Monday, September 15, 2008

Where do you draw the line?

So much on my mind, so much in my life. Yet I sit down wanting to blog, and I don't know what to blog about. I feel like I often teeter between being boring to my dear readers (when I ramble on and on about my boring happenings) and revealing too much about my personal life that I may not want others to read (my family and others in my real life).

How do you draw that line? Part of that for me is keeping my blog anonymous, yet it also means that I cannot talk to my family and friends about blogging.

It's hard sometimes to keep all of my love of blogging from the people I talk to every day. This is a big part of me that I love.

I haven't yet found my answer to this problem.

One consideration is opening a new blog where I can cross-post some of the things here that I would like my family to read. And I can post more pictures there for them to read too. I just wonder if this will be too much upkeep and burn me out. But I'm thinking if I just post the same things I'm posting here (just leaving some out) that it will be a little easier.

What do you think? Have you had to solve this problem yourself? Suggestions? Thanks for your help and consideration.


Heidi said...

I know exactly how you feel. I actually have had a family & friends blog for 3 years and just started my other blog this past year. It is hard to keep seperate, and somehow some people have found out about my public one, that's the danger. Sometimes it's hard not to put some things in there that I want to say for fear of someone in real life reading it. It is a toss up, but the personal blog is a cool thing too.

kel said...

sounds like it's time for a secret blog. :) tell the family about this one, delete any posts you might feel queasy about showing them (although I can't think of anything sticky you've written about) and then start another one where you invite us to read the gory details.

d e v a n said...

If you think you can keep from posting anything you don't want family to know, then share it. :) I kind of wish no family knew of mine. Hence, the secret place. hehe

CAQuincy said...

I have not been able to solve this dilemma, either. I feel as if half of my audience are NOT getting the real me because I'm sugar-coating it for the audience that I DON'T wanted reading about the actual, real me (although they know me in real life! funny!).

I thought of starting a second, more anonymous blog, but it just seems like too much work. So, I keep posting more and more boring posts. And wonder if I'd probably get more readers/comments if I could write more "raw" material--as it were.


andria said...

No one knew about my blog until I made a stupid mistake of commenting on a real life friend's blog after she had emailed me the address and wanted me to check it out. Her mom knows my mom and, bingo, my mom found out about it. She's not interested in reading it and is only worried that weird people are going to find us and chop us into bits.

I see lots of people from Houston logging into my blog and I wonder if I happen to know them.

A couple of my out-town friends know about it and keep up with me that way.

I tried the separate blog but couldn't keep up with it. I started a flickr account for pics for the family where I will leave comments about funny things and I can barely do that either.