Friday, March 6, 2009

Is it just me?

Okay, I have to know. Is it just me or does anyone else sometimes think this whole blogging thing is kinda creepy? It's not the blogging about life & sharing it with friends & family that I find creepy. It's the part about anyone from anywhere (that has access to the internet) can find my blog & see pictures of us & read tidbits about our life. People could know things that I forget to tell my own husband. After I posted the story about the "drinking games" incident I forgot to tell Chris & he didn't know about it until he read it on my blog. I realize that isn't the most important information, and there's probably a million of these stories that I forget to tell people that are close to us. My point is that someone I don't even know could have known that my boys were playing "drinking games" at breakfast that morning & their own father didn't even know. Isn't that creepy? In some ways blogs are really good, and a great way to connect with people, but in other ways they make me a little crazy. I know that blogs can be made private, and before I created my blog I went back & forth on this (actually I'm still going back & forth on this issue). However, (and this is where I'm going to sound like a seventh grader) I just kept thinking about how many people I know who have blogs that are not private & these are reasonable people whose judgment I trust. So my thinking was that if "they" don't see the need for their blogs to be private why should I (basically the everyone else is doing it justification, & yes I'm familiar with the jumping off the bridge analogy). I also sorta felt like no one was really even going to be looking at my blog anyway because who really cares about boring old us. I'm really curious to know how people feel about this. Is it just me? Because it probably could be. I'll admit I'm a slight control freak, and part of the problem is that I can't control (and don't know) who's looking at my blog. I'm also a bit on the overprotective side when it comes to parenting, and it feels weird just putting my kids out into the world wide web for anyone to see. I'm probably over thinking it, and its all fine. But just so I know....is it just me?

4 comments:

  1. It's not just you, my dear :)

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  2. Stacy - I just found your blog through the comment you left on yours (so I'm not just a random weirdo looking at your blog from Kuala Lumpur). I'm also a bit paranoid about the blog thing. It's great to have the ability to keep people updated but there are also down sides. I had some random person comment on our kids (on our old blog) after she found it via use of the 'next' button. I felt a bit violated and then I wondered why she was even taking the time to look at pictures of our family. She probably wouldn't have looked twice if she saw us on the street - but finding our family via the world wide web gave her some sort of interest.

    I hope you and your family are doing well.
    Rachel

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  3. I see you added what I suggested when creating your blog. I think that will help ease your worries. If you still are concerned, make it private. :)

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  4. It's definitely not just you. I think I've gotten over it a little bit, though. When I first started it worried me a lot more. I usually don't think about it anymore until I get some random "weirdo" comment on mine. I just try to be selective about what I would say. For example, I would NEVER put on there specifics as to what area of town we live in, sharing that my husband is leaving on a trip, etc. It's good you have the Live Traffic Feed...maybe I should add that to mine. Was it easy?

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