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{a narrow and broad look into the lives of people I love}

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Time to Talk About Me Some More.

Guess what? I have a secret. But I'm not going to tell anyone what it is until tomorrow. Chew on that for a while.

Meanwhile, I believe it's Thursday all over this hemisphere, and that means it's time for me to answer a question.

Here's one from Cristin:

Do people in your everyday life know you have a blog?

Cristin, this is a very applicable question. All of my family (immediate, in-laws, extended, way-extended, and beyond) know I have a blog, as well as anybody who is my friend on Facebook. I have inadvertently offended some of them on my blog—that is NEVER my intention, despite what people might think. Despite my efforts, however, my blog has become a source of contention between me and several people I love. I’ve learned how careful I ought to be.

As far as my town, Mayberry—I don’t think any Mayberrians knows about my blog. I don’t know any people closely enough for them to even suspect I have a blog.

If anybody in Mayberry DOES know about Archives of Our Lives, I am in big trouble. This is why, if I ever write an award-winning, best-selling novel, I will publish it under a fantastic pen name [which I have already created]. I will only ever reveal myself to Oprah, and even that is dependent upon whether she allows me as a guest on her “Winter Favourite Things” episode.

I suppose I should live my life--and write my blog--in such a manner that would never leave me looking over my shoulder, wondering who has read the latest post. That's probably safest, really...

Meh. Who am I kidding? That would never work for me.

What about you? Do you have a blog of your own? And if so, how do you feel about your friends, family, and acquaintances knowing?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, so that's the way it's going to work? You only pick out one question to answer per week? I must say, I feel a little cheated.

August 21, 2008 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Cristin said...

I'm glad you answered that one. I am starting to feel like I wish people in my everyday life didn't know I had a blog so that I could write about anything I wanted without offending them. SOmetimes all I can think of writing are things that people I know will read and find offensive to them. That sounds so mean, and yes, that means that I am always looking over my shoulder.

My town is so little that I met someone at a coffee house recently and she admitted to finding my blog online and reading it. She laughed, "I know everything about you!" I felt weird and thought, "Why do I write that dumb blog?!?"

August 21, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Kristi Kleisler said...

My blog is so not controversial. Just pics of me and my friends/family doing what we do. My blog is purely for keeping everybody updated on what is going on in my life! :)

August 21, 2008 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger HeatherPride said...

Yeah, when I first started my blog and no one knew it existed, I totally told all my friends and my mom and even 2 co-workers about it just so I could get some traffic. Now.....I've already written something my dad hated, and another something I hope he will never read (regarding sex life with hubby, hello) - and one thing my mother described as "tacky" but whatever. There are times I wish no one I knew in RL would read it. Oh well. Most of my friends that I begged to read it in the beginning? Never did. Nice friends.....

August 21, 2008 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Jami said...

yes, I defintely wish that people I knew didn't read! Mostly my in-laws! I wish I could write how I feel about them without them reading. BUT, I thrive off of internet drama...I don't like me to be any part of it, but I LOVE it! I mean come on...I stay at home all day and watch the view! So please write some good stuff soon so I have something to talk about with Spencer.

August 21, 2008 at 1:11 PM  
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August 21, 2008 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeff's right. it's tupid for people to get offended over your blog. some people just take things too seriously. anyways, i love your blog.

August 21, 2008 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Loralee Choate said... I really need to answer this question?

If anyone gets their knickers in a twist about your blog just send them over to mine and they will say, "Wow. Thanks for the restraint, Camille! You are awesome!"

August 22, 2008 at 7:21 PM  

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