Thursday, July 31, 2008

Real Life

I recently told a real-life friend about my blog.

Let me clarify, she knew I had the blog. I only now gave her the address.

This makes two friends in real-life who know about the blog. Telling the first one was hard enough - this one was even harder because she sees me regularly!

I still don't write anything assuming that I'm anonymous - I stumbled across a blog some time ago and figured out that I knew of the blogger - not her specifically, but we have some mutual acquaintances and I could have gotten her name in about 1 email. Since she blogged believing that she was completely anonymous and would probably have been horrified to know that wasn't exactly the case, I try to keep that in mind - maybe some lurker has already identified me and I need to never post anything that would be devastating if I was identified.

So why did I tell my friends about the blog if I'm sort-of trying to be anonymous? Well, because I wanted some accountability for what I write and both friends are Christians who will tell me if they see some problems or issues with my blogging.

And you know what? It feels good knowing that they're reading, even if it's infrequent. I'm so bad at emailing or calling so I like to think my friend who no longer lives around here is somewhat up-to-date on what's going on in my life this way. Since she sure won't stay that way if she's counting on me to write or call her to let her know.

2 comments:

Courtney said...

That is great you told your friends. I am kind of the same way too. I have said in the past I have a blog but not told them where it is. Well they started emailing me asking me for it. I felt like oh now, what will they think. In the end like you said it feels good having them to see and be accountable. Its easy to rant on a blog and let go of being a good example.

Renee said...

It was really intimidating sharing it, and waiting to hear anything from them, but I think it just got harder waiting longer. Especially the one I told about it and then took another month to give her the address - it was like I wanted to wait until I'd posted something really profound.

Then I realized that I could be waiting forever for that and I just needed to share the address. ;)