Wednesday, October 13, 2010

...Can't Read This...

In my opinion, blogs are meant for sharing-unless it's my blog, and and I'm supposed to be sharing with my family...when it comes to them my policy is "Blog? What blog? I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about." Even my mother in law who knows for certain that I have a blog (thanks to Hubby's big mouth) doesn't know where it is and when she asks me I just get all avoid-y or pretend I didn't hear her. In fact, I'm pretty sure I can say that if she did find my blog and confronted me about it I would flat out deny ownership. So if you're reading this dear relatives (including but not limited to my MIL) don't bother pointing out my picture on the bio page or the similarities to my life because I'll just pretend like you're crazy...trust me, that would not be difficult.

In reality, it's not just relatives who are blacklisted on my blog-the only people I know in real life that know about my blog are my husband and my best friend who I have known for more than ten years. Why don't I tell all the other people?

Because I wanna write what I wanna write and I don't need anybody to tell me any different.

If I want to complain about my dad or snipe about my in laws or roll my eyes at my siblings, I don't want to have to worry that it's going to bite me in the butt at Thanksgiving. I don't want my classmates involved in my private life, or my family involved in my inner thoughts so it just works better to not tell them.

Also, to be perfectly honest, it's just one more thing that my family wouldn't get. I don't think my parents even know what a blog is, my siblings don't care, and my in laws think they are a joke so you know...why bother? Let's just keep this the secret tree house.

The fortress of (extremely public) solitude that I share with only my awesome bloggy friends, my best friend, and my husband. You know-the cool kids.

Just don't tell my parents.

[This post was inspired by Writer's Workshop. Go visit Mama Kat for more!]

7 comments:

Lady Rynn said...

I totally agree with all of this. I have a family friendly blog, where I play all nice and I have my Misadventures blog that I'm far more carefree and feel like I can be less censured. Then there is my invite only blog that I am very blunt and am not afraid to be because I chose who gets to see it. Thank you for sharing, I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who doesn't want their family to read your blog. ;)

ournextchapters.com said...

I get that... I reallly get that. And I'm envious I didnt keep mine a little more hush hush. But I made laid it out there...for everyone. I don't talk about the blog though. It's just there. I do blush though when a random compliment is thrown my way... gives me more inspiration to write...

Elle said...

Only 3 people in my life know about my blog. My hubby, my mom, and my sister. I tell all three everything I write about anyway so I feel lucky that I can still be honest when I write on my blog. Of course my MIL will never know b/c she's a meanie and I like to talk about her on my blog. ;)

Jessica said...

I'm the same way. I would rather keep my blogging a secret from my friends and family.

JustMom420zaks said...

I really like your take on this. I feel EXACTLY the same way. Actually, I feel SO much the same way, I was the one who came up with this prompt. (I can't tell you how tickled i was when MamaKats chose it. My hubby thinks I'm insane because I went running through the house screaming, "MamaKats chose my writing prompt!")
I had so much fun reading this.

Susan said...

This made me laugh. Although my family knows about my blog, none of them read it. My husband does, but none of the rest of them. The rest of them wonder why I have a blog. My dad worries about personal security and having our pictures, etc on the net and my mom wouldn't be able to find it even if she wanted to.

Enjoy your secret tree house!

Erin said...

When I first started my blog it was for family so of course I told everyone and could have kicked myself now! Especially when my in laws were 3 hours early for Christmas dinner and I had no one to vent to! Should gave started another blihmg when I had the chance!