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?