Recently, I posted about how I love the book blogging community because you don’t judge and I brought up what happened when a co-worker found out about my blog. A few of you commented about how that’s why you don’t share your blog with many people in your personal life. This got me thinking. How many of us share our blogs with those in our personal lives?
It’s funny, I don’t share my blog with many people in my personal life at all. The co-worker I talked about actually found out about my blog by accident. I mentioned that I do freelance editing and I guess she googled me and also found my blog. So, that’s the exact scenario that went down. I don’t like people knowing about my blog, to be honest. Not people in my personal life that I’m not close to. I don’t think I would have ever brought it up at work, and I actually told this co-worker not to go around telling everyone that I have this blog.
Isn’t that silly? Or is it common? Maybe it’s more common than I think. I’m curious how many of you let the people in your “offline” life know about your blog. And who you trust with it and who you don’t. For me, I have told my husband (obviously – there’s no way to keep it secret from him!), my parents, my sisters, and a couple of my friends (who, honestly, I’m not sure have ever even visited). I rarely get traffic from those I know in my personal life. I believe my mom follows by email, and she comments every now and then. My husband is also an email subscriber. Other than that, I don’t think anyone else visits my blog from my offline life. I find this interesting as well. If I knew someone personally who had a blog, I’m pretty sure I’d become a subscriber and a frequent commenter! Don’t you think?