Every year or two it seems that something happens to make me reassess public blogging. Sometimes it’s some particularly nasty comments and sometimes it’s the thought of specific people reading my blog and knowing things about me and my life that unsettles me.
So just when I start to think about taking my blog private … (It is my journal so I would not stop writing, just stop sharing) … I meet someone who follows the blog. Yesterday, that was my son’s co-worker Daryl and I realize how many wonderful people I’ve met in the last 7+ years of blogging and know that I don’t want that to stop.
You may not realize it but what you see here is the public Mary (Mollie). I may share family photos but you won’t read about the challenges in my life, family disagreements, or other personal, private things – I’m just not one of those bloggers that shares all. So after considering everything, once again I’m choosing to leave my blog public.