Why keep another blog, niceheart?

When I first started blogging, I was writing anonymously. I didn’t mention any names, just initials of the people I was talking about. I didn’t post any pictures, and when I finally did, you could only see my kids’ hands or their faces would be half covered. But after a few months, I found the blog a good way to share news and pictures with family and friends and so it wasn’t anonymous anymore.

One good thing about being anonymous was that I was able to express myself freely, without worry of what people might think of my opinions and of the way I feel. But don’t get me wrong. Whatever I have expressed and related in my blog(s) have always been true and honest. But I have to admit that there are a lot of things that I still hold back. Because I know that people I know personally are reading my blog and I feel it’s kind of awkward to reveal everything. You know what I mean? I don’t know, but don’t you think that somehow it’s easier to tell the (on-line) world, people you don’t really know personally, your inner thoughts and feelings than it is to tell the people you see and deal with regularly in your personal life? Or is it just me?

Well, anyway, I don’t know why I have the need to share whatever I am going through right now. But I don’t feel comfortable sharing it on-line with the people who know me personally. So I am going sort of anonymous in this blog. Sort of, because my blog friends will still recognize me since I kept my on-line name and title. But this is a different URL and hopefully those people from this city who are already starting to recognize me won’t be reading this. I mean, I’m not really the one getting recognized, but my family. Just take for example, a blogger from this city, she’s nice and all, came up to my oldest son on one of his first days at the university. She told him that she knows him through my blog. It must have creeped him out. Another lady also came up to my mother, she’s a regular visitor and she also seems nice, she also told my mother that she knows her through my blog. On the other hand, my mother was happy about it, like she feels like she’s famous. So I think it’s better to go anonymous before I reveal more intimate details about myself.

Last updated on May 11, 2008.