I arrive at my folks' house every morning about 6:57 a.m. Too early to be very functional.
This morning my mom peered at me. "Are you doing much with your blink or your blog or whatever you call it?"
"Ahhhhh...naw, Mom, I have slowed down a lot." I'm madly scrambling. The blog she has seen is my food blog, which I have updated about 3 times in the past year.
"Oh, because your sister said that you write a lot about your dog," she said.
"Well, yeah...of course" I said lamely.
"I don't even know how to get there," she said.
"It has a URL like every other web page," I said vaguely.
"Well," said mom. "If you don't want to talk about it, you don't have to."
"Hey, did you see the sunrise? Pink and purple!" I said.
I am 45 years old. OLD. If I were any kind of mature, I would tell my parents about my blog and let them deal with it. But I caaaaaan't.
My mom is just such a naive person. She is almost naive by sheer force of will. She stays horrified and appalled by the modern world with a kind of steely determination. She's the kind of person who doesn't watch movies because there is too much swearing in them.
I need my blog privacy. I need my little chunk of the world where I can spew to random strangers and block my family out. How does that make sense? I guess it makes my life easier, because my readers either tell me what they think or they go away, but they rarely ask me to explain every little thing. And my mom, especially, would want me to explain Every Little Thing. And she would worry about me and my sanity. I just don't want the weight of that caring on me. I know I am sane for the most part. I just can't steel myself for the onslaught that exposing my blog to my mom would bring.
Do any of you hide your blogs? If so, why? Tell me I am not an ogre for wanting to keep this from the people who love me most.