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When reality intrudes on blogging

When reality intrudes on blogging

The trouble with blogging comes when your real-life friends/colleagues find it, and read it. And then ask you about it.

I was in the pub with some old friends a couple of nights ago, and every single damn topic of conversation seemed to revolve around something I’d vaguely mentioned in the blog. Mind you, given I had described said pub in unflattering terms in a previous incarnation of this blog, I’m lucky that said friends have a sense of humour about the whole thing in the first place.

But part of the point of the blog was to engender new discussions with new people, and to enrich my life. Not to have my friends ask me about a blog posting a week ago the next time I see them down the ol’ Dog and Duck. And that’s not even to mention my workmates who read this thing. Of course, said friends and colleagues are probably the majority of my audience – which is a shame.

Has reality been a good thing for your blog?


  • Reality hasn't always been great for my blog. Especially when people make the link that I'm talking about them on it, and then have a go at me, or even worse, have a go at my Fiancé for it…but the joy of the blog is that we can say what we want, and they can bitch as much as they want, it won't make any difference. After all, we can always ban their IP address ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Made me giggle ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • i've been lucky so far; only one person i knew IRL read it and asked about it on a regular basis. other than that, no one else reads it (i.e. family, friends, work people). i do suspect my sister reads every once in a while, but she never says anything. my parents wouldn't know how to find it and work people don't know about it.

  • Dude, at this point all of my friends have blogs and we all read each other's blogs and every time I start to tell a funny story they're like, "I read that on your blog."

    But it's good, I think. It makes it really easy to keep in touch with my college friends who live far away.

  • The reality takes the anonymity out of blogging. I temper everything I say with the fact that I may have to defend a position in public, which is why I went ahead and added my picture to my blog, so everyone who visits can feel like it's someone they know, would like to know, to not know, etc. talking to them.

    Found you in blogexplosion.

    Nice blog, btw.

  • Very few people I know in real life know about my blog's existence. Even if they do the wonder if it's me. I like that.

  • Think we all know what happened when someone went BF reading my blog… Sudden attacks of mentalness because I was mentioning spending time with someone they didn't like, followed by utter fruitcake episodes, ending in a "don't ever get in touch again ever – you've lost the plot".

    Women. Mad. All of them.

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