Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm Spooked, Are You?

A number of things have me running scared lately, such as: The disappearance of nd (noo duuuuck), which lingers like morning fog in the back of my bloggy brain. (so it's blog fog...the fog-like ghosts of blogs past/passed, whatever). The fact that I have told someone from my Real Life the url to this spot. The fact that I posted an easily googleable thing that might actually be looked for by family members which could lead them straight here. I am spooked. I am wondering how hard it is to start over, and how I would go about it.

And I am missing people. I miss Hyphen, even though she's still around, just not as much. And I miss nd. And I miss ambimb. And I'm questioning this whole blogging endeavor, wondering whether it might actually be a mojo-blocker for me work-wise. I'm momentarily paralyzed. Like, movement will catch "their" attention (and by "their" attention, I mean the people that I don't want to find this blog). So, I've been frozen for the past week. And did y'all read A Lawyer Mom's excellent post about blogger liability and not-so-free speech?

Fear sucks.

(Thanks to Hyphen for unsticking me!!!! Muah!)

6 comments:

Hyphen Mama said...

Blogging is a DEFINITE mojo-blocker if you're trying to um... work and make a living!

If you need to pull the plug, it's surprisingly easy. Last week, I went through my posts from day one and copied/pasted them into a word document for future reference (because seriously, I've posted things that I've failed to actually journal about my life in my private journal)... so that if/when I pull the plug (like being found by my brother/MIL) I'll be ready. THEN you can start a new blog, and skip around your favorite haunts and tell people where to find you now.

Did you share your URL with somebody in a moment of touchy-feely-let's-all-share? No? That's just me? Oh darn. I shared my blog with a few friends and it ended up biting me square in the fanny when I blogged about the time my friend's husband cornered me at his house and told me how much he didn't like me and never had. Sh!t happens.

teasinglydiverse said...

I started over in January and, while it was a bit of a pain, it's not that hard. Mine was harder because I had a public blog and went private/anonymous.

That said, if you DO decide to start over and one of your concerns was the searching, know that if you import your posts or keep your URL/blog identity the same or really similar people will still be able to find you. The power of the Google.

That post about blogging liability is really interesting...it's bookmarked now because I want to give it more thought :)

And I too am sad about the (ohsomysterious) departure of ND.

teasinglydiverse said...

I replied to your comment on my 101 blog with instructions on how to subscribe to the Frenchy Friday Feed! :)

Butterflyfish said...

Instead of pulling blog chalks, I went through the blog and put in "draft" status about half of my published content.

There are options is what I'm saying

Cee said...

blog fog- lol. I am spooked too. It's so sad that our blog universe can be taken away with a little "discovery." RRG. I think I may be careful about the content of what I post- but I don't plan on stopping.

JD-Maybe said...

It's so depressing getting caught. I keep getting caught and now I have lurkers that could get me in big trouble. I hate holding my tongue...Wordpress has a feature where you can password lock certain posts and just like Butterflyfish said you can make them drafts. Ive done that for a lot of posts.