Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Secret Blogger

So as I was waking up this morning I was thinking about what I should write about today on the blog. I thought I could be angry and rant a bit about a particular yarn craze that I don't get (just a little clue the yarn I speak of starts with a K). I thought maybe I could show you guys some progress pictures but my knitting hasn't been much to talk about lately. Then I thought of writing something that I've been wondering about for a while.

How Many People Know About Your Blog

I don't mean the people that you have met through the blog. I mean people like family and friends type people. These are the people that you can actually touch and see in front of you on a regular basis. We knit bloggers only see each other thru our pictures that we post and our words that we write. On the Internet we can create whatever type of persona we want just as long as it is truthful and/or not harming anyone.

For me blogging is like a secret activity. Only 2 people know about this blog within my group of friends. They are my boyfriend and his brother. This is because I don't have Internet connection in my apartment but they do. So all those pictures of a white carpet and a blue couch filled with yarn in past posts have all been taken in his house. My apartment is a small basement studio with dark (sometimes damp) carpet, a kitchen and a bathroom. Perfect for me but not perfect for knit blogging.

So are you the kind of knit blogger that tells everyone in their circle of friends "Hey I just posted something new and I would like for you to read it!" or are a secret knit blogger who enjoys writing her/his posts in the dark corners of their house, living a secret life on the Internet?


Sarah said...

Most of the gals in my SnB know about my blog.

My family knows about it but only about 1/2 of them actually read it.

I tell some people about my blog and not others. It is a personal "journal" and sometimes not everyone we know needs to know about it.

Marce said...

What a great question!
I was actually accosted recently by a group of former co-workers because they heard in passing about a post on my blog. They ribbed me all lunch long about how I conveniently forgot to mention that I even HAVE a blog! I thought it was funny that they even cared at all, and that I had subconciously forgotten to mention it to them.

Valerie said...

I told oh, about 4 or 5 people. But I'm reluctant to tell more. I sort of like "semi"-secret blogging... dunno why!

Dawn Anderson said...

Very good question...of those who are just friends (as opposed to other crafters that have become friends), I've just realized I'm a secret blogger. Why is that? My friends know that I craft, but I guess since we don't share that/have it in common, I don't really discuss it. Of the folks I'm thinking about, none of them are really "computer" people, so maybe that has something to do with it. Mmm... much to ponder!

Saun said...

I'm a slightly secret blogger. My crafty/knitting persona is sort of like my secret identity. Most of my family/friends know I knit but don't know how obsessive I am about it. When I first started bloggin I would mention it in passing but didn't really press the issue. Some have looked at it but most aren't really internet/blogging type of people so they don't really get the whole concept of a blog. I don't really mind though because I use it as a form of escape from my regular life.

I'm interested to hear your take on the "K" yarn. I have a feeling I know what you are talking about. I've talked about it before but I'd like to hear what you think.

Supersonic said...

a stupid german student knows you...thats why blogging is so funny ;)
you blog is a one of the good and if you allow it, i take a link to your blogg. so more germans will know you. hehe.

del said...

Well, at least it's not a porn addiction, LOL..."in the dark corners of their house."

My DH knows & he thinks the whole knit-blog thing is weird. Anytime he sees me taking pics of yarn or FO's, he looks crazy. I don't really discuss it with anybody else because I don't know that many knitters; I've taught a few in my family, but since they're new to the whole thing, this might be too much for them.