Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Secret World...Or Maybe Not!!

I blog in secret. I've mentioned it briefly in my household, but I have never directly led any of my family to A Groovy Kind Of Life. I don't know why. It may be for fear they might criticize some of my writing or wonder why I would divulge such personal information to strangers. Well, I say that you are NOT strangers! We may not know each other personally...but we know each other, personally...if you get what I'm sayin'. We know about each other's family. We may know each other's menu plan for the week. We may know that someone has been up all night with a sick child. We may know about each others' fondest memories. We may know about the loss of one's unborn child. We may know about the recent birthday of a child, or how someone is coping through the holidays after the death of a loved one. We may know what each other is currently reading. And, we may know of just the everyday to-do list that someone has posted. Blogging is like my own secret world that I rarely share with those people that I see everyday. Sort of an escape, if you will. I feel that we, as bloggers, know that we can open up to each other for support in whatever situations we may be going through. This is not to mean that we neglect our other friends. They are there for support, also. But sometimes it is just easier to pour our hearts out to our bloggy friends than to tell those closest to us. It's like, we bloggers are more in tune to our thoughts and feelings, and we can respond in kind. That's just the way it seems to me.

There are times when these two worlds cross. My best friend doesn't blog. (At least not that I know of!). And she is the exception to the comment about sharing things with our friends versus our bloggy friends (I can talk to her about anything). She knows where to find my blog posts, which I love. Sometimes we don't get to talk as often as I would like, but she can check my blog and see my current state of mind. Recently, my two worlds crossed again. I was searching for blogs in my area, and I found someone that I work with! Who would've thought?!! It was a pleasant surprise to know that I have a fellow co-worker and a fellow blogger in one! Now, she knows my secret because I commmented her blog and started following her. She commented back at how she was surprised that I was a blogger, too. It's a nice to find these little surprises in blogger land. Like I said before, it's a secret world....maybe not for everyone. Some may publicize that they have a blog, but I only briefly mention it from time to time and see if I get a bite. I will gladly welcome anyone who wants to come read and comment my blog. Comments and followers are validation for bloggers like me. So now, since you're reading this...show me some validation below...

5 comments:

Lisa writes... said...

Consider yourself validated! Glad my everyday, mish mash kind of blogging made the highlight list! :-)

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Jen said...

Welcome to SITS!! It's a wonderful community and I must say Blogging is a fabulous thing!!

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bettyl said...

I understand what you are feeling. I moved to NZ less than 3 years ago and new hubby couldn't care less about my blogging.
I started my blog as a way to keep my friends back in the US informed (and amused) by my new life. But now it's just what I feel, when I feel it. I don't really care if anyone reads it, although it's fun to read others' blogs and find stuff to add to mine.
Your feelings are yours and they are ok to have and we sister-bloggers probably all relate at some point.
Will be glad to be follow your blog, but I don't envy you, being so outnumbered!