He accidentally posted a link to it on a social network site and although he deleted the link before anybody saw it, he still panicked and deleted his entire blog, just to be safe. His blog topic was intensely private, he blogged under a secret persona, and he didn't want anyone in his family to know about it.
As a fan, it saddened me to see the blog disappear. After all, this blogger had spent years accumulating hundreds and hundreds of posts on a topic very few people know about. It was like an encyclopedia! And now, all gone!
But as a blogger, I understood his action.
I'm semi-anonymous on this blog. Believe it or not, my real name isn't really Jennifer Fabulous.
It's Angelina Jolie.
My real name is Jennifer. But I have a different last name. It's unique, so I don't put it here. After all, I'm a reporter and the last thing I want is for people I interview to google me and come across my personal blog. I say unsavory words like "fuck" and "shit" and "Kim Kardashian" on here. I reveal personal stories about my life. I make fun of people who need to be made fun of.
I keep it real. Too real for people in my real life to handle.
You know what I mean?
It's the same reason people in my family don't know about my blog.
I literally created this blog as an escape from my life. So I could vent and cry and laugh and be myself, without having fear that people closest to me are judging me.
If my family found out about my blog, I wouldn't kill my blog like my friend did, but the tone of this blog would change. It would make blogging less fun. I would always have my guard up, wondering if my dad is disgusted by the amount of cuss words I use or if my mom thinks I'm being too silly or whatever. (That is actually what my mom said when she read my diary in 1999. I'm silly).
I love my parents, of course. But let's be real, a girl needs a place where she can be silly.
So, that's why I remain a little bit anonymous online.
It has me wondering too, if I'm alone.
Are there a lot of bloggers out there who hide their blog from their family? Their friends? Their pets?
If so, why?
If someone in your real world discovered your blog, how would you feel?