Howdy Cool Cats,
So, lately, I've been spending more and more time doing this:
Sitting cross-legged on my laptop, doing the bloggy thing. Because it's not just about the actual blog any more. There are comments and emails to reply to. Reading your blogs. There is tweeting. Pinterest, Instagram, and I'm currently working on setting up a Lookbook page. My flatmate commented the other day that it's almost like a full-time job now.
And I love it.
However, I seriously struggle when people refer to me as a Blogger. I don't know why. It's still something I don't want the majority of my real-life acquaintances to know about. The other day, I took a picture of a rainbow. It was pretty cool, if I do say so myself, and I posted it to my Facebook. My brother left a comment, saying "Put it on your blooooog!" I called him in a panic, and told him to remove the comment.
"BECAUSE IT'S A SECRET BLOG!!!"
He doesn't understand why it's a secret blog. I don't even think I understand why it's a secret blog. As far as the hand-selected few who are in on the secret are concerned, the blog is successful. I think it's successful. It still genuinely amazes me that people read it, and it really does make my day when people tell me that they like reading it. I talk to some bloggers on Twitter whose blogs I have followed for years, and I can't believe that they talk back to me.
So I was wondering... Are your blogs known to your friends and family? Do you self-promote on your personal Facebook or Twitter pages? Or do you, like me, dread the day when you're "outed" as a blogger to your R.L. friends?