Do You Tell People About Your Blog?
I’ve been wondering about this topic for a while now, and finally decided to make a post about it.
Do you tell people, people you know in real life, about your blog?
My parents have always known about my blog and supported it. They knew from the very beginning, because I asked them before starting it to make sure it was okay.
My parents have told my family members about it, and they will read my posts periodically. And then discuss them with me. It’s kind of awkward, but they love what I’m doing and always ask me about ARCs and publishers and things like that.
My closest friends know about it. They think it’s nerdy and a little weird, yes, but still love me the same.
But my parents’ friends? The other people at school? No, I don’t tell them about my blog.
My parents will sometimes tell people about it, and I get a tiny bit upset. I know they’re only doing this because they are proud of me, but still.
Am I embarrassed by it? Heck no! I love this blog and am very proud of it. Everyone knows I like books anyway, so what’s the big deal about the blog?
Well, I like to think of my blog as a place where I can truly be myself and talk about the things I love to people who love them just as much! And if other people knew about it, I might (I hope I wouldn’t, but you never know) edit my posts so they weren’t as weird or nerdy or whatever. I want to be as ME as possible on here, and the idea of changing what I say because people I know in real life might see it honestly scares me.
And I don’t want to be confronted about something I said on here by someone in real life if they don’t agree with me or want to make fun of me. I want nothing negative related to this blog, it’s my happy place.
I shouldn’t be embarrassed about this blog in any way. And if a lot of people found out about it, I think I might be. So I don’t keep this blog a secret, but not everyone knows about it.
What about you? Do you tell people about your blog? Who knows about it?
I’m really interested to hear everyone’s answers to this, so please comment!