Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How do I break it down that I'm a personal blogger?


Have any of you guys ever experienced this awkward moment when you're conflicted to telling the person you're dating that you're a blogger? Regardless if you're a lifestyle, beauty, photography blogger... the fact that you just own a blog.
This blog is probably the only social media outlet that I don't share with people I know in real life (and if you've managed to stumble across it, that's fine). I don't care if the person I'm dating has access to my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
But when it comes to blogging... I don't know, I like to keep it to myself.
Not because I trash talk people, but in a sense that everything here is personal to me. I share these with people that don't know me personally, but still know me virtually... does that make sense? o_O
But of course, if I can't tell "him"/"her", what's the point of blogging it?
I don't know.. I just want to document my thoughts and life!
So, I've been seeing this guy, 'D' for about... 3-4 weeks? He makes me happy :3
I sometimes have this paranoia that he somehow stumbled across my blog... how, I don't know since this link is removed off every social media profile.
And compared to me hanging out with all my other friends, whenever I hang out with D. I feel super shy with my camera... like I can't "camwhore", take scenery photos, take foodies, and random photos because he'd ask why I take so many photos! Actually, he did mentioned I take like a billion photos...
With my other friends, I snap away and they don't care. I think they know I'm into social medias (and some knows I blog.. but that's besides the point). With D, I just feel so shy because I have this fear of judgement that he'll judge me based on this blog.
Have you bloggers felt.. shy/nervous/afraid/etc. of your date finding you have a blog?
And that you document a lot of daily life and take photos like crazy?
If so, how did you come around it?

2 comments:

  1. What a cute/sweet post :P and yeah
    I don't share my blog with everyone
    in RL really ;o and there are times
    that I've to hold myself not losing
    control in taking pictures.
    And so nice to hear you have a bf!
    Sounds like he's really sweet!

    Xx

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  2. Oh my goodness, this is such a great topic. I completely understand where you're coming from. It is weird to tell someone you're a blogger, like a new friend or a significant other. They always say something to the effect of, "OMG! I want to read it! What do you blog about?" Which can be an awkward question to answer since I'm a personal blogger. I feel as if by telling people I blog about 'my life' than I somehow am more interesting than the normal person. Which is SO not true. Haha.

    I've told two people I've dated that I blog, but none of them really seem to take it quite seriously (not in negative way), they just don't feel the need to explore it or validate it. They simply accept that it's a hobby.

    I also struggle with putting my blog on social media. I reluctantly put it on social media, but rarely emphasize or promote it (though I probably should). It's strange to think people I know in RL that are just acquaintances could stumble upon my blog. What an awkward thought...but I guess that's just what comes with putting it out there sometimes!

    Thanks for the post!

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