My Secret Blog

Today I wanted to write about something a little bit different, but something that has been on my mind for a while. I've been blogging for about 2 years now and I love it. Its a creative outlet for me that's mine to do what whatever I want.
Over those two years I've built up a lovely little following of readers and although It may be small I'm really proud of how far I've come with my blog. I would love to take blogging a step further, set up a Facebook page, share it on Instagram and tell the world all about my little space on the Internet, but I'm scared.

I'm scared because for the last 2 years I've kept my blog a complete secret from those around me. Apart from Sean and a few people in my family no one knows what I do in my free time. Even my best friends don't know about my blog because I really don't think they would understand this world.
I'm scared of being judged for doing what I love and I don't really know what to do about it. 


Over the last few months I've been seriously considering YouTube. Its an amazing platform for bloggers and it makes showing you guys things a lot easier. I've been planning to do a haul video for so long now but I just couldn't bare it if someone from work, or one of my friends found it. I have posted a few videos on YouTube now, but I haven't been in them too much or speaking in them. 
I also made an Instagram account for my blog about a year ago, but one of my friends found it and I had to take my URL out of the description. Its such a shame because I see bloggers sharing their posts and photos all over Instagram and its a great way to get your blog out there. 

One thing I do have that luckily no one has found yet is my Twitter. I love Twitter, its full of lovely supportive bloggers from all over the world who love to chat. Although I don't really take part in the bloggers chats too much I still find its a great way to talk to others. I also get to share my blog posts on there and I'm sure that's how a lot of my newer followers have found me. I've also discovered some of my favorite bloggers through twitter, I think its really important to read and support other blogs, especially the smaller ones. 


I know there's a lot of you out there in the same boat as me. I've seen tweets and posts about how you keep your blog a secret too. Its such a shame that we keep a huge part of out lives from the people closest too us. I'd love to tell my friends all about blogging and how amazing the whole community is but I just don't think they would understand. I didn't want this post to be negative, although I feel like it has gone that way, I just wanted to get it all off my chest. One day I will take blogging further but for now its my little space that's just for me and I'm happy to keep it that way.

Do you guys keep your blog secret or do you tell everyone you know? How would you feel about your friends and family reading your OOTD posts or watching your haul videos?

Thanks for reading! 
xxx

2 comments

  1. I feel exactly the same! The only people that know about my blog are my boyfriend and my Mum aha! I have made a separate twitter and Instagram just for my blog and I accidentally connected my Instagram to my facebook once and loads of people I knew started following me so I blocked them! I feel so terrible about blocking them but I had to do it! It's so awful that we feel like we have to keep it a secret :/
    Kim x

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    1. I know your pain! Sometimes its nice to just have your own space that no one else can judge you for :) xxx

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