About 15 months ago, when I started this blog, I was sure I'd never tell a soul in real life about it. I was the girl who'd blog under the thick, dark veil of anonymity. "That way," I reasoned, "I can write whatever I feel like."
As time went on, I started to realize that my shield of anonymity had two large cracks. The first was the other bloggers. At the beginning of this blog, it hadn't actually occured to me that I'd become friends with the other bloggers. About fifteen bloggers later, and I see how wrong I was. In fact, I LIKE the other bloggers.
The other crack in my shield is a lot harder to gauge. As hard as I may try to conceal my identity, I write about my life on this blog; people are bound to read it. There is a part of me that still doesn't believe there are more people reading this than just the active commenters. But there's also the realistic side of me, the side that sees the sitemeter and analytics stats, the side that knows that hundreds of people visit this blog daily.
But both sides of me are in agreement to go into denial about the possibility of my aquaintances being among the many thousands of people who've read my blog since the day it began. But denial only takes you so far. At some point, the denial gets pushed to the side as I am forced to realize that of people I know are reading my blog, I need to know about it.
Don't get me wrong. I'm glad you read it; please come back often. But if you know about me, it's only fair that I know about you, right? If you are reading this post, and you know me in real life, please consider this the cyber version of knee begging. Chose your method of disclosure. You can send an email to my real life address, to my blog address (justablobatgmaildotcom), send me a text, or even post a comment with a request not to publish it.
If you are reading this and thinking "I think I know who it is, but I'm not sure," trust me: you don't know who it is. Vehameivin yavin.
Oh, and once I'm begging, one last thing. I'm just dead curious about who is visiting my blog. Even if you don't generally comment, please just stop in and say hi, I won't publish your comment if you don't want me too.
Looming forward to hearing from you!