Ever since I started this blog I have kinda kept it a secret from the people I know. Apart from one friend who also blogs no one that I know personally has read it and I haven’t talked about it on my personal social media accounts. My brother was one of the first people I told about my blog but I knew he wouldn’t be interested in reading it and I wouldn’t expect him too. I did mention it recently to my mum and she said she will have to read it but I haven’t actually shown her yet.
There is a part of me that wants other people that I know to read my blog and sometimes I get a feeling like maybe I should share it with them but then I never do. I’m not sure exactly what is holding me back from sharing it. Perhaps its because I don’t want people to feel like I’m just attention seeking or maybe because I don’t know what they will think of it. I also feel like it’s sometimes a bit easier to write about different subjects, mostly my posts on my illness, when I don’t know the people reading it. Like I can write without feeling like people close to me will judge me. Does any of that even make sense? I’m not sure myself.
Some ways I can see how it would be good. A good way for friends and family to see what I’ve been up to if they feel like reading about it. There will also hopefully be the support that goes along with that. I enjoy writing and being able to share my thoughts with all of you who read my blog. It’s just the nervousness of sharing with friends and family where perhaps they should have been the ones I shared my work with first.
Have any of you felt like this before? Do you share your blog with family and friends or is it something you keep to yourself? I’d really love to hear your thoughts on this and maybe some advice about it all.