I have a rule – no ‘real life’ people are allowed to read my blog. That includes my family, friends and acquaintances. In fact, if anyone accuses me of being ‘The Undomestic Housewife’ I’ll deny it vehemently. The only person who knows about this blog (hopefully) is my husband AMP. And, I don’t think he reads it…. which, when I think about it, is probably for the best.
There are many reasons for this ‘secrecy’. One is that I love the anonymity of blogging, of being able to express myself freely without fear of hurting someone’s feelings or of recriminations. I love that I can whine and rant, and then forget about it – in a way that’s impossible to do when you’re with real life people.
I’ve pondered this question: Would my blog be the same if it was open for viewing to all my friends and family? The answer is unequivocably, no. Because most of what I spill here is things I wouldn’t tell them – for fear of hurting feelings, or having awkward situations. Could you imagine how awkward it would be for my sister-in-law to read about my sex life with her brother?!?! Not that I talk about those sort of things, but this way I have that option, haha.
And that, my dear readers, is why I won’t invite my mother (or anyone else I see face-to-face) to read my blog.
Inspired by prompt no. 3 at Mama Kat‘s..