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A lot of the blogs I am completely obsessed with center a lot around the blogger herself. These women not only post awesome crafts, but also write about their lives, and not just the exciting things. They are real, and I love feeling like I know them personally. Like I could bump into them on the street and be all like "Heeeey girl how's the hubby?" even though I've never met them before. (Is that creepy?) I love seeing their pictures, and reading about what goes on in their lives, it makes the blog so much more fun.

And then you know what I realized?

I'm not very good at that. I kind of hide behind my blog. I try hard to post pictures of me and let my personality shine though, but wanna know the truth?

I'm terrified that you won't like me. For real.

And this is my epiphany for the evening. What are your thoughts? Do you like blogs that are more personable and real or do you like blogs that just show you the goods sand get on with the show?

No post is complete without a picture. Didja know it's my birthday on Friday? Jus' saying.


Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

I think you should share what you are comfortable sharing. My blog started out as a place to share our family adventures, home renovations, and crafts/recipes that I made/tried....with no clue that anyone would ever even consider reading it much less follow it! That being said, I do share things about myself and/or my family....but not EVERYTHING. Because that's what I am comfortable with. There are other blogs that are REAL to the core (Little Miss Momma comes to mind first) and I find great inspiration as a woman an d a mother when reading those kinds of posts.
I dont think you should be afraid of what people will think...and ive come to find that the bloggy world is most often kind, understanding, sensitive, loyal, and loving. There will always be meanies, but for the most part I believe there is a bunch of women with a lot in common.

And if all else fails, I like you :) In fact, I fell in love with your personal blog before I even knew you were crafty ;) BOOM!

SewHappyGeek said...

Lol, dude don't worry about it! I'm assuming you aren't a serial killer, and we are all struggling thru and enjoying the same thing. Life. It's funny and stupid and random and lovely, and as long as you're in the same boat, you're gonna be fine! Some bloggers have more money than me, some have less.
But we are all united by the need to create, and that's enough to make our view of the world a bit more interesting than the next person. Says me...

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

You should not feel pressured into sharing more than you are comfortable with. People that follow your blog like it the way it is :)
It's a bit of a schoolyard dilemma IMO: Should you change to be along the cool kids ? I think you are a cool bloggy gal just the way you do it.


Lee Ann said...

Wow! I so could have written that post!! I haven't posted lately and now I am worried about it. :) I have really enjoyed your blog and love learning more about people. So you post what you are comfortable with and I will too! I like you just the way you are! (or what I know anyway :)
Have a great Wednesday!!

Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

My thoughts: I was sooooo just like that, and to an extent, still am. I try not to inundate my readers with lots of stuff that I feel they just won't care about. Like my itinerary for the day, or how my back hurts, or why I don't like the color tan. Maybe they would be interested, and maybe not, but I'm always afraid to show too much and that my readers will be all like "la-ame!" So, I have, over time, established a more personal writing style (which I really like much more) and shared stuff about me. The thing is, I realized I really liked that about other blogs too, so I've been attempting it more. I think it's great to have a friendly voice on a blog - and you totally do. So you have to be real and true to your "blogging self", because let's face it, your blogging self and your actual "I'm still in pajamas at 1 in the afternoon and yes I did go to the store like this, what of it???" self are kind of different. And probably rightfully so. I am rambling now, but I just thought you should know that I think a lot of bloggers feel this way. Just be friendly, and share what you can, and of course those who follow you will follow you with even more vigor, the more we find out about you! :)

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

I have 2 blogs. My family one is private and my craft blog is public. Is love reading friends an family blogs and seeing what they are up to, but I don't really care too much about stranger's personal lives. Does that make me sound like a horrible person.

I do worry that I should put more personal stuff on my blog, but it makes me uncomfortable. I keep thinking I should at least put a pic of myself up there. We'll see.

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