I had a realization on Saturday night. I was sitting and talking to my mom, and the subject of knitters and NY Sheep & Wool (Rhinebeck) came up. My mom was with me last year when I walked up and introduced myself to Stephanie. At the time my mom didn't know what a blog was; her repeated question was, "But why would anyone do that?" Meaning, write about their life for anyone and everyone to read about it.
During the conversation with my mom on Saturday, my revelation was this: my mom's house is where I stay when I go to Rhinebeck. She enjoys the festival and comes with me every year. There is not going to be any way at all to explain to her how I know so many people this year without telling her that ....... drumroll......
I have a blog now too.
That's right Virginia, my mom doesn't known I blog. Of my family, only the people I live with and my sister know about my blogging. I also haven't mentioned it to any LYS people. And none of them have mentioned it to me. So far as I know, I blog anonymously. Um.... I mean, in my real life, no one knows I blog. That is, I keep my blogging private. Except to all of you. Who are here. Reading my ..... public blog.
Yes, its all very silly. But I got to wondering how many other people keep their blogging in a compartment of their lives. Do people in your everyday life know that you blog?
For fun, I set up a survey to find out the answers to my questions. If you're a blogger, take the survey and let me know how private your blogging life is. The survey is anonymous, and I'll share the gathered information at a later date. [Note: Because I haven't paid SurveyMonkey for a premium subscription, the survey will cut off after 100 replies.]
Let me be clear about something. I'm not really talking about hiding your blogging. I'm just curious how many people are private about their blog-lives. I've found the public/private aspect of a blog or online journal - as many people use their knitblogs - to be an interesting dichotomy since I first discovered them.
There isn't a lot of room for comments on the survey form, and the questions are pretty basic, so feel free to leave additional comments here.
Ok, I admit it. That was shameless comment-whoring.
Also, today is the 4th anniversary of the day when I quit smoking. Not a day goes by when I don't want to smoke, but I am also thankful on a daily basis that I can breathe. Go wish Vicki good luck in her goal of quitting smoking.