25 May 2013

Coming out of the closet

I've have a guilty secret which is going to surprise my readers I think.

Hubby of course knows, my very closest friends do (you know who you are) and the people I've met as a result (and very luckily there are the lovely people who overlap) know my dark secret.

It's you.


Almost no-one I know, knows that I blog.

I'm not ashamed of it by any means, the world is becoming increasingly digital, and it's nice to have somewhere that I can be pretty anonymous, where I can share the stuff that I like.

What I love most about it is the opportunities that you can end up making for yourself.

I've met some really lovely people as a spin off of blogging, found a few new interests as a result, tried several delicious restaurants and have begun to properly explore the crazy place that London is. It's also kind of weird that it's making me more confident outwardly in the 'real world'. I'm putting myself forward in ways I never thought that would happen.

I love my secret. Even when I'm having one of the horrendous 'I hate London days', and I do, it's not all scones and daisies, it's something to distract me. By far the best bit is all of the other blogs and bloggers I've met.

Thank you.

I hope you are having a lovely lovely weekend.

8 comments :

  1. Ha! I feel exactly the same about my blogging. In enjoy it and have had similar experiences because of it, but I still feel slightly ashamed about 'publicly' coming out as a blogger. Hope you have a nice weekend, too!

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    1. It's kind of a wierd secret to have (considering it's not kinky, and how much work you put into a blog, but it is so much fun!
      I am having a great weekend so far & we have another 2.5 days woohoo!

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  2. I smiled Emma, when I read this post. You're a great blogger and your friends would only be proud of you and they would probably love to read your posts and maybe even leave comments.

    It's also likely that you won't be able to keep this secret for long. Unless you use a pen name, they may look you up one day on Google and find out there exists a different version of Emma :-)

    Have fun blogging!

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    1. Awww Martina, thank you for your feedback.
      So far Mum's the word on Google searching. So far :-)

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  3. Although it's not necessarily a secret that I blog, it's basically my job, none of my 'real life' friends read my blog (to my knowledge), and very few of my family (usually only my sister if I send it to her for an opinion). The thing is, none of them have any interest in blogging and Twitter etc - which is why I kinda love that I have this separate community of people who share my passion.

    I'm also the same as you - the world of blogging has hugely improved my confidence to try new things, and I think a lot of that has to do with how supportive the community is!

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    1. I love that you have been able to turn something you enjoy into work, very cool.
      It's funny how (bar the odd bad egg) for what is viewed to be such a traditiobally anti-social activity, it is such a supportive community, and how cool everyone is.

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  4. Haha! I can so relate! Only a few close friends know I blog, and most of them don't read it regularly. I just don't like the idea of people I know knowingly reading it and getting inside my head, or referencing it in real life conversations with me.

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    1. I can imagine it could be pretty wierd, but I know quite a few other bloggers IRL and we chat about the blogosphere. What I find strange is how all consuming blogging can be, but people don't realise...

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