I pulled my blog down awhile ago. There was a variety of reasons, but the biggest was definitely privacy. Both mine and my family’s. I have written about some pretty personal stuff on here, about myself, my kids and my husband. And anyone could read it, and people did. People from my past. So I slammed the door shut so no one could see it. But I missed writing. More than I thought I would, so I opened it up again, for now.
But for those of you out there who also write, how have you dealt with privacy issues? I thought about restricting who had access, but I like the fact that if someone is looking for information on anencephaly or oppositional defiant disorder, they can maybe stumble across me. There have been times in my life where I felt that the Internet was the only place where I could find someone who related. I know that I will be much more conscious of what I write, but I am looking forward to writing again.