Do You Share Your Blog with Those in Your Personal Life?

17 December, 2014 / 3 Comments

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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?

Share your story: So, do you share your blog with those in your personal life?  Everyone, none, or just a few?  Why or why not?  What do you think the pros and cons of sharing are?  Do those in your offline life follow your blog, or do they seem to not be interested?

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3 Responses to “Do You Share Your Blog with Those in Your Personal Life?”

  1. I tell everyone about my blog. It’s such a huge part of my life that I can’t imagine not telling them. I mean, what would I talk about if not my blog? Haha.

    Most people I tell are really awed, impressed, and curious. Especially when I tell them that publishers send me books to review.

  2. My mom sometiems visits my blog and to be honest it makes me uncomfortable. Most peopel in real life know I have a blog, I don’t really keep it a secret, but I don’t really advertise it either. I don’t midn when my sister for example reads my sunday post, but beside that I rather have she doens’t visits my blgo to often. My blgo feels like the place I can be myself and it sometimes feel uncomforable knowing that people I know in real life visit.

  3. My family visits my blog, and I’m okay with that. My dad is actually a HUGE supporter, reads every post, and encourages me to take networking more seriously. My boyfriend also knows about my blog, which is kind of intimidating. I can count on my hands the amount of months we’ve been dating, so maybe that is why. For me, it was a very big step letting him read it. But, he’s been sharing with me his hobbies, so I thought it was only fair. As for anyone else…I’m too afraid to tell them! I’d be mortified if people from work found out about my site. Many of them think I’m a bit of an oddball anyway, and I’m afraid that if they were to see my blog that would just intensify those speculations.

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