Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The one where my mom reads my blog......

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When I first started this blog, very few people in my life knew about it. I told a couple friends that I don't see often and my cousin Heidi. That's about it. That's basically how it's stayed.

It's not that I really had anything to hide. It was just that it started as a bit of a scrapbook, plus as a way for some of my dear (but far away) friends to keep up with what's going on. People in my everyday life already know what's going on. I live with my family, so they already know what's going on, too.

And, let's face it, it's sometimes a little easier to be more open when the people you see everyday aren't reading. You don't have to "nice it up" as much. Or, sometimes, tell things to a computer screen that you haven't yet said outloud...... fears, hopes, struggles, etc. Sometimes, it's easier to write it out so that you can figure it out. My family and close friends eventually will know it, too, it's just that sometimes my blog finds it out first, because I haven't yet figured it out.

Then, my mom found out I had a blog. I didn't give her the address, because well, I was trying to keep it just mine for a little while longer.

Momma apparently G**gled.

Last week, we were chatting and she made some passing comment about something I said on my blog.

"Huh?"

"Your blog."

"Since when do you read my blog?"

This led to a series of rapid-fire questions...................

"What have you read?"

"Why didn't you tell me that you were reading?"

"How did you find it?"

"What have you read?"


The answers.................

"Only a couple posts."

"Well........ you knew I knew you had one."

"G**gle."

"Only a couple posts."

I'll admit, I was mentally trying to remember everything I've written in the past couple months.

Then, she added, "I like it. You're a good writer."

"Um, ok."

"I don't want you to ever NOT saying something just because I might be reading."

"I'll try."

"I won't read if you don't want me to."

"It's ok.".....................

I don't really mind. I don't think.

Like I said, I don't have anything to hide.

It's just a weird feeling to know that it's not just mine, anymore.

Has anyone else ever gone through this? How did your "blog experience" change, if it did at all?



And, Mom..... if you're reading this........ my blog still isn't public knowledge. So, please don't mention it to your friends or mine. I'm not THAT ready to share all, lol.

Oh, and I love you!!

5 comments:

Katie's Journey said...

I know exactly what you mean, very few of the people who I am super close to know about my blog. I have a couple of friends who blog who know about it and a few other friends and that is about it.

Lil' Woman said...

I like having a place to share my thoughts but alot of my family reads mine too...but anything I would say on here I would say to their face.

kjlangford said...

it is kind of a weird line. I have just been really open about my blog, kind of because I want it to be found and read... but, yes, it does mean that I do have somewhat of a censor when I write and that some people are going to find some posts weird (friends that don't blog sometimes don't "get" why you would post certain things... like when I started posting style posts... some people don't get it.)

but my mom has always read and has always been my biggest supporter.

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lessonsinlifeandlight said...

Isn't it hilarious how we feel so comfortable sharing our blogs with hundreds or thousands of complete strangers, but with our own friends and family...it's weird?