Saturday, September 13, 2008

Private vs. Public

The last few days I've been online a lot, but clearly not blogging. You may or may not have noticed but I have updated the launch page for my blog ( and I've finally finished setting up our family's new website which is password protected. (Send me an email at if you are interested in access.)

Anyway, now the big dilemna is whether or not I want to change my blog over from public to private. I have a bunch of different reasons for each side of the debate.

I like having it public since, to me, that's the nature of blogging by joining the international universe of bloggers. I'm careful not to post our last names, a bunch of identifiable information and such, but I also know if someone was fairly web savvy they could probably figure it out. Plus, by having it public I like that I have an audience of some readers that I don't necessarily know and chime in from time to time. And by going private, I'd pretty much lose those readers and my audience wouldn't grow any larger than it already is. (Not that I'm going for any kind of large readership....)

But, by having it private, I'd know exactly who my readers were which is nice for other reasons. So I need to make a decision. And I'll probably be making it soon. So if you try to get on my blog and read it in the weeks to come and you would like to continue reading, just send me an email and I'll get you back on the blog. (But I already know who a bunch of you are, so if I go private, I'll add you to the list as soon as I make it private.)

But then, maybe I won't go private. Hmmmmmm.


Lisa :) said...

I know this is going to seem odd to you but, here I go...I am Bracken's sister in law. I am always looking at her blog because that is how I keep up with them since they have moved my sweetest princess Sydney to CA. Anyway...I saw the link on her blog on day (3 kids, 2 jobs, 1 life). Pretty interesting (click) and there was your blog. Now, I must say I started reading and I looked around a bit and you had me hooked. Now, I know what you are thinking...I am a blog stalker! I felt bad about reading the blog and I even told Bracken that I was hooked. You are a very good writer and having 3 kids you caught my attention. I also have 3 kids (much older) but, I have been there and done that! It is a very hard job! Anyway, after I read this blog about going private, I must admit I felt as though you could see me stalking you so, I am coming clean. I understand that you may feel uneasy and I do understand if you go private. (get away from nosey people like me) Your children are very cute. Take care and I hope I didn't upset you by telling you this. I am not a bad person, honestly. You can ask Bracken. LOL Take care :)

Erika said...

Hey Lisa! I don't consider it stalking at all when you're reading a public blog. :) And if I go private, I'll get your email from Bracken and send you an invite.

Thanks for reading!! It's readers like you that I want to keep if I do go private!