I need some advice… some alternate views, input, on my blog situation. I really hate being private. I miss the blog community and simplicity of a public blog. But, let’s face it, I’m a very OPEN person when it comes to blogging and (especially as of late) there are many topics I don’t prefer co-workers, employers, clients or other people in my “real life” to read.
My first thought was to change over to WordPress, which will allow me to password some posts if I want. I have transferred my blog, went through and passworded posts (there are 15 in the past year, to be exact) and I’ve now realized I really don’t want to deal with WordPress. First off, its costly. The free WP gives you only a select few templates, a narrow blog with tiny header. You have to pay to customize CSS etc. Basically, any “extras” you pay for. I really don’t want to financially support my blog just because there are some topics (mainly therapy) that I don’t want to remain public.
I’m wondering if I should just delete those posts, or unpublish them, or create a “therapy blog” altogether. Hmm… This would make sense as I am not sure I want some of those posts to be in my Blog Books for my kids to read once they’re older. Although… this is real, these are issues I’m struggling with and I’m not sure my kids are really going to sit down and read through a 400 page blog book before they’re an adult. I dunno… maybe? Who knows. But, I hate “blocking” this part of my life (as much as I hate that it IS part of my life and something I’m struggling with right now)
I’m also thinking… maybe change my blog address and keep it private from Facebook (which is where co-workers have contact with me). I think I will do this regardless…. I’ve “published” my blog on FB with NetworkedBlogs (only b/c it is private right now and I know no one can read it w/o a password) but I don’t think that I want to do that anymore. If I changed the blog addy, I could essentially “start over” with readers.
So…. what to do. Ideas? Please?