April 16, 2009

Shhh.... It's A Secret!

Living an online life, whether it be on a blog, Facebook, twitter, Plurk, MySpace, etc, etc and so on and so forth, can be a challenge.

For me, I have separated my blog from my Facebook, my twitter from Myspace, and plurk, yea, whatevs, I failed at that one.

I have 2 different identities – my blog, twitter and plurk life and then my Facebook, Myspace and real life life.

Only 2 people know about all of these. One lives with me and one has known me since I weighed no more than 25 pounds.

But yesterday, my careful separation failed me. I obviously used an email address that I shouldn’t have used.

One of my real life friends found my Twitter. And on my Twitter, until this morning, was my blog address. And in my Twitter comments, I know I have posted links here and there to my blog.

Whoops. I am a dumbass.

I talk candidly here. I say things that I want to keep secret from some folks in my real life. Not because I am dishing dirt or saying things I shouldn’t or sharing life secrets, just that this is where I vent. This is where I say stupid crap without worry that someone is gonna try and commit me. This is where I show what a complete and total fool I can be.

I love this person that found my Twitter. I do. She is an awesome person that I am candid with on most everything. Howevs, I really really don’t want to have to worry about other folks finding me.

I don’t want to think that my mom is reading this page. Or my ex-boyfriend, or the bartender at my local Cheers. I don’t want to censor everything here. And boy howdy, I didn’t censor my archives and I really don’t want words I have laid out in the past with a sense of privacy, misconstrued in the present, under different circumstances.

Therefore, girlie, if you found me, please, please, let’s keep this between you and me. I would really really supercallafragilistically appreciate it.

(And to the peeps that read this and don't know me in real life, Hi! How ya doing? Been awhile, huh? How are the kids? How is your job? Oh this weather, sure is crazy, huh?


Pamela said...

I've often wondered if I could manage having a "secret blog life"

I hope yours stays secret. But, of course that means none of us can meet you IRL.

(Not that I've met that many bloggers in real life. Heck, one could live next door and I wouldn't know it?)

Kaytabug said...

You are so funny!! I love you!! You know I know exactly how you feel! And our online lives are seperated the same way, and you and my hubs are the only RL peeps that I know of reading me...except for the bloggers I have met!

Sauntering Soul said...

My blog life is a secret one as well. I would have to move out of the country if any of my family members found my blog.

simplypink said...

My lives are separate too. Sometimes you just need your own space. The job is good, kiddo is good, I'm good too, just not at all bloggy.

Colby said...

I recently abandoned a blog due to the fact that I lost my anonymity. New one started and just so you know, you found me the way you found me the first time - via Grace's Stolen Lines. Thanks for finding me again and reminding me that there's another blog out there that I like to read.

Jenni said...

Half the time I really wish I had kept my blog a secret. Extended family knows about it, my dd's best friend and her mom read it, people from our old homeschool group know about it. Ugh. It makes me sick thinking about it, and when I learned that people could find you on Twitter through your email address--well, I still have not fully recovered. So, I can commiserate with you on this. In fact, after reading and thinking about it, I think I'm breaking out in hives and I may just hurl.

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