Friday, March 11, 2011

Where is this all going?

Some days I ask myself, why am I blogging? Most of the time, I find myself stumped for something to say. You see, I'm an incredibly private person, so I feel like I've boxed myself in with personal restrictions on what I will and will not put out there on the interwebz. I like sharing projects, or things I've created...but often I will write a post and decide against publishing it because it's too personal. Ironically I LOVE reading personal blogs, but I just don't want to put too much of myself out there where any old person can see it. So, when I don't have a finished project to show off, or a plan for what I'm going to do next, I wonder what's the point of even having this blog? I toy with just taking the whole thing down, or making it private so I decide who can see it. ...The thing that stops me from taking it down altogether is that I do like having a little log of what I've been doing. I have a crap memory for my own life - I can remember lyrics and movie lines like no one's business, but what I did last week? Yeah, that's gone. I've also gotten to know some really awesome people, like the very fun and cool Sara (who I need to meet up with again and visit her mansion!), and I've liked trading comments with Kim, Delaney, and Kasey, and I'd be a little sad to not connect with them anymore.  Well, at least not a two way connection - I'm not giving up reading and commenting on these and my other favorite blogs!

So, currently I'm thinking I'll go private. Leave me a comment or send me an email if you'd like to keep up with my blog. I can't say for sure, but I think that an added privacy barrier might actually make me a better blogger. If I know who's reading, I think I'll feel more comfortable writing more about my life. Tentatively I'll be making the change early next week - so let me know before then and I'll add you to my reader invite list!


  1. Of course I want to keep up with your blog! And, I keep trying to figure out when to have you over - but wedding frenzy has definitely set in!! ha

  2. I'd love to still follow. I've been horrible about reading other blogs lately. It's pretty much all I can do to keep up with folks who comment on mine.

    I feel you on the purpose of blogging. I prefer project posts, too, but sometimes I just don't have projects finished. So, my type A makes me write something else. I'm not really private though, so I don't usually feel concerned.

    My email is Will you add me? The only thing with making your blog private is that I can't read it in Google Reader (I don't think so, anyhow.) I'll have to remind myself in some way.

    Hope all is well.

  3. I definitely want to be added! I love your writing style and honesty. Many of your posts feel like I'm sitting with a girlfriend chatting, and those (to me) are the best blogs because they keep me engaged. it's not all perfectly perfect staged blogger life. Which, as an aside, I feel like c+f appears sometimes -- I need to work on showing/talking about more of our everyday lives, but -- like you -- am too paranoid to divulge too many details for privacy reasons. it's kind of odd since we blog and are putting ourselves out there yet want so many aspects to remain private. for me, I love blogging as a creative incentive. it keeps me creative, keeps me thinking, all the time. I think my life would be a lot less fulfilling without it.