Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Why I Chose To Go Private

First off, thank you so much to those who took the time to either text, comment, or email me letting me know you want to keep reading my little ol' blog when we go private next month. It made me feel really special that I had people reading my blog that I didn't even know were reading it and that you want to keep up with us! So..thank you!

Some of you asked why I made this decision or if something happened. Let me break down some of the reasons why I came to this decision:

  1. Blog drama. Luckily I have been able to stay out of it but it is just so petty and I can't stand it.
  2. People reading my blog that I don't want reading it.
  3. Privacy is more important to me now that I have a daughter and I'm posting pictures and stuff.
  4. The pressure for more followers, more comments, more giveaways, more, more more. I just don't care that much if I do or don't post every day and I don't care for the pressure to...well, care. I guess this is my way of backing away from all of that.
Those are pretty much the main reasons why I decided to go private. I feel like I have made a lot of friends and I've had fun participating in the "blog world" but I'm about done with it...for now. I think I need to at least take a break for a while? I dunno. So, private blog it is! But at least I will have some real, devoted readers now. I always felt like the number of followers didn't matter as much as how many people actually cared enough to read my blog. You could have a thousand followers and still only get a handful of people who read it. What the heck is the point of having followers if they don't ever actually read your blog? It's a tease! lol. Same thing with, why follow someone if you never read their blog? It's pointless.

Anyway, just thought I would throw my thoughts on this out there!


Cole said...

Great thoughts. I'm not a big fan of people who want to be "blog famous". I'm not actively looking for new followers, but when I do reach milestones, I do like to celebrate them. :-)

Samantha said...

Agree. I'm not sure how people even post daily. I just went two weeks with nothing. And I'm fine with it. I blog for me. Though I know what you mean by people reading that you don't want to read. I'm sure I have a few of those myself.

I do read yours every time you post. I'm just a bad at commenting. Forgive me please.

Brittny Lucherini said...

Hey Shell. Add me too? Bluchy328@gmail.com
Ps Emily is adorable. I can see you in her.
P.p.s. did I ever give you an invite to my blog? If not, want one? Let me know. :)

Nicole J @ Pampers and Pumps said...

I definitely think going private was the right thing to do and I'm sure I would have had I been in your position. I'm so happy that I still get to read your sweet posts about you and the family :)

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Oh, I want access to your blog:( I love hearing about your new adventures and love seeing all the pictures! I want to be added please!

J + A said...

Add me :) jarummler16@yahoo.com

Meagan said...

All caught up! Those are great reasons to go private! Oh and I don't know if this will make you feel better or not but Chase is 10 months old and has never once slept through the night. I'm sure Emily will figure it out soon. Please if you ever need to vent or want advice don't hesitate to tweet or email! Looking forward to meeting you at the end of may!!!

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