Sometimes I wonder what I would write about if I were completely anonymous. I mean, to lots - probably most of you- I AM pretty anonymous.
But I do have lots of people I know who read my blog. Family, ward members, friends, some of my young women even pop in from time to time. Which means there are some things I can't really write about. Like if something ultra-embarrassing happened to one of my kids.... Or if I'm angry or frustrated with someone. Or I've gained like 10 pounds. Oh, wait. I feel perfectly free to post about that. But as far as the first two examples, it's probable that someone really could connect those dots. And I'd have to live with the fallout.
I've done things like that before. Sent email when I was angry, or told a story about a family member that they did NOT appreciate me divulging to all my friends. And so one thing I decided when I started the blog was that I was going to try really hard to never write something that I would be embarrassed or sad about later.
Sometimes I wonder - - if I don't post a lot about my frustrations and the negative emotions I have, does that give a real picture of who I am? Or is it more like watching Sister Perfect at church with her little row of perfect children on the pew.... Nevermind that she screamed at them all morning long to get that result.... because you don't see that part. I sometimes read back through my archives and wonder who people think I really am. And after reading a mish mash of entries, I think they're pretty honest.
(Shwoo - 'cause I was so worried that you all were thinking I was Sister Perfect or something. Uh huh. )
But boy, there are times, when I'd love to rant anonymously. Maybe I was a little hasty about getting that url pasted into my email signature.
Sometimes I think about starting a completely anonymous whiny blog. It would have practically no readership. Because really? Who wants to read that whiny crap day after day? But it sure would be a good vent.
So if you notice a new commenter on your blog, someone with a name like Whiny McWhinypants, I recommend NOT following the link.
That's all I'm saying'.