September 10, 2012

The Next Step

I've been thinking about shutting this down.  For a while I made it so that only invited readers could view the blog.  And then I didn't invite anyone!  Haha.

But there were a handful of people I wanted to know that I was pregnant.  Knowing that one of the best ways to get the message to them was this blog, I opened it back up and posted the last stuff about my heart.  Now I'm back on the fence about shutting it down completely.

When I started this blog 6 years ago it was an on-line journal of sorts.  A no-holds barred place to dump my feelings.  A place that only a select few were privy to; a place where people supported what I wrote. Anymore I feel like I have to be cautious about what I say here because of how it's perceived -- spending too much time online, sharing stuff too personal in a public space...

It seems like I can't win for trying.  I'm trying to decide if the backlash that can come from posts is worth the relief I get, for getting stuff off my chest.


Brandy said...

I wish I had advice. Or smart things to say. But I can completely understand the desire to have some anonymity again and not necessarily share private things with the world.

If you decide to say goodbye you will be missed but if you decide to stay around I will still be out here reading.

Flying Monkeys said...

I struggle with that too.

What would you say to me?

It's your blog, your space, people can read it or not.

lorem ipsum said...

What Brandy said. But also, blogs are almost a relic of the 2000s. With Twitter and Tumblr and Facebook, there's an immediacy (albeit in fewer words) that reaches your readers virtually the moment your thoughts leave your fingers.

But however you choose to communicate, your friends will still be here to listen. I know I will. xo

Kristen said...

I feel the same way sometimes. I hear crap back from people about what I write. It really, really bothered me for a while. I have come to a better place about it but boy do I get it!

Also keep in mind that most of us who read subscribe so even if you post sporadically I still get to see it!

Grandma and Grandpa S. said...

All of your Shiffler family in Michigan are glad that you post your thoughts. It's a good way to keep up with how you are feeling and what is happening in all of your lives. Everyone perceives the written word differently. Don't let it bother you too much. We love you!