As some of you may know, I had “another” blog for almost six years in which I was pretty open and transparent. I also kept it on the down low (I talked about my crushes and betrayal and the difficult times I was experiencing). It wasn’t necessarily a secret, but I was really careful about who I shared it with because it was so…..me. It was such a huge part of my life and I made incredible friendships because of it. But, a few months ago I shut it down, pretty much, and have focused on this blog that I openly tell people about.
But, I’ve noticed that people who used to read my other blog at least once a day, if not more, have not transitioned over to this one. Is what I share on this one not interesting enough? Is it because it’s more urban/kids/ministry focused?
I kind of feel like those readers aren’t my friends anymore. Because reading my blog is kind of a requirement for being my friend. To go from reading my blog, to not reading it, is like a subtle statement that you aren’t interested in me anymore.
On a more positive side, though, I have new readers who would never visit my old blog, but now visit this one regularly. I’ve been encouraged by your emails! And I’m happy to not have this hidden part of my life anymore where I don’t have to feel paranoid someone will find my blog and get to know the “real” me.