Friday, July 14, 2006

who reads your blog?

i've been reading a few posts lately where bloggers are talking about their husbands, or their significant others, and how they don't read their blogs. and for some reason, that completely fucking blows my mind. your husband knows you blog, but doesn't read it?? WHY THE HELL NOT? if you knew that your signifcant other blogged, wouldn't you want to read it? wouldn't you be curious as to what they were writing and saying? i sure as hell would.

boyfriend and i have a great relationship with amazing communication, but still- there is something very cathartic about writing. and the way things are written can sometimes come across better (or worse) than actually trying to say them out loud. i think that i write about things that i don't necessarily talk about. or things that are in my mind, but don't always find a way out. for me, blogging is an extension of who i am, what i'm thinking, what i'm feeling, or where my crazy brain is at the moment. i think i would be hurt if boyfriend didn't want to read it. these posts are very personal and 100% me. so why wouldn't he want to read all that jennster goodness?

my entire family and almost all of my friends know that i have a blog. my grandpa reads it daily, and the rest of my family reads it when they're bored and have nothing better to do. this isn't anything new to them. it's just another outlet for me to blab all my personal shit online for perfect strangers and not so perfect strangers to read. i honestly don't think that much of what i do, or say, surprises them anymore. i'm pretty much the same way online as i am offline. this is me. take it or leave it. (you know you wanna take it- rahr)

so back to my somewhat straying point- how do you feel when your s.o. doesn't read your blog? what are their reasons for not reading your blog? does your family read your blog? do you feel inhibited knowing who reads your blog, versus knowing who doesn't? am i asking too many questions? i think so. lol

64 comments:

Lena said...

I wish I never told anyone about my blog to be honest.

Everything I write I need to ask myself "Will this amuse/entertain/offend/horrify my audience/grandmother/girlfriends/ husband/inlaws?"

Bah.

Not to mention I can't say "fuck". Which makes me want to say it in my comemnts all the time. Fuck fuck fuck! ;)

Thanks for letting me vent Jennster.

Oh, and I think it's so great that you have such a supportive fam....who obviously doesn't mind a little "colorful" language.

Painter Beach Girl said...

Mine doesnt have a computer and doesnt get on one very often, so I print them up and staple and he reads them before he goes to bed. He loves it. He learns alot about me and learns alot about himself too...tee hee...I can communicate through them to him sometimes!!!

Shawna said...

J doesn't even know I have a blog. Im sure he wouldn't read it if he did lol...just not something I outright shared with anyone. I don't watch what I say, and I don't care WHO reads it,obviously it's online for anyone to see, but I don't advertise it to family either. Anyway, it wouldn't bother me if he knew and still didn't read it, however, if HE had one I'd want to read it. He doesn't share his feelings often. I think it'd be a wonderful thing. lol

Nikki said...

Hubby knows I blog, but isn't interested in reading it. It used to bother me at first, but it doesn't anymore.

He has never read my short stories or what not. That used to bother me too.

He's not much of a reader, more outside tearing up shit kind of guy.

I asked him why he wasn't interested one time and he said

"Why should I read it? I've got the real you right here?"

I let it go. No need to nag on this if he just doesn't get it, and no amount of my explaining to him has seemed to help.

DD said...

My husband actually resents my blogging and somehow has resisted reading it. He's a freak.

He did admit to me though last night that he read some of my emails that contained blog comments and the interaction that goes on there.

Some days I wish he read, but right now with what's going on, it's probably not a good idea. He wouldn't be happy knowing I was discussing his sperm with the world.

Becky said...

matt does read my blog now. he used to not read it though and i think after a while of me telling him pretty much what you've said here and him reading it and SEEING that he likes reading it and likes knowing other things about me tha ti dont necessarily say everyday outloud...he reads everyday now. he never comments on here. but when i get home he does. now im not sure what other family reads it. they all have the link but they dont mention it to me. but some of my friends read it...and matt reads it. thats all that really matters to me.

alison said...

Some of the significant others probably do read the blogs but just don't say anything. If they think they're being secretive, than the blogger will write whatever he/she feels without filtering it, you know? So maybe some people think their s.o. is not reading, but they really are. Oooooh.

I don't have a blog but if I did, I think my husband would read it. He's just like that. If he had one, I wouldn't be reading his, though, because he'd be all political and shit and that's just plain boring. :)

alison said...

One more thing, you are the same on your blog as you are in real life. It's cool that you can be yourself and write what you want without worrying about offending anyone.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

I use my first and last name on my blog unlike a lot of people for the very reason that I want the blog to be open, transparent and who I am. I am not a shadowy figure on the internet with a made up alias so I can go on and bitch about people I know, I am just the real me. It is liberating.

I am not hiding behind any anonymity. So my family and friends could find my blog if they don't know about it already. That's fine with me. I am comfortable with what I say about everyone, and am honest. So I feel its all above board.

My husband always reads my blog and looooves to read all the comments too. He is a big fan of many of these (other commenters) blogs which he learned about through the comments on mine. He is very supportive and I think, for whatever reason, proud of it. He thinks it's cool to be at his desk at work type in a URL and be at your wife's own place on the World Wide Web. He loves that I am open and tell it like it is etc. so he doesn't get offended.

I worry that my parents will be offended. That's how they are. My mom, especially is always very secretive about everything for no reason. She cares a lot what people think. Oh well. i guess this blogging thing must be a rebellion against that mentality.

My brother reads my blog and says, "Are you okay? you seem to have a lot on your mind." ha ha ha. so, he may take it all a bit too seriously.

As for if my husband had a blog? Damn straight, I would read his blog obsessively. How could you NOT read your S.O.'s blog? It's their inner thoughts and musings.... it's a gold mine for insight into them etc...


What a cool post, Jennster. These are all issues we all think about as we blog.

Lisa

Kel said...

Chief reads my blog, and has one of his own. I don't mind him reading it, because he knows I'm gonna talk about it all.

My Mom knows but other than her only a few friends know about it. If they find it, fine...but it doesn't usually come up in conversation.

Damselfly said...

Heck, I wrote a whole book, which was published, that my husband never read. It's just not his thing unless it's about cars.

Virginia Belle said...

i am like lena-- i sometimes wish no one knew about my blog! lately i've been thinking about starting a secret blog, actually, and only having invited readers who don't know me in real life.

i wish i could bitch about certain things on my blog: work, my family, my friends. i can't do it because i have a big mouth. i don't want to get fired from my job, so only a couple of coworkers read mine. i'd LOVE to bitch about my older sister but she knows about it. (although, i don't think she reads it anymore...). and my friends bug me too, sometimes, but they all read it. so my hands are tied. sometimes it bothers me.

i haven't told my mom about it yet because A) she'd think it was stupid and B) i really want to bitch about her eventually.

i wish i could talk more about sex (hello! HUGE hornball here!) or my relationships on my blog. but Repo reads it, especially now that we are broken up. He says he doesn't, but i can tell by the questions he asks me when we talk. i call him out and he (jokingly) plays dumb. goofball. but you know how it was-- i felt i was keeping stuff from him, i felt deceitful.

i guess in a way, i regret it. not 100%, but enough that i probably wouldn't do it again. it's probably different between husband/wife or fiances.

oh, and can i tell you how much i'd LOVE to post something about that awful date i just had ?????? but i can't. beacuse it would get back to him and hurt his feelings. and that's not nice. so i censor that too.

also, i have some crazy political views. but i dont' want my blog to become a punching bag. so i keep them mostly to myself.

it stinks. but i have a big mouth and so i have no one to blame but myself. maybe one day i'll start an uncensored edition....i'll keep you posted, ster.

Virginia Belle said...

shoot. i forgot to say i wish my brothers read it. it would be a good way to bond sibling-wise. although, i'd have to tell them to skip any sex posts....they'd get freaked out by that.

i'll shut up now. sorry for the ass-long comments.

Becky said...

well i asked matt why he reads my blog. i thought it was for the reason i said above. well its not LOL. he said he reads it to see what everyone says in my comments. isn't that funny? he said he likes to see other peoples perspectives on what he already knows. and i'm like BUT I do say some things you dont know. and i write them differently if you DO know. and he agreed with that. but he said to tell you he enjoys the comments the most.

great. he loves you guys more than me. waa :)

Beth said...

Most of my family and friends read. I'll be telling them a story, and they say 'yeah, I read it on your blog' oh.
The only thing I don't like is that I have to curb my language. Like Lena, I wish I could say fuck more too! My parents are mormon, so they don't like it.
I actually just asked hubby why he didn't read it. He said that blogs aren't really his thing, and well, he pretty well knows what I say anyway. In fact, if he's done something he thinks is hillarious, he'll say 'you should blog about me'
HAHA!
He knows its there, but I guess couldn't be bothered.

Piece of Work said...

My husband doesn't read my blog. He is really respectful of the fact that it is MY space, my place just for me. Although, he has read a couple posts, and I wouldn't care too much if he did read it. Thing is, Lance is a bit of a control freak, and if he were reading it every day, he'd have all these suggestions for me on how to improve it, or up my traffic, and it would destroy the thing for me. My family, except my brother, do not know about the blog, and I want to keep it that way. Not because I'm bitching about them, but because they wouldn't understand it. They would have a gazillion questions about it, they would be afraid of it, they would make fun of it, they would basically take all the fun out of it too.

Jenny said...

Hi jennster!

Came on over to check out your blog and it is great!

I wish I would have kept my blog a secret from IRL people. I have a friend that drives me crazy who would be excellent blog fodder. She doesn't read it but I wouldn't want my real feelings to be out there for her to stumble upon after I am over whatever she just did that pissed me off.

The worst thing is, people at work read it. So now, I can't be as political as I want to be, I can't swear as much as I would I like, and since my husband works for the same company, I can't talk about my marriage or sex either. On my own blog, for crissakes.

EC said...

I would love it if my husband read my blog... I have no idea why he doesn't. He sees me writing it everyday, you would think he would have SOME interest, but he has never asked to read it. Even when I offered for him to read it, he said it was too long.

In a way I think its completely disrespectful to me that he really has no interest in what I have to say. What can I do though... the life of a neglected wife :(

Mel said...

My husband will read it if I ask him to, and nine times out of ten he'll laugh his ass off at what I've written, but otherwise he doesn't have any interest in it. He supports my blogging, probably because I'm way nicer since I started (heh), but he doesn't see the need to read the blog.
And I kinda like it that way.

Neurotic Mom said...

Well my hubby didn't read mine and i didn't read his without asking. We both have a blog to vent or write whatever so it's just a matter of respect on our parts to allow each other some privacy.

Jennifer said...

My husband knows I blog, but beyond that he's clueless. I've never shared the space with him because it would be like giving him the key to my diary. For me, the blog is just a place where I lay down my heart, and my day, and whatever else, and I like having the freedom to do it without judgement of some sort for saying how I feel the way I feel it. It's a venting exercise, a release. And there's also the deep seeded fear that maybe he'd laugh at me, I guess.

We've been together 25 years, and have a great relationship. The things I write about are the kinds of things he rolls his eyes about and moves off of as quickly as possible. It's along the same lines of having a room of my own in my own home, for me.

If he did read it, it wouldn't be problematic in any way. Except that I'd never write there again.

kim said...

Im pretty much out there with my blog...Im a 'take me or leave me' kinda girl. My Mom knows I blog but she doesnt even know how to get online and doesnt own a computer or even want one! (I sure didnt take after her lol)the kids all read it, or should I say the check it and make sure its not about them?
Dick reads my blog and comments, religiously, and sometimes I wish he didnt? Not that I hold back saying anything but ...*shrugs*
And all the girls at work loved my blog and reading all my links and comments and they started one of their own, its a joke around my office how we are all blogging instead of working!

Melissa said...

Mine doesn't, but the dork ass makes me read it to him. He is seriously dumb on a computer and he just doesn't care to learn.

Kevin Charnas said...

Will RARELY reads my blog. It used to really hurt my feelings and then I just thought, fuck-it. If he doesn't want to read it, that's his fucking problem. If I'm honest, it still does hurt.
And the only one in my family that reads it is my brother-in-law and I don't even think that he likes me.

Mom101 said...

He doesn't really read my blog. And it pisses me off. I read his, even though it's a crazed, typo-filled rant from a lunatic about how George Bush and religion are ruining the world.

Stephanie A. said...

Adam knows I blog and he's my #1 fan. He really encourages me to write because he knows I enjoy it so much. I used to write short stories and when I slid away from that he was sad. Anyway, we're goofy, but it works. Sometimes there are things I would like to blog about him/us, but out of respect for him I don't. But I'm cool with that.

Binky said...

The only way to keep my husband from reading my blog would be to start a new one and not tell him it exists. See, he knows I talk about him, and he doesn't want anything being said that he doesn't know about. Luckily, he's pretty accepting of what I reveal and doesn't try in any way to censor even the most unflattering things (and there are a lot of them). Since he's my closest confidante and biggest supporter, I can't imagine him not reading my blog.

Elizabeth said...

My husband won't read my blog. Sometimes my SIL will ask him about something I said in a post and he won't know what she's talking about. He tells me "if it's something I really need to know, you should tell me yourself".

He really needs to get with the program already.

Liesl said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and admiring my son's trendy shoe selection :)

My husband and family read my blog, and that's OK with me. There have been a few occasions when I didn't feel free to vent about something given the audience, but those moments have been few and far between. My vents tend towards the mundane what with toddler tantrums, lemon cars, rude parenting advice from strangers, etc.

Recently my mil has told all of her friends about my blog, so when I see a new IP pop up that then goes through my archives, I get to play the fun game called "Which One of MIL's Friends Lives In Allentown (or Virginia, or Wherever)" lol

Kristin said...

Hugh rarely read my blog... he is not a computer person at all. If he could go back to the days of a rolodex and a secretary he totally would.

Meg said...

The Hubby never reads my blog. He knows all about it and thinks it's stupid. I wouldn't care if he did read it, even though I bitch about him all the time.

Other than my sister, though, no one else that I know reads my blog. I like the anonymity. This way I can bitch about whoever the fuck I want and not have to worry about offending anyone. God knows I offend enough people in person!

Amy said...

I go back and forth over the anonymity bit. As far as husbands go... mine knows about my blog and loves hearing about himself whenever I mention him. He's a dork, but he's my dork, I guess.

BTW, Thanks for renting my spot and thank you for accepting my bid!!!

Stephanie said...

Great post! My husband doesn't read my blog, which makes me laugh because I would TOTALLY be stalking his blog everyday if he had one (you know, in case he blogged about me). I really don't know why he doesn't read it. Weird, huh!

Oh, The Joys said...

I have to forward the posts via e-mail to my husband because his office network prohibits accessing blog sites.

My granny reads - and comments!

Jozet said...

Well, some folks I know read my blog, but I am glad that some of my family doesn't because, really, there goes half my material, lol.

My husband does read my blog, but he got upset the time I (jokingly! jokingly) made a little complaint about him, and that was the day Amalah picked-up my blog on her Daily Dose and I got 500 hits (a lot for me). A lot of people commented and gave my husband what-for. I thought it was sort of funny - okay, really funny - but he wasn't so amused.

Mommy off the Record said...

Hmmmm. Could I be one of those bloggers you're talking about? :)

I am also amazed that husband doesn't want to read my blog. He knows I have one and I talk to him about it ALL the time. I tell him what I'm posting about. Or he'll say something and I'll say Oh I'm totally posting about that. But he still doesn't want to read it. I asked why and he said because it's my space and he doesn't want to intrude on it. I think he thinks of it kinda like a diary. I don't know and I don't really get it. If he had a blog, you bet I'd be reading it. However, I think the key thing is that my blog is not secret from him. That would be something I would not feel comfortable about.

My family does not read my blog and that is the way I want it. I actually started a blog when I was pregnant to write about the baby and then I found that I was censoring myself and what I was saying b/c I didn't want to offend my readers (e.g., my dad would freak if he saw an offensive word, I couldn't write about the relative that was totally annoying me, etc.) so I decided to start another blog (mommy off the record) where I could blog anonymously. I have actually only shared the address with a couple friends. It's weird but I actually feel that I can be MORE free and more creative when I write for strangers. If I have entries that I think are cute or something the fam would like to read, I will sometimes post it to my other blog so my family can read it (especially since that blog is largely neglected now).

I think it's great that you share your blog with all your family and friends. Shows that you have a close relationship with your family. I'm not quite there with mine yet. For example, I would be simply mortified to know my parents were reading ANYTHING intimate about my husband and I (not that I write anything that steamy, but still...even the diary post I just did...wouldn't want them to read it. I guess I'd just be embarrased. As a writer, you are vulnerable. Vulnerable to critique and mocking. And I guess for me it's easier to be vulnerable around strangers than around my family.

Wow--THAT was a long comment.

Softball Slut said...

Both my parents read it. My bf reads it. My friends read it. In fact that is how they keep in touch with me, as most live out of town. I just tell them I say personal things on there that I dont want to always talk about in life, but I just want to get down on keyboard. They have learned not to question certain things I say cause they know it is my outlet with no filter

Amber said...

My husband occasionally reads my blog but has never commented. This doesn't really bother me because he knows what I'm blogging about (usually him) but I definitely love it when he logs on and give me his two cents.

My friends are the same way. Actually, tons of them read it but either won't admit to it unless I ask and never leave comments. I find it amusing that all of the comments I have on there are from complete strangers!

Jenn said...

Well you know my husband not only stalks MY blog but ALL of yours too! LOL but that's ok....nothin to hide. And now he blogs himself...cause it was sooo cooool he couldn't resist!

My mother reads and comments on my blog every day. I got in trouble once because I blogged something about Allie before telling her. LOL Oh and remember that wedding? I got in trouble for putting those pictures up too by my father. You'll notice they are gone now. But it's also nice that my family is able to be involved with my life even when some of them live far away...cause you know I don't have time to call anyone...so this is a way out of that!

Only thing I don't talk much about on my blog is sex....mostly cause my MIL reads too. LOL

Kuanyin said...

My boyfriend/significant other reads my blogs and loves them, and I read his. We each point out spelling errors and such that the other has missed, so we help each other out this way.

HOWEVER, our friends are weird about our blogs...they refuse to read them, even when we tell them they have been mentioned in our blog. We think they are jealous of our blogs...and now it's making us wonder about them!

MsDemmie said...

My S.O does read it , but never comments! he says he can say great post to me in person and no need to write it as well. Same applies to my grown up kids who are dropping in and out most of the time as well.

They are all quite cool about it - they have often said "you ought to blog that mum"

Friends read it, and comment ..... as I do on theirs.

reluctant housewife said...

Aaargh! I'm going back and forth about telling people about my blog. My husband knows about and doesn't read it, I think out of respect of it being a space for me. I don't mind that he doesn't read, but I am glad he knows about it.

Part of the reason I'm taking a break is that I am deciding wether I should share with other people. I try to only blog about me and what goes on in my head - so I'm not really spilling other's secrets - but the vulnerability gets to me. But I don't want to answer questions about why I do what I do (why are you reluctant? who are all these people leaving comments? what's a Flickr?

Grrr. I haven't made up my mind. But I am jealous of those of you that can write and not care what those IRL think about it. Good for you!

Koenig rugrats said...

My blog is pretty private. Only a select few people have the password and I like it that way. It allows me the freedom to say what I feel without unwanted negative comments. Hubby has only read it a few times but pretty much respects my privacy....I had a public blog for several months and I felt like I had to write certain things for this person or that person and I lost sight of why I was really blogging...

Nicole said...

My husband knows and doesn't read, and I like it that way. Occassionally, he asks about it, so he's curious, but he doesn't ask to read it. Plus, he doesn't know the web address. Only two of my friends read regularly, no one else has the address. I like it that way. It's like a personal journal on-line where you get objective feedback. I don't want to have to censor myself because who may be reading. I think it's great that you feel free to write whatever even with people you know are reading.

Angry Dad said...

You always ask all the right questions! I blog and my wife reads it. My family use it as a means to keep up to date on what we're doing. And then, as you say, there are the perfect and not so perfect strangers. Its a fascinating world wide social experiment! LOL!!

penguininthesun said...

When I first started this blog, I had no intention of making it personal... but it just kinda happened. I have a couple friends I know personally, i think, who read mine and it does make me wary of what I write. My "ex's" GF reads it and I think that's SO weird. I do hold back because of it... but not as much. It feels so much better to not be restricted.

carrie said...

My husband has blog envy because it takes time away from him (that's how he sees it anyway) and has said that I was too bitchy in a couple of posts about the kids, so I don't really want him to read it if it is just a thorn in his side. My family, on the other hand loves it, especially my Grandma. So, if anything, it makes her smile and she doesn't think I'm being bitchy 'cause I'm not. I love it when someone says that they liked what they saw on my blog in front of my hubby (digs the knife in a little bit and twists it around) - oh, I love him but he isn't much of a reader of anything (unless it's a fire manual or legal code), so why should I care? I do, however, ask him to read the ones that mean a lot to me, and he does.

Carrie

carrie said...

One more thing - it sure didn't bother him to get all the "hot" fireman comments when I put his pic up! He liked that a lot! LOL!

spidey said...

I already told you that I would prefer that Jason not read my blog, and honestly, I don't know if he would want to read it anyway. It's not that I am saying anything that is a secret from him, because he could read it if he wanted to, but I just feel weird about people that are part of my "real life" being part of my internet life. I don't know if this makes any sense, and as I am typing this, I think that it probably doesn't-lol. I guess I'll just stop rambling now... :)

carmachu said...

My wife reads mine, I read hers. But she just doesnt post as often as I do.....

The problem is, if your too blunt and brutal in it, and a family member reads it, then they bitch to you about it, it takes away from the venting process.....

I give it to those I want, adn those that stuble across it, do...

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I like to keep it private from my family hard to really know why. Good you feel otherwise.

Lisa said...

My hubby knows about my blog. He has no interest in reading it. I begged him to start a blog because I was DYING to read it. Gain new insights. He posted two entries and that was it.

gray_brandi said...

I was actually contemplating starting a new blog where I can vent as I tend to keep a lot of what I really want to say off my blog.. My husband decided he didn't want to read my blog after I received a comment about how men are here just to piss us off.. ever since he hasn't looked.. (unless he does and just doesnt admit it).. It does hurt my feelings that he doesnt take interest as I generally only write about the events of my life.. but I'm sure he'd rather have the excuse to stay blind to my feelings than to know whats going on and have to do something different.

Lotta said...

I understand Lena's point of view totally! I wish I hadn't told my in-laws cause I want to write about them sometimes. My husband doesn't read my blog. But I must say in our defense our communication is great. We have known each other since we were 15 and frankly I think he's heard it all before. But I do read him anything he's in aloud. After I post it of course.

Jodi said...

my hubby knows about my blog. He reads it when I tell him too. :) And none of my family knows about my blog. I want to be free and say what I want (read bitch about THEM if I have to) and if they read it I wouldn't have that freedom. My blog is a place I don't have to censor myself and I can just let it all hang out and I don't want to infringe on myself by letting my family know! A few of my real life friends know and that's cool. Most of the people in my day to day life don't know and I want to keep it that way. SOOOOO....shshshshsh...don't tell my little secret!

Kentucky Girl said...

My husband blogs (after I started, of course) and my whole family knows that I do. And a lot of people at my (not anymore) office. I don't mind it...it isn't as though I'm going to put anything there that I wouldn't say in front of them...ya know?

EmmaK said...

If my significant other were writing a blog, no I wouldn't want to read it. I've seen his website and it's all chat about computer code. That's what get's him off. Writing ridiculous and humorous prose about peoples' sexual predilictions is my bag. I think it comes down to a question of what you are interested in.

Leigh said...

My boyfriend doesnt read my blog. That I know of. I have dropped some hints that if he's clever he'll find it, because Ive given him links to some blogs that I think he'll find interesting, and of course he can look at the comments, see my name, and click on it and there it'll be. I do, however use my second name - although this didnt stop a friend of mine working it out for herself.

He has asked me to give him the link, but Ive refused and he hasnt pushed the issue. I know he'd love to read it, but Ive told him that its my space. Since we started dating he knew I loved writing my thoughts down to remember - and he's never been privy to any of that.

Im not sure if my boyfriend would tell me if he managed to find it or not. My friend confessed, and while I really dont mind, its sort of made me feel that if there does happen to be something that I just dont want anyone to know, Im going to feel restricted by knowing that she'll be able to read about it.

One thing I dont want my boyfriend to know, and that I have blogged about, is the guy I cant get out of my mind. While I think Ive pretty much managed to get over him and focus on my boyfriend, I still dont want him to know just how much I struggled with it. He just doesnt need to know that. Also, I dont want to burden him with my depression issues. Ive told him before that I feel down quite often, but I dont think he knows just how bad it can get.

Sorry about the long comment. Im done now. I promise. :)

Rachel said...

Try blogging and dating. I talk a lot about my trials and tribs of dating. It is weird to be like "Hey I have been talking about you and our dating on the internet"

Angelika said...

I think you're the only one who reads my blog. :-)

I wouldn't give family members the addy. Especially if the have internet connections.

Only strangers online and my best friend, LOL.

jen said...

I don't tell ANYONE offline about my blog, not even my family.

gina said...

First: You said POINT! hehe

Since I am new to blogs I don't think anyone reads mine. haha!

Southern Girl said...

My younger brother knows about my blog, but he rarely reads it. My parents have no idea and I liiiike it that way. I'm not writing about anything that I would be ashamed of them reading, but still...for some reason it gives me the willies to think of them looking over my shoulder. *shudder*

jane said...

Nobody that i know in person reads my blog. of course, tarzan knows i have a blog & he sees me as i write or visit other blogs, but he doesn't visit it. Why? Because I've asked him not to & he respects that.
He knows I need an outlet to talk about things in my life, usually inner things & that blogging is theraputic for me.
I like that he gives me the space I need. If it weren't for the anonymity, I wouldn't blog.