It was a very sad day.
Now, I write fairly anonymously. My family and some friends know I write this blog, but I leave my name off of it. I don't name names and I don't detail who I work for, just that I am a high school teacher and coach. I'm sure there have been some clues that if a person really wanted to figure out my identity, they could.
I don't really know that I care anymore if my place of work finds my writing. I did the unthinkable and friended some of my current colleagues on FB and they can see the links I sometimes put up to this blog. I have had a few of them tell me they are reading posts, or leave comments on the FB links.
It is kind of weird knowing they see this side of me.
At first, I didn't even tell my parents about this blog. But I have opened it up to them. Not sure how often they read it, but when I send them links to posts, they comment on how they read it and enjoyed the posts. Siblings, same way - not sure if they are regular readers, but I know they at least read every so often when I write about them.
My boo doesn't read the blog and doesn't even know that I've been writing daily for this year. I have told him about it and he has said that he will get around to reading, but I don't force it.
I kind of like that I have this outlet that is not regularly read by a lot of people I know. I kind of like that most of my comments are from people I have never met IRL.
At first, when people at work started to tell me that they were reading my stuff, I thought about being more cautious. But, this is my blog, and I will write whatever I desire. I don't write things to hurt people, I don't write things about work using names.
I was debating a summer project of starting a Google+, FB, and Twitter page for this blog, but am not sure if I want to open it up that much. I have a few regular readers, and some randoms, and maybe even some lurkers.
I'm not sure if social networking sites are necessary at this point since I'm not sure if I want to make this blog bigger than it is. I do, and I don't.
And, I'm not sure that I want to keep up with posting information on all those different mediums. Though, I think there is some sort of way to have posts cross to each medium with one click... though that could be annoying if followers are connected with each one and receive the same notification thrice and in their Google Reader.
For now, I guess I will remain somewhat anonymously public.
I will continue to write my thoughts. Just what I am thinking at the time.
Once again, it is Stream of Consciousness Sunday. Five minutes (though today was a bit longer) of free writing. Today's prompt on Fadra's site, "Do you have a secret blogging life? Are you connected to your "real life" friends and family through social media? How does that affect your writing?"