Friday, July 10, 2009

Private Blog

I hate private blogs. There. I said it.

I have a stack of private blogs at the bottom of my blog list. I never look at them. I never know when they've been updated and I'm not going to check each one every day. I completely understand why someone would choose to be private - especially if they have children; the world is a scary place. Maybe I just don't know the ins and outs of blogging enough. Is there an easier way to view private blogs and know when they've been updated? Do I have to subscribe to the blog and check my email feed every day? Would that even register that it's been updated?

8 comments:

Trent and Amelia said...

A.men. I am the same way- i never look at private blogs because reader doesnt register them. hate it.

Kirsten and Sean said...

ha ha Surprisingly, I kinda feel the same way...mine is only private because my in-laws were starting drama...and I would get weird stalker people like commenting me and stuff...I think it shows up on your dashboard if you follow it...my sisters are private and I always see when theirs updates

J'Nette said...

when i read your blog heading my initial thought was "crap, another person going private." I hate it too for the same reasons you do. Thank you for not doing it!

JoDell said...

I second that...I am glad you're not joining the private blogger group! It is super annoying, BUT I would probably go private if weird stalker people were leaving comments. As it is, the list of people who look at my blog is very small (thankfully, b/c I never, never, never want to go private!)

Breanne said...

amen sistah

rlsecor said...

Whew Im glad you are nt going private!

I would start moderating posts - before I would go private.

I try to keep my info generic so that it doesnt say too much about where we live or things that would make someone able to find us....

I sometimes wish I could say things about my relatives in private but since a lot of what I put out there is for relatives to keep up with our family - I just bite my tounge -

I need to check my reader - because I don't ever check the private blogs either - it would be nice to see when they update!

Laurel said...

Yeah, I pretty much agree with you 100%. For some of my friends I'll go out of my way to read them, but for acquaintances and such, it's just hard to remember! Thanks for staying public! :)

Elise said...

haha...I AGREE!!! I was kind of upset that I had to go private...for a variety of reasons that don't need to be shared on a public forum. Bottom line- people that didn't need to be reading my personal business some how discovered it and I needed to monitor that. Anyways- I much prefer public blogs...oh well, such is life.