October 10, 2004

Blog parameters

Nicole at Potomac Ponderings muses on a subject that I've often thought about: do you let friends and family know that you blog?

Robbo seems to have taken the bold and affirmative YES response, and we often joke about our traffic being traced to Robbo's mom logging on repeatedly. I'm the other way: other than my wife, I haven't told any of my family members for many of the reasons Nicole describes. Long story short: it would cramp the humor (or attempts thereunto).

What? You AREN'T reading Potomac Ponderings on a regular basis? What, are you high or something? The Llamas command: visit Potomac Ponderings!

UPDATE: Michele has some further thoughts.

UPDATE DEUX: Watch out, Michele, you're going to wind up in the dock for a show trial!

Posted by Steve at October 10, 2004 07:09 PM | TrackBack

You've had some very funny posts these last few days. Unfortunately w/my carpel tunnel I only read and leave comments on special occassions suh as the picture of the Thatcher/Rice dynamic duo. That was great!

As for the question of blogging and telling, well, I covered that in a post a few months back. There I shared the story of a man who wrote more than he should have (Link's below).

Posted by: michele at October 11, 2004 01:31 AM

The "straight" blogging, yes. My secret "gay" blogging, no.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at October 11, 2004 10:55 AM

I tell some family members about my blog. It's sort of a double edged sword. It cramps my style when they read it but it hurts my feelings when they don't. Most of them have looked at it only once then never came back. Huge bummer. Nobody loves me. WAAAAA....

Posted by: Lynn S at October 11, 2004 01:08 PM

What? And give them yet one more reason to have me committed? Of course, the naked blogging is getting harder and harder to explain.

Posted by: Norman at October 11, 2004 02:48 PM

Although I don't believe many of my family read my blog, I've told them all about it. And you know, I think it helps me blog. I mean, c'mon, you're talking to the world through your blog. Why shouldn't you write in a way that's fit for your mother to read?

And I use that to guide me when I write on my blog. Although my mother has been gone for 35 years, and my father passed a couple of months ago, I still write as though they were reading it. It helps me to focus on communicating.

Posted by: Boyd at October 11, 2004 06:34 PM
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