Is it bad that when I hear the word "stalking" the only thing I can think of is Pauly from Jersey Shore talking about his stalker and how she, "stalked his whole entire life"? Methinks this is a sign that I watch too much Jersey Shore... At least that's the only MTV show that I watch. That makes me feel a little better about my TV preferences but not really by much.
But I digress...
The real point of this post is blog stalking. I do it. I admit, my name is MrsBill and I'm a blog stalker. I try to comment on posts that I read, but sometimes I'm too busy or the post already has a million comments that I feel mine will get lost in the mumbo jumbo (sidenote: I do find it very nice when I comment on someone's post that has tons of comments and they respond to mine through email... I really would like to start doing that!). Sometimes I just don't know what to write. I love finding blogs that I enjoy reading and I like to go through them and read a lot of their posts. It's hard to get the gist of someone's blogging style from just one post. The point it, I blog stalk and I know that others do too.
When I got started blogging I wanted to remain annonymous, well as annonymous as I could whilst posting pictures and the such. I don't use my real name because I don't want someone to be able to Google me and find the blog. I think this is perfectly acceptable. I just didn't know about friends or family reading the blog. Obviously, I'm not stupid and I realized that it quite the possibility that people I know "in real life" would find the blog. Over the weekend my husband's aunt (hi, Gina!!) told me that she reads the old blog. At first, I was embarrassed. Does anyone else feel this way about blogging? I felt like suddenly all my secrets were exposed! But really? I'm writing these "secrets" for the world to see. Clearly these aren't secrets!
So I had to wonder, why am I blogging if I'm so embarrassed about it? The whole reason for starting this blog in particular was to write about my struggles with infertility. I needed an outlet because a lot of time I have found that it's hard to share my feelings about the journey. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings and I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable, so sometimes it's hard to discuss it with people I'm close to. I wanted to mind support (not that I don't get any from my family and friends) and find people that were like me - and not just in the sense of infertility. Ultimately though I wanted to share my story and I felt like blogging was a good way to do it. It is my own little corner of the world where I don't have to apologize all the time for being jealous or sad or being happy about certain things. I can just be me.
And so, I guess my whole point is that I have accepted that people I know may read the blog. People I don't know read the blog, and I'm okay with both. Not that I'm going to run out and tell everyone I have a blog, but you get the picture.
So what I'm asking is if you read this blog regularly or just happen upon it, say hi! I would love to know who's out there and I would love to connect with you.
And as always I am happy to share this little part of my life with you!