Thoughtful Thursday: Meeting a Blogger
May 31, 2012
I mentioned something to the mother of one of Burrito and Tamale’s classmates about their blog (not BabySmiling; their non-anonymous baby blog). She said eagerly, “Oh, you have a blog?”
I explained, “Well, it’s <i>their</i> blog. It’s about them.”
“Oh. I have a blog too! But it’s not about my daughter, it’s about me.”
Part of me wanted to exclaim that yes I have one of those too, and it’s such an important part of my life, but no one knows!
Part of me was curious and wanted to read her blog.
Part of me, the part that won, wanted to respect her privacy even though she clearly opened the door. Because so many of my online friends use secret identities and don’t share their blogs with people they know, my instinct was to let her keep her two lives separate, even though I don’t think she actually has two separate lives. But then again, maybe she does. Maybe she’s one of us. Maybe she’s reading right now.
Has someone in real life ever revealed to you that they blogged? How did you react?