Every now and then, I’ll watch an episode over at Momversation. If you haven’t seen the site, it’s a pretty cool concept, a group of bloggers vlogging together on a certain chosen topic. I’ve always wanted to vlog, but I think I sound like an asshole in person and the video would be filled with lots of uhs, and ums and it’s one of the reasons I could never be a weather girl.
Anyway, one of the recent topics was introducing the “Grandmoms of Momversation”. That is, the mothers of the bloggers. And I wondered. How many bloggers out there, give their url to their family? Surely, if you’re a “popular” widely read blogger, chances are, your parents may end up stumbling across your blog, so I guess it’s just easier to tell them about it. I’m pretty sure my mother knows on some level that I blog, but truthfully, she isn’t all that interested in reading it, or maybe she respects my privacy, but moreover, she is so technologically impaired, that she probably wouldn’t be able to find it if she wanted to. And she knows her limitations. She knows I laugh at her limitations.
My experience with family having my url has never lead to anything good, and I don’t talk shit about my family, but believe me when I tell you, some of the things I have written have been misconstrued, and I’m sure that the things I write are probably STILL misconstrued. I’ve gotten over it. For the most part, I am the same person online that I am in person. Save for the fact that there are certain aspects of my life that remain private out of respect for my family.
So I want to know, all three readers. Do you blog in secret, or do you blog knowing that your entire audience includes family members?