Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Your blog is SO confusing!

I was at Target last night and ran into an old friend... Laura... love her.

Anyway, first thing she says after HI is... YOU ARE SO CONFUSING on your blog!

Laura(waves had vigorously! So glad to see you tonight).. this is for you and all of you that just happen on my blog...

Sometimes I don't even get MYSELF... those that comment do it because they feel sorry for me... :) My cousin once said, "Yes Shelle, I read your blog, I'm beginning to understand Shelle-ese!" Not a truer statement was ever said... (bows head)

But I actually have friends in Real Life... and sometimes those Real Friends give me a break and let me snap away at their kids. I LOVE when they let me do that.

Sometimes I get lucky and get that shot that makes my belly flutter and my smile get wider!!! I get THAT shot.

Seriously... look at how adorable this little guy is... GAH I love what I do!




So question--Does it trip anyone else out that people you know in REAL life actually read your blog???


Hey, I came full circle on this post... just answer the question all right!!!


Love,

41 comments:

The Wixom Zoo said...

Meh. I don't mind when people I know in real life read my blog. It's kind of fun sometimes. Until I want to blog about something that I'm slightly embarassed about or that might be a little awkward if brought up in conversation. Other than that it's good.

Cute pic, btw. :)

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Yes because my hubs family reads it. My mil Shelle. Do you know how I wanted to post about living with her and the weird stuff she does and I couldn't??

Sometimes I wish my hub wouldn't read either. I tried changing the url a few years back, didn't work. They still found me...

What's a girl to do? Except pinch that cutie on your site, dang! Gorgeous kid!

Barbaloot said...

Some of my family reads my blog, but I don't really tell any of my friends that I have a blog. I don't know if it would be weird if they knew, but I'm okay with them not knowing for now.

This Mom said...

Most the people who read my blog are family and friends. But I don't know they read my blog half the time because they NEVER comment. Luckily I have a FEW bloggy friends who take pity on me and comment once an a while. I would KILL or maybe I would die to meet any one of them IRL let alone be their friend.

And by the way I come here because I totally get your circles. ANY WAY to CUTE picture.

Chief said...

I actually wish sometimes that real people didn't read my blog. Just those of you who are fictional characters in my disturbing day.

SciFi Dad said...

I have one person in real life that I voluntarily shared my url with (my younger sister) and there are times where I wish I hadn't.

My wife, on the other hand, shared her blog url with our neighbour and some friends, and so by virtue of linky love, they know about my blog too.

I wrote about how I feel about it a while back: http://talesfromthedadside.blogspot.com/2008/11/anonymous-blogging.html.

PJ - Our life said...

It doesn't bug me at all, besides keeping a record for myself it is for others - that I like!! to enjoy too!

Tiffany said...

Shoot I look at it like ALL the people I know IRL should be reading my blog dang it!!! Well everyone except my MIL cause I don't want her anywhere near it.

I'm right there with you on the comments just to make you feel better!

ZenMom said...

My parents read my blog.

I know, right?

Like Wixom said, it can sometimes be a little ... stifling to know that family and friends are reading your blog.

For some strange reason, it's easier to pour your heart out to the faceless internet than to people who know and love you in real life.

I'm still working on that logic of that one.

Kristina P. said...

Yes! It's always weird to find out someone I know reads it. I live in a very small branch, and it's very transient, so I don't know if anyone in my "ward" reads it.

My husbands coworkers somehow found it, and people in my new office found it.

I've been thinking a lot more about the possibility of having to go more anonymous in the future, depending on future jobs, etc.

Malea said...

Sweet cheeks, I've known you since you were knee high to your brother's dancing to "Ballerina Girl". But now that you are a full on 'dult (that's a-dult), I am going to go out on a limb and tell you that...wait for it...you remind me of your mother (I meant that as a compliment). And if you take offense to that, then know that it was recently decided by some "real people" out there that I should be committed:P

Homer and Queen said...

I am more suprised when my husband reads it...then he leaves anon comments but I always know its him.

Youngblood4ever said...

There are days I want to have an anonymous blog just so I don't have to censor myself. My fam knows about my blog, so does Hubby's fam. I have quite a few friends that read it, so I have to make sure I don't say anything wrong. It drives me crazy.

Oh, and your blog is SO not confusing. I totally get you. Does that mean my brain is confusing?

Annette Lyon said...

Oh, yes. Been there many, many times.

clan of the cave hair said...

you know, at first it made me uncomfortable, I felt that my "freedom of speech" was now limited to what I would actually say to anybody's face...and then I realized, that's a good thing. Knowing that any friend or family member can/will see anything I write on my blog or post to facebook makes me self-edit better and keeps me from saying and writing terrible things that would ultimately not bring me relief, but rather heartache for having acted on something I knew wasn't nice, or was crude, vulgar, or in anyway not appropriate thoughts to make public. I'm now grateful for the forced "editing" of self, because even now I tend to throw stuff out there that I wish I could take back. Imagine if I could let it all fly! It wouldn't be pretty. I know some bloggers feel that it limits their freedom in a bad way, and when they receive negative feedback from friends or family members, they feel like they are not being allowed to be themselves. I just figure if I'm allowed to be myself, then they're allowed to be their selves and if the two don't get along in real life, why would they get along in the cyber-world?

Melinda said...

I have a family blog for my family (duh) and then "MY" blog that I write about what I want. My sister's know about it, but there were some things I just felt embarassed about if my MIL read, ya know? But I abolutely love what Clan of the Cave Hair said, we shouldn't blog it if we wouldn't say it in real life. Good policy to live by. :)

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Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Wixom--my problem is its all embarrassing! and then people talk to me about something I wrote likes it's an inside joke...

Andrea--yes I remember... What I write about I would talk to anyone about... but it's just trippy for them to say... "...on your blog"...uuuhhhh you actually spend time reading it? uuuhhh... ya know?

Barb--that brings the question...did that guy at Olive Garden tell anyone in your ward about your blog?

This Mom--Hey I want to meet ya! AND BE your REAL life friend... did I count in that group at all???

Chief--ooh!oooh! Can I be a fictional character in your disturbing day? I can be good at the dramatics... just sayin.

SciFiDad--I guess that's where I'm fortunate.. my hubs doesn't write or own a blog... and never tells anyone about it. But he does have people come up to him and tell him about his life and how he is just by stuff I say on my blog... that is always a TRIP for him! :)

PJ--I hear ya...it's how I started it... just for family, but it morphed into what I now call my mess of a journal! hehe

Tiffany... thanks, that DOES make me feel better! :) lol

ZenMom--You should know by now that I don't mess in logic... I'm a fly by the seat of your pants kind of gal! hehehe

Kristina P--I know... it's always a transition to go from Hey here's my name to... Here's my made up name... especially with YOUR following!

Malea--I'm appalled you think that!!! I know though... it's totally true dang it! And YES... it was decided yesterday afternoon you need to be COMMITTED! hehehe!

QUEEN--I get that, my husband I thought never read it, but once in a while he'll mention something about it or about what someone said in comments and it will take me by surprise!

Youngblood--Yes unfortunately that means that you have a confusing brain... i'm sorry to be the one to point that out! Like I said, I don't censor myself, if I would say it to them in person, I'll write it on my blog!

Annette--i don't doubt that miss book publisher!!!

COCH-You're totally right... but for me it's not about THAT... it's just weird for me to run into someone and have them cite something on my blog or state that they read it... I mean I KNOW that people DO read it, but it's just trippy when they say something to me, cause I write and I forget about it and just go throughout my regular day... it kind of combines my internet world with my real life world... and it surprises me EVERYTIME!

Melinda--I have thought about doing that... I have friends and family that are always on my back to put more pics up of my kids and us... I might just do that one day... open just a family blog account again! :)

Hubman said...

If people I know IRL knew about my blog, oh boy, that would NOT be good...

Chief said...

you definitely play one of the lead roles. I'm not sure whether congratulations are in order or not.

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Yep, people I know read my blog. I started it as a way to let my family and friends know about Roy's treatments without making hundreds of phone calls. I found out that my boss read it when I (inadvertantly) called him by name, followed by "Transvestite, micromanaging little Hitler" or something like that. Wouldn't you know it....he Googled his name and found it???
I probably should come up with another blog that is anonymous!
It's hard trying to stay so clean!

And yes Shelle, you are a little confusing...but in an endearing way. Sometimes I get whiplash reading your blog because you bounce back and forth so much! The worst part is that I GET YOU! OH MY!

We still on for Vegas?

♥,Lilly

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Hubman--hehehehehe well we all have our vices

Chief-- HA! hmmmm... I'll take whatever as long as I have a lead role!!!

Lilly--I'm always up for Vegas! And thank you for getting me, even though you have to endure whip lash! :)

April said...

I have a non-blogging sister who reads my blog but my other blogging sister doesn't know she reads our blogs, so I will leave sarcastic comments about my non-blogging sister knowing she is going to read it (but my blogging sister doesn't) and then my non-blogging sister emails me and we laugh about it.

I am so evil! muwahahaha!!!

T said...

I wig out all the time... the in-laws read it regularly, my family reads it (my sister even makes up weird names to comment with... keeping me guessing) AND a number of the members of my ward read it. INCLUDING a member of the bishopric!

and then there's this other chick (or a few of them actually) here in town that reads it... THAT wigs me out :)

Just Jules said...

Did not read a word of this blog. Not one. I just stopped in to quickly say HI and I miss you!

Colorado is fabulous.... wishing it would be possible to move, but in real life it wouldn't work like it would in my mind. sigh.

It is so fabulous here

IWA (e - va) said...

Our community is way too small to not know the people who read the blog... i just assume everyone i know is reading it because I'll be in places and they'll say things straight from the blog!

I do think that it is weird to meet the people that read it, that i dont know in real life! It is always a trip for me! but I have gained lots of friends that way! and like wise have helped others because of the blog!

IWA (e - va) said...

April.. thats way evil... but it sounds soo fun!

Devri said...

Friends? I don't have any of those... oh well, that is why I have my bloggy friends, if you knew me in rl, you'd run! lol

once someone took us to court, and in the court, she blurted out, blah blah blah, cuz I read your blog! lol I died laughing. and so did the judge!

Youngblood4ever said...

Devri- I think I don't have many friends anymore either. Most people I "talk to" are on blogs. Heehee!

mother goose said...

yeah, it does, and it is one of the main reasons I had to go private for a while. I feel so much less stress and am back to blogging for myself and my family. Without worrying who is offended or who is chatting at church. Church was the biggest issues! so petty.

wendy said...

Um, I don't think I have ever had a problem understanding your blog ----eeks ------maybe there is a problem with ME. I understand Shelle-ese.....
you are funny.
I am back - have high speed now and hope be be back into the blogging world. I'll be catching up with you
and YES, that is a great photo shot of the little guy

American in Norway said...

Only certain people in the US know about my family... only ONE of my friends in Norway reads my blog... HOWEVER... I have met about 8 NEW friends this summer through my blog... Loving it! Who knew I could meet real life friends pouring my heart out?! PS... I totally "GET" your blog... great minds think alike! : )

Stephanie Faris said...

Your blog doesn't seem confusing to me but I'm a new reader so maybe I've yet to find out how confusing it can be!

My boyfriend sometimes reads my blogs but since I moved over to Blogger, we can't get the e-mail notification thing to work so he misses it more days than not. Maybe that's for the best. He was starting to get paranoid that everything I wrote was about him.

Cherie said...

I don't think I have a problem with that. I have a pretty good mix of people I know and don't know who read the blog.
They all think I am nuts sometimes - what do I care?? (evil laughter - Bwahhh hhhahaaa hahahhha).

I love your blog!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love that comment of the week!!

Aubrey said...

LOL

I'm throwing a bone your way. *justkidding* You KNOW I luv ya!

The only person outside of my hubby and son that read my blog is my friend IRL Nikke. She actually got me started on this whole blog addiction. If I did find out someone else I knew read my blog then yes, it would be trippy.

April said...

WENDY!!!!!! I saw you!!!! I missed you!!! You're back!!!!! mwah!!! (that was a kiss!)

And yes Iwa...I am evil...laugh included! Thanks for noticing!

T you silly girl! hehehehe!!!

Debbie said...

Only when I dont realize they are reading it. If they've been commenting and I know they're checking it out it doesnt trip me up but if my neighbor randomly started talking about it it would throw me for a loop.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

I don't write anything on my blog that I would mind if people who knew me IRL read. I know a handful of people who read my stuff, and aside from being totally flattered, it takes away my ability to tell stories when we hang out, cause they already know everything that's going on in my life.

The Burtons said...

Shelle Im sorry I hope I didn't make you feel bad. We need to get togather sometime parker would love to play with Slade. Your little girl is getting So big. Your kids are Way cute!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh how cute.

And we are still so twins. I hate it when people tell me my blog is so confusing.

sniff.

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