A while back when I was chatting with Sara about blog stuff, the topic of friends popped into the discussion. Mainly, our friends knowing about our blogs. To my surprise, I wasn’t the only person who kept blog life and real life separate. I had separate personal and blog Pinterests, Instagram, and email accounts. God help me if I ever mentioned the word blog or liked a blog Facebook page on my personal account. For the longest time, I wouldn’t even tell Hubster the name of my blog, because I didn’t want him reading it either.
I have no idea why I was so scared to let people know that I blogged. You know when you record yourself talking and then you play it back and it sounds like the most annoying thing you’ve ever heard in your life? I pictured it to be something like that I guess. Why would anyone want to know about my day to day life anyway? I was cool sharing my thoughts and such in the blog world, because chances were I would never run into a blog friend in real life. Heaven forbid anyone ever move to St. Robert, Missouri.
Slowly, my real life friends started finding me. I’d be lying if I told you that I wasn’t mortified when a real life friend found my Twitter, followed by my blog. People were liking my Facebook page, and on more than one occasion, Google outed me. I have no idea how people kept finding me.
Because I had maintained separate social media accounts, my personal ones were lacking when it came to updates about life and the girls. I slowly started opening up to the idea of being open about the blog. I deleted the personal IG and added everyone on my Munchkins&Military one. I did the same with my Pinterest. Occasionally I’ll post blog stuff on those outlets. I haven’t made the jump on Facebook yet though, because EVERYONE I know is on that. I’m sure that once we get moving to Hawaii, it’ll be the easiest way to keep everyone in the loop about our lives. Plus, who doesn’t want more readers?
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