Hi, I’m in the middle of creating my blog and I was wondering when did you make yours? Did you have help? And do you let your friends/family read your blog?
I let my family and friends read my blog
Honestly, my blog is such a huge part of my life. If my friends and family didn’t know my blog existed, I feel like we’d have nothing to talk about (since I’d have to be all hush hush about one of the biggest things in it). Or if they knew it existed but I refused to give them the URL, they’d pester me forever, and I’d feel annoying for talking about my blog but not letting them read it.
So for me, it made sense for me to share my blog with my friends and family. It’s a huge part of my every day life and I wanted to share that with them. My mom, dad, and husband actually all subscribe to my blog (love you guys!). It’s funny when my dad emails me about typos in my posts (hah).
But one of the reasons I don’t mind is because I don’t feel the need to censor myself around my family and friends. On my blog I swear, I review erotica, I rant, I vent, I day dream… I do all those things, and I don’t mind my family and friends reading it. I think it’s important that you still be true to yourself and don’t change the way you write just because people who know you in “real life” are reading your blog.
But some people like to keep things more private
However, that doesn’t mean you have to let your friends and family read your blog. Some people are extremely private. Maybe they read a ton of erotica and it’s awkward if they let their family read their blog (I always feel awkward when I review an erotica book and know my dad will see the post lol). Or maybe they just want a place where they can vent and rage away from family and friends. Some people don’t like to merge their online lives with their “real life” ones; they like to keep them separate.
Do what works for you!
So I think you have to decide what your feelings are. Will you feel awkward if you let your family/friends read your blog? Will you feel like you have to censor yourself? If so, don’t share it. But if sharing your blog with them will not affect the way you blog and write, then by all means share it with them! They’d probably love to read it, even if just once.
And to answer your other questions: I created my book blog (I had several blogs before this one) in April 2012. I didn’t have any help with it, but that’s because I’m pretty tech savvy. 🙂