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I really enjoyed reading your comments to this post because I have been debating on whether I should share my blog with my friends and family. I do need followers but do I want to censor myself...hmmm.
My family and friends do know about my website, but I wish now that I hadn't introduced them to it. Case in point...I just got off the phone with my mother. I told her about my blog when I first started it because I was excited and I just knew that it was going to be a big part of my life.
At first, she was really excited for me and asked how much money I was making. Then, when I explained to her that blogging does not equal money, she instantly soured to "what's the point?" I tried to explain to her that I blogged because it was enjoyable and it was a great outlet and I met great people through it all. Still, all she wants to know is, when do you start making money?
So, months go by and I call her to tell some REALLY exciting news...An article I wrote is being published on a Christian mothers' website yay! Again, she is super excited and says "Are you getting paid for it!?" No. I'm not. "What's the point?" So, my joy in getting accepted to write a guest post is brought down all because I can't get my own family to be excited for what I see are successes...even if I'm not making money for it.
I really wish I had never told them in the first place. Then it could truly be my space.