Monday, November 18, 2013

Anonymity in the Blogging World

I sometimes wonder if I'm the only one in the blogging world who doesn't have friends or family following me. My sister knew I started my blog long before I conceived Sidekick, but I think she has since forgotten about it.  My circle of friends don't know about my blog. I've passed on my blog to friends of friends who are either SMCs or wanting to be a SMC and we've connected through a mutual friend.  Other than that, no friends or family know about my "secret" blog, and I kind of like it that way.  I can remain an anonymous person which allows me to be brutally honest about things without feeling like those close to me will judge me. Of course you all will judge me, but I don't know you know and you don't know me, so who cares if I tell you that I didn't like Sidekick the other day because he was being challenging or I yelled at him for the first time or I was having a difficult day as a SMC?

I like that I can write without really wondering what so and so will think about what I just wrote. It's nice to be anonymous in this technologically connected social world.  I enjoy connecting with other SMC (and whomever reads my blog) and receiving support, advice, and knowledge from women I never met and probably never will.  I try to be a support for these women as well.  I've found that SMC community is tight because we are truly the only ones who "get it".  I'm honored to be a party of this community in one way or another, even if we don't know who the each other is. I'm grateful for the "friends" I feel like I have miles and miles away.   

So... am I the only one with a "secret" blog? 


  1. A few more folks know about my blog than yours, I suppose. My SMC friends know about it and a very small number of folks at my liberal chuch know about my blog... and I occasionally find that limiting, so I don't think I will be telling others about it. I totally get where you are coming from!

  2. No, you are not the only one in the blogging world who doesn't have friends or family following. I don't have anyone following me :)

  3. I think there is only one person that I actually know in real life that follows my blog. My parents know about it, but don't get the link. I need the freedom to vent about my real life. And although I use our names, my blog is not searchable, so people can't find us, except through other blogs (that have me in the their blogs I follow widgets).

  4. I'm not sure how many (but I know some do) of my friends follow my blog. I wish my mother did. She doesn't and she's never ever attempted to understand my perspective. I've made lots of new friends through my blog. I'm grateful for that.