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Texas, United States
I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Private blog?

OK, I am thinking of making my blog private...so only people I know and have approved can read it. I have no specific reason for doing this, just something I have been considering. What do you guys think, good idea for privacy reasons? or too annoying because then you have to log on to read?

P.S.I have already ruled out the possibility of getting cool visitors like Kelli!

8 comments:

Danielle said...

do whatever makes you most comfortable. I have too many friends that read mine here and their that I don't know if I will go private, and I've actually had friends from college and high school find me through a friends blog. but like I said do whatever makes you happy.

Shannon said...

Yeah, the one downer to making it private is that anyone that wants to read it has to have my email address. The more I think about it the less I want too, I have no idea!

Anonymous said...

Just consider that a non-private blog like you have now is like putting everything up on a billboard on Hwy 30, except that is accessible to literally billions of people. Anyone can read it or see your pictures. If you just want to use it to communicate with friends and family, go private. I'll just have to write the password down somewhere! Dad

Shannon said...

and that is exactly why i have been considering the private idea, but then again what about those few people in the "billions of people" that i haven't talked to in years and somehow they find me all b/c of my billboard? see, these are the questions that haunt me...

Missy said...

My sister made hers private after some random guy commented on hers and his profile said he lived in the same city as she did. It might be annoying to have to log on, but usually gmail and blogger keep you logged on. You could always try it for a while and if it's too annoying you can always take it off. I can tell you horror stories from my bro-in-law that's in the FBI about child predators, but I won't. Just be careful about the type of pics you post, how much personal info you share and never never post your home address, phone #, where you work or things like that. I try to be good about all that, but it's easy to forget!

Just don't forget to send us all invites if you do make it private! ;)

Shannon said...

yeah, i think if i make it private i will set the comments to where I have to approve it before publishing and everyone can leave their email as a comment. SO i can make sure normal readers get invited :)

Shannon said...

and yes, child predators are my main concern, i have been worried about that type of thing lately for some reason...not sure why, but i want to listen to promtimgs ya know?

Kelli said...

I've been thinking about doing the same thing.