So, here’s the thing. (I have a habit of starting too many conversations that way). I started this blog, because my wife (then fiancee) and I had just moved to San Diego. We were planning to get married, and then planning to get on with the process of growing a family, and I wanted to document the experience. And share it with people I don’t really know. Because that makes sense and feels right.
Not long after I started blogging, a Real Life Friend found my blog and started following. I love this person in real life, and would probably discuss these topics with him in person, but it totally blew my mind that he happened to find my blog. To be honest, it freaked me out. I wondered who else might stumble upon it. And how? We have NOT been telling many of our real life friends and family that we are trying. We know our networks will be happy for us when we succeed, but we don’t need curiosity or questions during the process.
So, in fear, I removed the TTC posts and kind of, well, completely quit blogging. I’ve just been lurking. In the shadows. No, in the sunlight. Can one lurk in sunlight? I comment on many blogs, mostly about TTC and LGBT families. But I feel like an outsider looking in.
That being said, I’ve decided to get over it and BLOG ON. If you are a Real Life Friend, PLEASE, do not start sharing our story with our other Real Life Friends yet. I am sure that they’ll all hear about us and come read these titillating posts once we are famous bloggers. JUST KIDDING. I hope that never happens. Seriously.
Anyway, anonymous internet friends, TTC compatriots, Real Life Friends, and other trolls…we’re back! Thank you for reading along! Do any of you have awkward blog/real life overlap? How did you handle it?
Have a good weekend!