On blogging, privacy and sharing our lives online

blogging and privacy

There’s a general perception that bloggers are all a little narcissistic. We have an unquenchable need to share our lives with the world and seek approval from strangers  – strangers who tell us that our outfits look gorgeous/ our kids are cute/ our homes are stylish/ our lives are fun. We document our daily outings through Facebook, share our every thought via Twitter, and upload photos of what we’re about to eat on Instagram. And we rate our success on how many likes, comments, retweets, page views we get…
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The truth is, before I started blogging I was quite a private person. I was pretty useless with social media, preferring to browse other people’s feeds rather than update my own. I didn’t have a desire to share my life with the world – I was too busy enjoying it and never felt the need to let other people know just how much.

I always say that I started this blog because I wanted a creative outlet during my maternity leave. I wanted to keep my brain engaged and knew that I would miss writing, which I did every single day in my PR day job. But perhaps a part of me (a teeny weeny part of me) also didn’t want the world to forget about me.

Before becoming a mum I went to the office every day where I would chat with colleagues about my day to day life, I could go out for drinks with friends for a ‘catch up’, or go and visit family for advice at the drop of a hat. Becoming a stay at home mum changes all of that. And yes, whilst I was changing nappies, doing night feeds and wondering where my next sleep was coming from, perhaps there was a small part of me that felt like the world and everyone else in it was getting on without me.

So yes, perhaps there was a part of me that didn’t want you to forget about me.

And I didn’t want to forget either. I wanted to record these precious moments – being pregnant, having a baby, being a new mum, watching my baby grow – as I knew I would never get to have them again. I also took comfort from reading other parenting blogs and realising that in fact, I wasn’t just a useless mum. New babies are hard work! And I wanted to provide that comfort to others through my own posts.blogging and privacy

Does the fact that I share and record my life on the internet mean that it’s no longer private? I don’t think so.

I’m still a pretty private person. Yes, you can read about my life online and view pictures of my family, but I have a general rule that if I wouldn’t tell/show these things to somebody I’ve just met, then it doesn’t go on here. You can go one step further of course and choose not to share private photos, or further still and choose to remain completely anonymous (or just keep your blog closed to the public for that matter!) I totally respect why some bloggers take these routes.

But for me, I’ve always enjoyed publishing as myself. Not because I want everyone to know what I’ve created (okay, perhaps a little) but because I’ve always wanted to stay completely true to myself and publishing as myself means that I really don’t have anywhere to hide. I always have to ask myself if I’d be happy for my parents, old friends, daughter (once old enough) and future boss to read my blog? Yes. Because it’s the part of me that I don’t mind people knowing. My better part. It’s the moments of our lives I want to remember.

We all know that blogs share the sunnier side of life. As Alison Perry fantastically puts it in her post ‘My life isn’t really this pretty’  – we filter our lives online and only share what we choose. You have to choose what you’re comfortable sharing online and if it doesn’t feel right, don’t publish it.blogger privacy

I know that some bloggers use their blogs to vent or rant – and that’s fine, if that’s what you’re comfortable with. Your blog is yours to do with as you please. But personally I don’t tend to write posts if I’m feeling angry or upset about something. I don’t want you to know about it. It’s private. I don’t want a post on the internet in my name that may make an employer think twice about hiring me, may upset my family, or embarrass my daughter when she grows up. There was one post I wrote when I was feeling upset and it did feel good to write. But it made my hubby feel sad and I did make a few tweaks to it afterwards. I don’t regret writing the post, but I discovered that I have a limit to my outpourings.

Blogging for me isn’t all about sharing my life online. It’s become an art form. It’s something you can get better at every day, but also something that I feel you never completely master. That’s why it’s totally addictive. There is always something to improve or create. I’ve always loved writing and the written word and I find it cathartic putting pen to paper (okay, words on a screen). There’s something very satisfying about creating a post that didn’t exist on the internet before I put it there. I’ve also discovered a passion for photography through blogging which I always knew was there, but never had anywhere to channel it. And who knew that I would be able to build and manage a website? All by myself.

And yes, I do spend ages getting a good picture for Instagram (although my feed is most definitely not perfection). But not because I want the perfect selfie, but because I want to create a picture that makes people feel something and I want to create an online photo album of the best parts of my life that I can look back on. I want to write posts that people can relate to or that inspire them in some way. My blog really isn’t about me at all. It’s about my need to create and communicate. And I suppose to put my tiny mark on the world. Hi, I was here.

Every blogger blogs for different reasons, but having a blog doesn’t make you a narcissist, or someone that craves acceptance and admiration. It makes you a creative. Whether you want somewhere to record your life, you want to earn extra money or you just need somewhere to channel your frustration with the world you live in. Your blog can be as private as you make it, you just have to decide what you’re comfortable with and always remain true to yourself…within reason!


What are your thoughts on blogging and privacy? Do you have a limit to what you share online?


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  1. Lisa
    August 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Great post!!
    I started my blog to just document what we were doing and what it was like to be a nearly to be wifey and mummy, all while still working a full-time job. I don’t however really share my blog with family and friends. I suppose I find it easier to blog to strangers than to people I know.

  2. Tim
    August 9, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    It is odd to look at from the outside, and us bloggers do often get accused of oversharing. But then is ‘oversharing’ any worse than people we know on Facebook who only ever give us the most selective snippets of their ‘perfect’ lives? I’ve learned so much over the years from bloggers who have supposedly overshared – what it’s like to live with a child who has autism or Down’s syndrome or a heart defect, what it’s like to live with suicidal depression, how a single parent copes, so many things. If that’s a result of bloggers oversharing, I’m all for it. At heart, humans are all storytellers – bloggers just have a particular public medium through which they tell stories. 🙂

    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. I often question if it’s any different to anyone else who shares their lives through social media. And as you say, reading and sharing through blogs can make us less ignorant to so many issues that we would never think about otherwise.

  3. Anna
    August 10, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks for this post, it came at just the right time for me! I’m just starting out blogging so I’ve been grappling with some of these issues as I think of myself as a pretty private person too!

    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      So glad it was helpful – just decide what feels comfortable for you and stick to it x

  4. Helena
    August 10, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I loved reading this and it’s something I’ve been questioning. In fact I’m sure every blogger questions this at some point. It’s interesting how everyone has a different level of what they share. For instance some people show visuals of their little ones faces while others only show their backs. #TwinklyTuesday
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the read! I think as long as we stick to what we’re comfortable with then we’ll always enjoy blogging.

  5. Mother of 3
    August 12, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I have found myself editing a few old posts and changing what/ how I share things over time but even though I share about my life and my kids (and tons of pictures) I too still consider myself a private person.
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  6. Lisa (mummascribbles)
    August 14, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I have moments (like today) when I think that maybe I shouldn’t share photos of Zach or his name and then I realise I’m a tad too late for that, and actually, I don’t share anything that I don’t feel comfortable with sharing. I think it’s very much an each to their own and we shouldn’t judge people for how much or how little they want to share! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Definitely each to their own – as long as I feel comfortable and I’m not hurting anyone I’ll continue as I am x

  7. briony
    August 17, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I always think ‘what will my son think when he’s a teenager’ and if I think it would mortify him I don’t post it. I started off being really private, then i got braver and started sharing more about our personal lives as I love to document what we are doing. Ultimately my blog is for me, I just enjoy letting other people enjoy the ride. #bestandworst

    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      I also got braver the longer I blogged and share more of our family too as that’s what I enjoy documenting the most. That’s a good way to look at blogging x

  8. jeremy@thirstydaddy
    August 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I found myself nodding a long to a lot of this. There are people that I’ve known for years that have said that they’ve found out more about me and feel they know me much better now that I’ve started blogging. I’ve never been known for being much of a talker.

    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      I think we can be ourselves on our blogs and make sense of our thoughts. I definitely share more of myself online than offline too

  9. Jessica
    August 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Great post! I started my blog to share my experiences about my health. Namely, because I wanted to be able to help others. I do try to keep some parts of my life private though. I am about to have my fourth baby, and the idea that, someday, someone could approach them in public and call them by name terrifies me. So, I don’t share their names, and I could count on one hand the number of pictures of them on my blog. I also don’t include my husband’s name or photograph on my blog. I made the choice to share my story, not him, and while he supports it fully, I just feel more comfortable letting him choose what he shares online for himself. I respect the choices that other bloggers make though, in what they share and don’t share. It’s a very personal decision, and everyone should do what is best for themselves and their families, if applicable. 😉

  10. gigi
    August 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Hi! I definitely guard my privacy online! At least, I hope I do! I’m even careful what I put on my personal Facebook page. Some people might call it paranoid, but its just me! :). I think people should post whatever they feel comfortable sharing (as long as it doesn’t hurt someone else).
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Totally agree! It is easy to get a little paranoid, but better to be that way I think!

  11. Patti
    August 17, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    In my “real” physical life, I’m still a pretty private person. Online it doesn’t look like it, but there’s lots I hold close. The No-Share Zone!

    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Exactly! I’m sure we are all the same! X

  12. A Cornish Mum
    August 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Before I started blogging, I wasn’t even on social media ha! I am careful in what I share and some topics are no go when it comes to my children, but I do open up more on my blog than I probably do in real life sometimes.

    Stevie x
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Haha its funny how blogging turns us all into social media experts! And you have such a huge following too! X

      1. A Cornish Mum
        August 19, 2016 at 8:58 pm

        Ha I had zero idea how to even use Twitter or Instagram at first, which made me feel very old. Now though obviously I have gained a huge amount of ‘Cool Mum’ points and the boys’ friends all keep nagging their Mums to start blogs 😉

        Stevie x
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  13. Chantal Milk&Nappies
    August 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I started my blog for the very same reasons, and I totally agree with you regarding keeping my blog positive and only sharing the things I would happily tell a stranger – I think though it’s all about what you as an individual are happy to put out there xx

    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Totally agree, we all have our own boundaries and limits – as long as we’re not upsetting anyone xx

  14. Lisa - The Love of a Captain blog
    August 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I certainly share more on my blog than I should, i.e. embarrassing moments. I’m always careful about what I share of the children though, some images that I see posted do worry me. I agree about ranting too, that should be left well clear of the blog! #picknmix
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      August 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      I always find it a challenge weighing up between those moments I want to remember that probably should stay off the blog. I think when we’re creating an online diary it can be easy to get carried away! X

  15. MotherofTeenagers
    August 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I am still a newbie and have told absolutely nobody in my offline world about my blog. I don’t censor what I write that much, it is meant to be an open and honest account of the challenges of being a mum to teenagers, but I don’t want to embarrass my kids or my family by outing them with pictures etc. Like you my background is PR and I still write so for me it is another means of satisfying an itch to write and blogging is an interesting world….#picknmix
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  16. Sarah
    August 19, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t like writing negative posts or pouring my heart out too much. I’d rather my blog be more fun and a bit of a diary about my children and life. I love sharing photos on Insta and Facebook and that’s about it!! I totally get what you are saying as think you sound a bit similar! Definite food for thought and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst
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  17. becca farrelly
    August 19, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    I completely agree, although I publish a lot of our life online in some shape or form, it is filtered and probably does show the nicer part of our lives. I don’t publish many negative things and certainly wouldn’t publish things that are ‘too’ personal! I don’t keep my name or families names a secret and I don’t worry about privacy too much however I do think before sharing photos and information online 🙂

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  18. TheIrishBabyFairy
    August 20, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Interesting post Natalie. I started my blog anonymously but found I needed to change that in order to engage with more people as friends and family were my first readers and sharers! I think having a blog makes you reflect more on life which is always a good thing. #picknmix
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  19. Alana -Burnished Chaos
    August 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    You’re right, we are all different and all have our own reasons and comfort levels and being true to ourselves is the most important part. I also try to focus on the positive sides of family life and never want to write anything that will upset or embarrass my children when they are older.
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  20. Mouse, Moo and Me Too
    August 20, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    It’s strange – the more I blog, the more I feel comfortable divulging – but I still find it easier to think of an audience of strangers rather than my friends and family reading it! I also started out thinking I’d never share a single photo of my children, but Instagram soon put paid to that. I feel weird about it sometimes and think I should be keeping them off of social media – but I guess it’s a bit late now. #KCACOLS

  21. Alex Fihema
    August 20, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    It’s nice to read why people blog. I have started my blog to try and catalogue my life with children, but it has become an outlet where as I tell my story I’m realising why it needs to be told and what conclusion I’m getting from it.
    It has helped me understand myself and my children a lot more.

  22. Fran Back With a Bump
    August 21, 2016 at 7:44 am

    This is a good post and something I often think about. If it wasn’t for my blog I probably wouldn’t use social media as much especially since my husband hates it. I too don’t share anything I wouldn’t want friends, work colleagues etc to hear. I try not to write anything too personal about my family either and rarely name people. #kcacols
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  23. justsayingmum
    August 21, 2016 at 8:42 am

    That you for sharing this – such an interesting post. I’m aware of the criticism we may get for oversharing and a few months into blogging I almost stopped as I got scared – I too am private and felt I’d opened myself up too much. However, I love to write and I love to read others’ journeys so I’m glad people blog but we have to do it in a way that is comfortable for us. I don’t publish anything until my husband has read it and the children are happy with the content. I also would never post photos of the children unless they have agreed – there’s a balance and we all have to find the one that works for us #KCACOLS ps loving your hair!!
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  24. Min
    August 21, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I agree. I have limits to what I put online as well. I have experienced issues as a result of things I’ve written online in the past, which makes me extra-careful now, and you are right to point out that whatever is online is out there for anyone to see-friends, family members, and current or potential employers. I try to think about how those groups of people might react, before posting anything. #KCACOLS
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  25. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    August 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    This is such an interesting one! It strikes me that an awful lot of bloggers are quite introverted, but blogging creates an outlet to share and organise their thoughts. I think we fall in the same space with our attitudes – I want my blog to be a positive space, and a record of my life that I’ll want to look back on in years to come. I think your caveat of ‘would I share this with a total stranger’ is a good one to keep in mind. Although I think people are welcome to write whatever they want on their blog, I do tend to hold back on anything that I feel might upset someone, or is not something that I’d feel comfortable sharing with just anyone. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  26. Helen @ Little Owl Gift Baskets
    August 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Really interesting post. I have two blogs, one of which I kept a secret from people in real life (until an ex-colleague stumbled across it, now everyone knows about it, haha!). I’m a pretty private person so didn’t mind strangers reading my blog but didn’t want people I actually knew reading it! #KCACOLS

  27. Becci Davis The UnNatural Mother
    August 21, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I started my blog to regain a bit of my identity. I’m on baby No2 and have found MAT leave a little restricting this time due to having the older one at school and having to do the drop off’s & pick up’s. I post a lot of pictures of my children but don’t see this any different to what I was doing on my personal FB page. My blog is about their lives & how I’m coping as a mum so without the photo’s it wouldn’t make much sense.#KCACOLS
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  28. Andrea @Topsy Turvy Tribe
    August 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I totally agree. Thanks for sharing your thoughts is helped to clarify my own! #KCACOLS

  29. Emma me and b
    August 21, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    this is a great post 🙂 and something I have often thought about too. I try and keep my blog fairly neutral really and enjoy recording the days out and fun times we have with b. I’ve enjoyed writing about the tougher times too. it feels good to get it all sometimes. I only wish id started blogging earlier. I used to keep journals while growing up and this is such a fab extension of that really! #picknmix

  30. Louise
    August 21, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I began blogging, like you, as a creative outlet whilst on maternity leave. It was also to document my return to running after the birth of my third baby as a motivator. Only a month into my blogging journey I experienced a tragedy that was the loss of my friend following a battle with post natal depression. From that point on, my blog became a personal mission to document the highs and lows of being a parent, the fact that finding me time is hard but essential and, that there is no shame in talking about mental health. Some of my posts were difficult to write and I often unshared some personal photographs. However, I questioned why I did not want to share some details. If they felt personal and private because they were about my family and not mine to share, then I didn’t. If I felt vulnerable because of a stigma attached to my mental health then I shared it. My friend hid so much because she was ashamed, I want to show others that it is better to speak up so help can come. I try to keep posts gentle and lighthearted and always feel encouraged by private messages from people who say they found comfort or courage in what I have said. I find blogging so powerful for this reason. Thanks for a great post. #KCACOLS

  31. Nikki
    August 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Obviously there are quite a few of us that have feelings on this subject. Great post. I used to be a lot more private about what I shared on the blog, but our circumstances changed things dramatically.

    When the worst moments of your life are on the television news, over and over again, the decision about what to keep private changes. We were put in a position to either share the truth, or let people believe what they had seen in a 60-second snippet on the television. So, I do share quite a bit of our lives on the blog. But I do ask my children before posting something.

    Much of what I write about in our personal lives is about mental illness and addiction. So although I do want to be open in order to help others, I still take into consideration what being open will mean for my children when they are out in public.

    I have really enjoyed seeing what others have to say on the topic. I am someone who likes to keep things private, and I did until our circumstances changed.

  32. Soppy mum (Sara)
    August 22, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I’ve only started blogging recently, in part as something to do and wake my brain up! But there have been posts that haven’t left the draft folder!! #kcacols

  33. Claire
    August 23, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Great post. I started my blog for similar reasons, I wanted to keep record of the first year of my sons life. It’s also nice to have something ‘adult’ to focus on! I don’t think it’s narcissistic, but I think there are some people who just don’t get it! #kcacols
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  34. Rebecca Taylor
    August 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    A fabulous post. Beautifully written. And I couldn’t agree more with what you say. It is easy to see blogging as narcissistic, but it really isn’t. Thank you for sharing. #KCACOLS

  35. Liane
    August 24, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I have a lot of friends that share more about their lives in their Facebook status updates than I do on my blog! Haha! It’s funny because I’m a very shy and introverted person in real life. I think my blog is a way to bring myself out of my shell. Lovely post and gorgeous photos!
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  36. Cheryl
    August 24, 2016 at 8:29 am

    This is so interesting and something that I and have grappled with and it seems to affect many other bloggers too. I started my blog as a creative outlet and a way to promote and keep writing for my freelance business so I’d never get too ranty or sweary, but I have found that I’ve shared more as I’ve blogged more. My husband hates that I share photos of the kids publicly on the blog and Instagram so I often question the privacy issues. Thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS xx
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  37. Kim
    August 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Well written and I think many of us share these same boundaries. I started my blog for the same reasons as you, and knew I wanted to be personable through by blog but not share too much. I did a couple venting posts as I was starting out but I realized that people at my husbands job read my blog (nosey people) so I try to limit those kinds of posts. I find an outlet in my blog because it’s all mine and I love the blogging community. I think we can be selectively private and still be honest and interesting online so that’s what I strive for. anyways great post, I enjoyed reading! #KCACOLS
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  38. Davina
    August 24, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I really agree with this. If I mention my husband or post photos of him on my blog, I always check that he’s okay with it first. And I only use flattering photos of my children for the same reason. I think it’s really important to think about the other people you talk about on your blog, which is something you obviously believe too. #KCACOLS
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  39. Mummy and Monkeys
    August 25, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I’ve definitely written about things on my blog that are very private to me and that I wasn’t able to tell friends, yet somehow I could write it. I try not to share too much about my children that could make them embarrassed in the future. There are some things I would love to be able to write about but they are too private. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

  40. The Hippy Christian Mum
    August 27, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Like you, I have to imagine future employees or my kods reading the blog in years to come and that acts as my filter really pre publishing each post. If I meantion anything to do with other people it is always anonymous and I have deleted a few lines before now in the edit that I think the person coild have identified themself in. If that makes sense. I try to imagine reading something about myself on someone else’s blog and if I would be happy about that, even if it is a positive thing. My main concern is the children possibly feeling embarrassed when they get older by being talked about so much in my blog so I try to repect that and rather than specific stories I tend to write about my parenting kind of thing. Another thing I have to remind myself of is to say “I” rather than “we”. I’m so used to texting friends/chatting about things my husband and I have done together but for my blog I want it to be from my perspective. Ah I love blogging. It is totally addictive you’re right! #KCACOLS

  41. OddHogg
    August 27, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I definitely have limits about what I’ll post. Its not just about only posting the “good bits” but if I wouldn’t be happy discussing it with my parents or grandparents I don’t think I should be sharing it with the internet. I just apply some simple common sense 🙂 #kcacols
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  42. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    August 28, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Natalie, interesting post and comments! I love reading what others have to say on this subject. Mine is a food blog, so perhaps it’s easier for me to not “overshare.” Because I stick fairly close to the topics of food and tea and wine, about the most “revealing” thing I say about my husband on the blog is that he has texture issues with some foods!
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  43. Nadia - ScandiMummy
    September 10, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I think I’m very much on the same page as you and I loved this post. I try and open up, but I have limits and for my own mood’s sake I prefer to focus on the positive things in life on the blog. Hope to see you again irl soon. #KCACOLS

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x
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  44. Stella Lee@ Purfylle
    September 12, 2016 at 2:46 am

    I’m just sitting here nodding. I still struggle to participate in social media, I can’t quite bring myself to add my photo to the sidebar either. I find blogging certainly challenges my comfort levels, but is definitely addictive.
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      September 12, 2016 at 11:18 am

      I do struggle with posting photos of myself – but I’m slowly getting better at it! I’d love to start a vlog but I’m not quite there yet!!

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  46. Cristina
    November 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I’m a very private person. I almost never share personal information about my life or about my friends or family on my blog. I like to believe that people can relate and enjoy my blog and its content without making my life Internet-public.

    I have a difficult time to understand parents who expose their young children to the Internet (not just blogging – social media included). I don’t think it’s fair and safe for the kids. Maybe I’m just too paranoid. 🙂
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  47. Annie Buls (@annienss)
    November 22, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I always feel like i can really trust everyone here in the blogging world. basically i look at my blog like diary.

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