I’ve been hinting around lately that my blog is going to be a little more public soon and today is the big day. A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a writer at the Kansas City Star who wanted to feature my blog in an article he was writing. At first I was pretty excited about it, but then I had to stop and think for a few minutes.
Up until now I have kept this blog very private. I only recently decided to share it with my husband and even that was a big step for me. Allowing my name to be printed and associated with this blog is a pretty scary thing. It means that anyone who does a google search for my name has an all access pass to my innermost thoughts. Well, the innermost thoughts that I choose to publish online anyway. It means that my family, my boss, and anyone else who really wants to find me can and most likely will. The chances of the article sliding by unnoticed by anyone I know are very slim. A lot of people around here read the paper.
I debated back and forth about whether to back out, but in the end decided that maybe it is time that I come out of the closet. My biggest fear is that someone will read my words, take them the wrong way, and be offended. It may be scary, or even downright terrifying, but at the same time I imagine it will be very freeing. I no longer have to hide something that has become such a huge part of who I am.
I think I may be making a big deal about nothing really. I guess I’ll find out soon.
You can read the article here, if you haven’t already seen it (You have to click on the link to "Meet More of KC’s Bloggers" to get to me. I’m the last one). If you have read it and followed the link here, welcome! Please leave a comment and say hello. If you are family and you are discovering my blog for the first time, um, I’m not sure what to say really. Enjoy?
If you are new, you’ll find that my writing is a little sporadic in content. You might want to check out some of these recent posts to learn a little more about me:
- No Longer With the Band
- The Day That Changed My World
- The Drive
- Music of 1996
- Looking Forward Instead of Backward
- A Few of My Favorite Things
And, because I’m just nice like that, here’s a list of other blogs featured in the article:
- Surrender, Dorothy
- K City
- Death’s Door
- Tony’s Kansas City
- Kansas City Kitty
- Living in the Scoot Utopia
- Happy in Bag
- Plaza Jen
- We’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto
**I’ve had to edit a couple of times already this morning, but it looks like everything is correct now. The online version of the article had some details incorrect but they have been fixed.