My mum doesn’t know about my blog. Nor do my dad or brothers. Perhaps it’s because my blog feels too personal to share with them. When I first began blogging, I thought that I would tell no one and that the only people I will interact with are those I meet on WordPress and so in this way, my blog will remain anonymous. This means that when one of you ask for a recipe of a dish I posted a picture of, I can only give it if I can covertly find it! So for the lahmachun, Operation Recipe Recovery is still underway.
As the days passed after my first blog post, I began to analyse why I felt that I could not tell anyone about my blog. The first posts were related to money and problems I faced which I think had an impact upon my willingness to announce my writing. Slowly though, I began to realise that there is nothing to be ashamed of and nothing to hide away from so I started to tell a few friends about my blogn Soon, even my teachers knew and from the positive feedback I received, it occurred to me that the feelings or experiences described in alot of what I was writing were simply human, and that people could actually enjoy and empathise with what I wrote.
I admit, compliments about your writing are nice. Especially when it comes unexpectedly such as when a friend once revealed that he has my blog bookmarked and reads it on journeys to and from college. It felt great and still does. I have become more open about my blog now but my closest family members still have no idea.
I actually do not know why I haven’t told them yet but something inside me is wary of the response I will get and how they would analyse my writing word for word. Currently, I write freely but when you have the thought of specific people in mind, you may end up hiding some words and veiling some thoughts. I am sure many people feel the same way which is why I often see blogs which are purely for the WordPress community rather than the blogger’s friends or family.
What about your blog? Who knows about it? Is it purely for yourself like an online diary, a blog for the world of WordPress or for everyone you meet?