My sister has no kids and does really well for herself, hence the numerous camera purchases. She said her 'old' camera was just sitting in her closet. I asked if I could borrow it. Being the great(wicked awesome) sister she is, she said 'sure'.
She brought me the camera tonight and told me I could have it! So nice, so generous. I felt compelled to tell her why I wanted it, I really wanted it to get better pictures for my blog.
"A blog?" She asked.
"Yes, I started a blog. I like to write and want to stretch my writing legs a little and dabble in photography to see if I can get some good pictures on my blog." I explained
"I have nine followers of my blog(thank you, thank you, thank you!)" I further explained.
"Can I follow your blog?" she asked.
(insert guilt and foot in mouth here...)
"No." I said.
I tried to explain but her feelings seemed to be hurt, I could tell.
I explained that I am anonymous in the blog world and that gives me the freedom to write smart stuff, funny stuff, serious stuff and the occasional stuff that isn't so great and just gets crickets. But I further tried to explain that being anonymous gives me the opportunity to say and try different things on my blog and none of you are going to look at me any different cause I'm not going to see you at the baseball field, grocery store or my next family gathering.
I am curious what you all think, anonymous bloggers or not. I told my sister after I get this blog thing down a little better I will let her know. Now the more I think about it, the guiltier I feel(yes that is the Catholic girl talkin')
Give it to me straight, I can take it. What da'ya think?