If you've been reading my blog for a while (thank you if you have!) then you may remember a post back in April where I spoke about the reasons I kept my blog a secret (post here). In a nutshell, I was embarrassed and afraid of being judged. Sounds silly, but I know that a lot of bloggers feel exactly the same and some of the comments I received on that post confirmed that I wasn't alone.
However some of the comments were so overwhelmingly supportive and complimentary that I decided to bite the bullet and tell a few people. And hey, turns out that people don't actually care all that much. I don't mean that in a bad way, I just mean that me having a blog wasn't like some massive reveal which resulted in people saying 'OMG can you believe it, who does she think she is?' (not to my face anyway - lols).
My friends have been nothing but absolutely lovely and a couple of my close friends have even told me that they're proud of me and that just makes my heart all happy and fuzzy. I haven't heard anyone judging me so if they are they're doing it behind my back and if that's the case then we probably weren't that great friends to begin with. The thing is I'm so happy that people know and I can relax and talk about it with friends because it's something that I'm so passionate about and not being able to talk about it with the people who mean the most is kind of sad.
I guess this is just a little short and sweet post to say THANK YOU to all the lovely people who commented on the first post which encouraged me to share my blog with other people and also to all my friends who have been absolutely lovely about it since.
I would also encourage other bloggers who were in my situation before to tell their friends and family about their blogs because I really think you'll be surprised at how supportive the people around you really are!
Do people know about your blog or not?