Sunday, January 15, 2012

Privacy

Rachel here. Sorry it's taken so long to post! Apparently I ran out of photo space on my blog, so I had to purchase more. Am I naive to think that could happen?

I think I've had a change of heart on going private. I know I know... make a decision. I'd noticed scary things happening while we've been out of town. I'm VERY careful about sharing where I am when. I don't post about vacations/trips out of town until AFTER they've already happened. On Facebook, people were tagging me in specific locations (5 hours away from home) and sharing my photos with people I didn't know. Frankly I don't need people who I don't know knowing how far away I am from my home. With a husband that travels... my privacy when it comes to safety is really important to me. I'd recently deleted over 200 friends from my Facebook account in hopes of cutting down on sharing with folks who weren't necessarily friends... and frankly more acquaintances. I also don't feel comfortable with people I don't know seeing photos of my children UNLESS I CHOOSE TO SHARE THEM. When it comes down to it I don't know who reads this blog, but that makes me aware of what I'm sharing. Here, I control what I share. I've since shared my concerns with those who honestly meant no harm by sharing my information, and it seems to be all worked out... for now. If things change, and I begin to feel weary again... I won't think twice about going private. I've actually become "friends" with people through my blog that I otherwise would never have had the opportunity to connect with. This is a serious outlet for me... and allows me to share ideas, stories, strategies... with others who have done the same for me when I needed them.

So there you have it. If anything, I've learned of some of you who read this blog, whom I don't know... obviously it does something for you... even if it's just a read for a good laugh to make you feel better about your own situation. ;) What kind of person would I be if i took that away from you? HA! Thanks for reading!

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