Do your friends and family know you write a blog? Do you tell them if the subject comes up in conversation? Or do you tell everyone you meet…as in Hello my name is Claire I’m married and oh I write a couple of blogs here’s my address so you can look me up… maybe you have a little card with your blog address on that you whip out at every opportunity?
When I thought about this, I came to the conclusion that most of my friends don’t know I blog. I have mentioned to some of them but to be quite honest I don’t think any are into the whole blogging thing and probably forget I’ve said it by the time they get home. Some probably don’t even know what a blog is.
I feel weird bringing it up, when I have and people have asked what do I blog about and I reply oh you know, this and that, and I like to post pictures etc they just look at me like I’m from a completely different world. They are probably right, blogging can be a different world, a bit of creative escape. Which is one of the reasons I like it.
Then there’s the times that my blogging friends come up in conversation. At work the other day a colleague asked if anyone was going to NYC soon as there was something she wanted and without thinking I said oh I have a friend who lives in NYC, then they ask how I have a friend living over there and I say oh I met her though a blog I write. Awkward moment when they look at me like all their fears of my weirdness has been confirmed.
As for meeting blogging friends, ‘ what do you mean you went to afternoon tea with a complete stranger?’ They will never understand that just because we never met in person there are times I feel I know more about my blogging friends and have more in common than with the people I come face to face with daily.
'I do have a card with my Etsy address on, & the blog which goes with that, so I would be more likely to tell people about that blog as I think of that more of a business. There’s no harm in giving people a business card now is there.
This blog though, is more of my on line diary and so in the same way that I would not say to friends here would you like to read my journal…I don’t often talk about this here blog of mine.
Maybe it’s because I feel quite protective of my little space in blogger world, It’s certainly not because I care what they think, I grew out of that a long time ago, but I do feel like It’s mine to do with what I like, if everyone I know started reading it would that influence what I post about?
What do you think?