Wednesday, April 22, 2009

To be or not to be private...

...that truly is the question my husband and I have been pondering about my blog. I have kept it public for a number of reasons. The complication of sending out the invites to everyone who reads and looks at the posts I blog, that alone seems like no fun for me. Also there are a number of people who read this blog who would not be able to read it if I went private. But I feel like keeping this blog public has caused some problems....the blog has been abused. What do you think I should do?

19 comments:

Travis said...

I understand the need / desire to make you blog private. Beleive me, I have had problems related to my blog too. Things that were my own fault, but problems still.

However, if you make it private, I probably won't read it. I read all my blogs using an RSS Reader. If you go private, then the RSS feature won't work. And this, I won't read it.

Either way, I understand you concern, and I respect your decision.

lntaylormade said...

Well thats easy for me...I have a blog so I can always read yours. Put it on private and I will give you my address. But its all up to you!

Rae said...

I have to admit that I prefer it not to be private for the same reason that Travis stated.

But I understand when things get abused. It is a hard decision to make especially when there are children involved.

xoxo

brenda said...

Do NOT go private!!! If you do Google Reader won't pick up when you write something new...which means I won't be reading your blog. It's too hard to go check everyones blogs ya know?

Congrats on getting sealed!!!

jkmace said...

I too have contemplated this also, but as far as I know I haven't been abused. I totally understand your thoughts though! It is true I don't read my friends that are private as much, but I would read yours every once in a while.

Palmer Family said...

I think you should do what you feel is best for your family. I will still read your blog...that's what best friends do. :)

The Snow Maiden: said...

Ohhh...good quandary...I have the same one. :) Those of us with less then desirable people in our past/present tend to think about this a lot harder than those that don't. I would still read your blog if it was private. :) And if you go under 'Customize' then 'Settings' and then 'E-mail and Mobile' you can actually send your blog out to 10 e-mail addresses each time you update. It isn't a lot but a tiny solution for those who you really want to read it but won't check it if it is private.

Ashley said...

I don't want to be private because it's hard for all my family members to see things if it is...it's up to you but you have to think about a lot of things..I didn't know it was getting abused. :( SAD!!!

Megan and Vinny said...

who the heck is abusing your blog? i want names, baby!!!!! i would read your blog either way. i love you!
megan

Lindsey Walker said...

Ok,now I am curious. How has the blog been abused. you need to call me, or tell me the juice in church on sunday because I always want to know if crazy stuff happen to others cause I have concidered going private myself.

Anna and Stephen said...

Someone has been abusing your blog?!?!?! What has the world come to? Whatever your choice is- you know best. Love you.

Janadt.Huggins said...

I"ll still read your blog if you go private. I will understand either way. I've often wondered if I should go private myself. As mothers always say "you"ll make the right decision"

Our Little World said...

I went private too. If ppl really want to see pics of your cute kids and know what's going on, they'll come over and read. It doesn't have to be in a Google Reader! And if they don't have a blogger acct., it takes 2 seconds to get one and you don't have to have a blog. My family won't come to mine if it's private b/c they are too lazy to do any of the above and I finally realized, that is their loss. I have to do what's best for ME!

You know I'll still be reading! Love ya!

The Palmers said...

I think going private is pretty gay...but you gotta do what you gotta do...
Love ya, Tallie
p.s. how do you abuse a blog? smack it around?

Amanda Cluff said...

Mine is private only because of someones psycho ex wives. If that was not in the picture I would defintiely be public. It is easier and new posts would show up on peoples feeds.

Our Little World said...

It's not 'gay' when there are ppl you really do need to keep your personal information (especially about your kids) private from. Lucky for you, you haven't had to deal with that, but some of us do. :-(

Renee and Jake said...

I have thought about going private but I know that I do not like to log in to read the blogs, so I stay public. I check the private blogs less frequently because I do not like to log in. But if you do go private, invite me because your blogs seem to lift me up.

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