Since blogging, I've been very interested in the way others promote or talk about their blogs with others.
When I started blogging just over a year ago, it was totally on a whim and I had no idea what I was getting myself into or what I would actually be blogging about. But I fell in love with such a wonderful blogging community and have got to know some amazing people and be inspired. I feel, now, my blog is finally a nice representation of me, what I like doing and my current journey in life. I'm blogging because I want to, nothing more or less.
Anyhoo - I'm wondering, do you keep your blog a secret from those near and dear to you? Perhaps not consciously, but do you just "not mention" it? Or do you yell it from the rooftop to anyone and everyone that know you?
Do you email out or twitter about your latest post* and do you sit in the tea-room at work discussing your latest comments from those that follow you?
I'm curious, because I reckon it's taken me a good year to finally get the courage to tell people I know I have a blog. Why? I'm not entirely sure. Would they think me silly, odd or judge me differently? Not sure, but then of course incidentally some friends started to find out and I was getting comments like "why didn't you tell me?" or "I really love checking into your blog!" and then last week, a dear friend text me to say, "Oh i love the slice you made me, now put that on the blog, so I can have the recipe" and my confidence grew.
So perhaps my need for unconscious secrecy were unfounded. Is it that it's easier to put your self out there to those that don't know you?
So, secret keeper or yell from the rooftop - Which are you?
*I do neither of these, just for the record