Another Million Dollar Question

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


This is going to sound so crazy, but I really really REALLY love my blog.

I know. Not only crazy, but narcissistic. I can't help it. But, I do. I love my blog. It's like my other home. I like to go there, and look around and listen to the music. To hang out and just be.
Isn't that weird?

And yet.

I wish that people who knew me in real life didn't know I had a blog. Because sometimes there are things that I want to complain about or make fun of, and I can't. Because it will most certainly get back to the person I am complaining about. Or making fun of. It always does.

That makes my blog less fun for me. I want to be able to moan and groan and complain and make fun of people... But sometimes I can't. Because that's not P.C.

It sort of blows. Big time.

Just sayin'.



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35 monkeys jumping on the bed:

  1. VICKI IN AZ said...

    I know what you mean, for some other reasons but all the same I know what you mean!

    I am thinking you think it's ok if I use Wordless Wednesday? I hope so...

    Did you ever decide if you love "These is My Words"?

    just wonderin' on a wednesday!

  2. Me said...

    NO..it REALLY blows!

  3. Teri said...

    So funny! I used to think that I wanted everyone in the "Real World" to know I had a blog, but have since decided that there are too many to hide my deep dark secrets from, so it isn't a grand desire. Of course, those that know me, will still get a little something unexpected. I like to keep them guessing! :)

  4. Jillene said...

    I feel the SAME way!!

  5. Jan the crazy lady said...

    Make a private one and let those in that you want to let vent too.

  6. Jo said...

    Interesting. My family wasn't allowed to read my blog for years, and I didn't tell anyone I knew in real life I had a blog. But then I really didn't write anything that I couldn't share, so I just let them read it after all. But yeah, I could see where it could be an issue. That is what the telephone is for. Feel free to call, I am good listener and I don't know them, so I can't tell them!

  7. heather said...

    I know exactly what you mean. My content would be a little different if I knew that my Hubby, his Mother and sisters and grandmother, and my aunts, uncles, and cousins weren't all among my readers.

    I've OFTEN considered beginning a new blog and just emailing ALL of you to tell you the change in URL for me. :) Maybe one day I'll do that.

    My word verification is: unfit!

  8. Erin said...

    My 80 year old grandma called me a few months back and told me I had something pornographic on my blog and to remove it so if she died she wouldn't be judged for not telling me it was pornographic.

    I was thisclose to deleting my blog right then.

    I completely agree with you.

  9. Barbaloot said...

    There are definitely times I want to put something on my blog, but can't cuz my family reads it...but overall, I guess it's okay. If I'm not willing to share it with them, I probly shoudln't share it in general, eh?

  10. Annette Lyon said...

    Oh, man do I understand this! On my blog, I have to keep my professional side out there, so while sometimes I get silly, I have to be careful what I post.

    For example, I'm highly (obnoxiously?) opinionated, and if I loathe a book, I don't dare post about it--this little publishing world is really small, and it would ding me.

    A lot of ward members know about my blog, so I have to be careful there, too. There was one really funny thing that happened on my street this week, and I was dying to blog about it, but I didn't want anyone's feelings hurt.

    My blog is a very public venue. Sigh. (But yes, I still love it!)

  11. Motherboard said...

    It's not my family that I want to write about... I will tell them when they are bugging the crap out of me.

    It's the pesky neighbors. Or obnoxious PTA moms. Or rude Sunday School teacher. Or naughty teenagers... Those are the ones that I wish I could blog about, but can't because everyone freakin' reads my blog.

    A blessing and a curse.

    Sigh.

  12. rychelle said...

    i've considered creating an anonymous blog, just for stories such as those....

  13. Kristina P. said...

    You know, there are certain situations I would blog about that I can't, but overall, I generally dislike venting and rantiness on blogs, so I don't know how much I would do it anyway.

  14. Circe said...

    What?? You have no trouble being yourself, and I love that! Go for it! More sarcasm, more making fun! Even if you're making fun of me! :)

  15. blogging and bliss~ said...

    Too funny maybe you should just be very nice and start a new one and not tell those people and just get your followers to come and read. I would dig that. I bet you have some great posts...

  16. Andrea said...

    The problem with creating a private blog, is people can see in your profile you have it and then if they aren't invited... then well, that's a whole other problem!

  17. Motherboard said...

    Actually, you can hide the blogs that you don't want people to know about. Like when you look at my profile, you will only see 2 blogs listed... but actually there are 6 under it... my test blog, and then the other ones that lead to the various links on my main blog... I have just hesitated to make it because what fun is it to write snarky, funny blog posts about annoying people and have no one to read them?

  18. Groovy Mom said...

    I hear ya. Just when I feel like sharing my link with people -- I don't. But then I don't write about things that I would be mortified to have people read. The internet can *seem* private, but it NEVER is. Even on a private blog.

  19. FluffyChicky said...

    Du-ude! I totally understand! That is why only the husband and my kids know that I have a blog...so I can whine and complain without fear of backlash... :) Plus, I haven't told my family because I am pretty sure they would laugh at me for the rest of my life for being so geeky.

  20. DeNae said...

    You have a rude Sunday School teacher? I have rude Sunday School students! What the H is that all about?

    And I recently found out that one of my followers is in my SIL's stake (my BIL is her stake pres, no less) so now I guess bagging on the in-laws is out.

    Curses.

    I guess the tub is the last place on earth where I can just be myself.

    Sigh.

  21. in time out said...

    love the question, the answers, and the link within. this is the first time that I have seen that. very cool. how do you do it???

    i too love my blog....and i love your blog....i love to pop out music and listen to it and get to know someone by their passions for the music they chose to share....

    cool post. lol ♥

  22. Braden said...

    I am totally with you!!!! There have been so many times I wanted to complain about someone in my ward or at work but don't dare because I'm afraid it will get back to them!

  23. the MomBabe said...

    You know, I may have a place for you.....

  24. Melissa said...

    I calls them as I sees them and yeah I have ticked off a few folks here and there, but I don't say anything that I wouldn't say right to their face. There is only one person that I tend to be careful about, but people who know me in real life, know how I feel, so not much allure in venting about him.

    Just found out my Bishop reads my blog. Awesome! I now know I will NEVER get called to RS president. I like to think of that as a blessing....

  25. Heidi Ashworth said...

    Try emblazoning your name across your blog. This is why I have resorted to only making fun of myself. You get used to it.

  26. SO said...

    Amen sistah! Amen. There are times that I would love to go off about one thing or another and I have to reign myself in.

  27. wonder woman said...

    I come and listen to my music all the time on my blog.

    This is also the reason I started a secret blog. It's for the REAL complaining.

  28. Rachel Sue said...

    I have decided that it was a bad idea to inform my inlaws of the existance of my blog in order to get more votes for MMB spotlight. They actually read it now. . . so I kind of have to watch it.

  29. Sher said...

    I know exactly what you mean. I've been burned on my blog.
    You should have a separate venting blog.

  30. flip flop mama said...

    I'm so with you. There have been quite a few times I've wanted to blow off some steam on the blog but haven't because of my audience. Maybe that's a good thing?

  31. Shawn said...

    Most people don't know that I have a blog--unless they are a special friend or something---and I am pretty up front about things....so no surprises!

  32. JustRandi said...

    I COMPLETELY agree with you. In fact, I've thought about starting up a new and secret blog with a new identity. Wanna come?

  33. Lara said...

    Amen! I'd love to start a new and secret blog, but there is just no time for such things. Oh well.

  34. AS Amber said...

    Really? We're supposed to use disgression when venting? Huh. Good to know.

    And I don't know any of the same people you know so if you really get your undies in a wad you can text me and I'll be here for you.

  35. Heather of the EO said...

    This. Totally cracked me up.