I follow a couple dozen blogs. I follow them all publicly (except 1). I'm not ashamed that I like to read about other people's lives, enjoy some funny anecdotes, and get some new recipes. I'm a blogger and I follow blogs publicly (except 1).
Got me thinking... how many people follow my blog anonymously? I mean I know of a couple friends who don't do the 'google reader' thing and who just visit on occassion but sometimes I get the feeling there are more readers out there than let on. Random conversations at work with people who wouldn't normally know odd details about my life... strangers even maybe... Or maybe I'm giving myself too much credit.
The Mrs., Shoe Obsessed, Clemson girl... I don't know these women but I find them entertaining and follow their blogs. I'm not ashamed. Then there are my friends who blog (Aly, Julie, CaS, Anne, Megs -although I wish she had a life blog too-... there are several). Following their blogs enables me to catch up on life without actually having to talk to them. Again, social networking is terrible for actual communication. There are also the blogs I follow only for entertainment. The sheer ridiculousness of some people's lives is entertaining. I won't mention them.
So... what's there to be ashamed of? Join me in publicly following along. Don't hide in the shadows of cyberspace.
The Best part? I'll keep writing as long as one or two keep reading. LBS*, I'll keep writing regardless of if anyone's reading.
*Let's Be Serious