For today's post I thought I would write something a little different from my latest posts. I have been thinking over the past few days that I wonder how many bloggers share their blog with family, friends or colleagues. I see other bloggers and I really do admire their success.
Blogging is of course nothing to be ashamed of by all means. We should be proud of our little space on the internet and we work hard on our posts. But for me, that's exactly what my blog is. It's my little space on the internet, which ironically considering that anyone can read it, I find it quite personal to me. I do share my blog with just my sister and mother as they were the ones who gave me the push to start blogging in the first place. I was wondering who on earth would want to read what I've got to say? I'm grateful to them for giving me the push as blogging has become a new hobby to me and I really enjoy spending time working on it. However, as much as I enjoy writing my blog I know that I wouldn't want to give out details of my blog to others that I know. I feel some people wouldn't understand it and may take the mickey out of it. This is where I would usually butt in and say 'Why should I care what others think of my blog?'. I can't quite explain why as I'm not too sure myself but the thought of people I know reading my blog makes me feel awkward. I just think that I need more time to reach that stage of my blog and there's nothing wrong with me keeping my blog to myself and my readers.
For me, I simply wouldn't have the confidence to put myself out there so openly, such as making YouTube videos and showing how their brand new dress looks on them - I know I don't feel comfortable to do that. Maybe I will one day, who knows? I really admire and look up to other bloggers who put themselves out there a bit more as it shows they have got confidence and they believe in their blog. Then I also think that you can still enjoy and build up a following on your blog without doing this too. In a nutshell, what I'm trying to say is that there is no right or wrong. It's all down to you!
I'm interested to know whether you shout from the rooftops about your blog or do you keep it tucked away safely to yourself, safe in the knowledge that colleagues and friends are blissfully unaware. I know that I am the latter and I'm happy to keep it that way. How do you feel about sharing your blog?
I'd love to know your thoughts!