn't talk to them. No I don't.

I don't hide it as it is. Everyone has heard me talking about blogging and videos but its not like I have offered up the links or addresses for people to see.

What do you think? Should I start letting people in or keep them out??

Suppose this is more for advice than an actual blog this week. Which BTW I am also struggling with come up with stuff to blog about! That is so unlike me! I normally have a huge list!!


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  1. I have told a few people about my blog but haven't published anything on my personal Facebook for example as I am a little nervous. I think it is down to your personal preference and what you use your blog for. I use mine to capture the moments, to write updates about my girls so for me sharing that with my closest friends and family is nice for them to keep up to date. Good luck! #marvmondays

  2. This is an interesting point. All my family and friends read my blog as its on my personal facebook page too and there are definitely things I cant write about that I wish I could if they didn't know about it #twinklytuesday

  3. I was wondering the same thing when I started last month, but then caved pretty early as I was greedy and wanted more Facebook followers for my page so shared on my personal FB. All friends & family have been really supportive - I was quite surprised! As long as they know it's your blog & you'll write what you want, I think you should feel proud to share �� #BigPinkLink

  4. I feel like I could have written this! I have no real advice because I've gone through the same debate myself for years. But know you aren't alone. I think my biggest anxiety is people making fun at me for my blog; thinking that I'm a rubbish writer and wasting my time. But when I have had positive comments from the blogging community, as I'm certain you have, then that's surely a ridiculous fear.

    Then there is family or friend realising a story or rant is about them... Always tricky.

    Let me know what decision you come to because I could also use some help! #MarvMondays

  5. The ideas will soon come back don't worry. As for telling people I'm not sure. I didn't for a long time and then one day it all just flooded out. To be honest I don't think anyone I know reads my blog anyway. (well my MIL does, she seems to be my number 1 fan bless her). If anyone makes fun of you then just ignore it, chances are they won't though. Telling people actually made a few things easier for me because it meant when i was uncertain about something they could offer up some support. They can't help if they don't know, your friends may have an idea for a post.
    Thank you for linking to the #BigPinkLink

  6. I don't write my blog anonymously and people I know do read it - but I find it makes me censor myself and I do worry that some people will be making fun of me. It's much more nerve wracking writing for people you know than for complete strangers! Sorry I know that's not helpful at all! #TwinklyTuesday

  7. It took me so much courage to share my blog with anyone! I remember sending the link to my other half and he was like, oh, I had no idea! And then one night, I had a bit of wine and decided to tell the whole of Facebook. Even now though, 3 years on, I hardly ever mention my blog on my personal facebook page! I say that when you know it's ready to tell then you'll know. But I am glad that I did do it! Thanks for linking up with #TinklyTuesday

  8. It's a tricky one isn't it. I started out totally anonymous, and I remember the first time that I shared my blog via my Facebook account. I was terrified! I've only had positive comments so far to be fair and some of my friends are really supportive. It does make me censor my posts sometimes as I imagine what my in-laws would think if they read them (which I don't think that they do thank goodness!) Blogging has become such a big part of what I do now and it's such a passion to me that I don't want to hide it. Now that I've started attending blog conferences etc I just feel that I want to shout about what I do and be proud. You've got to do what is right for you hon, but you've worked hard at this and you deserve to celebrate it if you feel the time is right. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

  9. I did right from the start, I am not sure why. Some laughed and some supported and some simply didnt get it. But now, its my job and they're all amazing and supportive. just remember if you let them in there is a chance they will read anything and everything you write so it can become restrictive at times.
    thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

  10. I wouldn't worry what other people think - who cares? I'm sure no-one would make fun of you either - I'm sure they'd be rather impressed! #twinklytuesday