I want this blog to be private-ish. I don't care if most people read it, but I don't go advertising that it belongs to me. I don't connect it with my FB account because I want to remain a little bit anonymous. But do people I know IRL read? Yep. But they all know that these are my thoughts and feelings and they can't judge me for anything I write here.
And I'm still incredibly careful about what I write. I have MANY posts that I want to write but don't feel I can because I don't want to offend someone. I have people I've wanted to complain about, but held back, for fear that they might read my blog. It's my blog, though. Shouldn't I be able to write whatever the heck I want on my blog?
The answer, you'll all tell me, should be yes. But it's not.
This is why so many people are going to private blogs. I don't *want* to go private--reading a private blog can be a hassle since you can't (that I know of) put them into your blog reader and, therefore, have to remember to check in every once in awhile. I like meeting random people through my blog--I've made a good friend because she found my blog (who I still have yet to meet in person...but someday!).
But is the risk greater than the reward? This is what I'm trying to decide. I'm tired of censoring myself, of worrying that someone I know IRL will find this blog and be mad at anything I might have written. I already take such care not to post anything that I wouldn't want read by someone I know, but then there are times I go back and read posts and think "eh, maaaaybe I shouldn't have written that because someone, somewhere could get offended". Do I need that added stress?
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