I started my blog three years ago almost as a continuation of the advice column I wrote in business school. I had no idea what it would become, how it would evolve, how my readership would grow. At first I didn’t tell anyone about it. I still don’t! I simply started including the blog address in my email signature. Then my name became google-able which is the reason why I’m taking it down. I have lost my anonymity and now it’s time to take it back.
by Mary Oliver
It’s our weekly routine, going to My Gym Saturday mornings. I’m up front, driving. I’m not a morning person. So I’m still easing into life at 10am. Dominic is in the back, strapped into his car seat. He’s wide awake. He looks caffeinated–bright eyed and bushy tailed. He initiates conversation. Sometimes I don’t understand him, but most times I do.
The time has come to say good-bye. I haven’t yet figured out what I’m going to do. There’s no password-protect feature on Blogger. If I want to limit my readership, I have to submit the names of 100 faithful readers. They in turn have to sign up for an account in order to view my blog. Maybe I’ll start a new blog altogether; I just won’t associate my name with it. Or I can take a break, end the blog, qualify for the Boston marathon, learn how to cook, learn how to sew, learn how to paint…fall in love anonymously.