Just curious. I know my parents and my sister-in-law (who also started a blog soon after I did, cool!) read mine, but I think that's it. Which is no big deal (even though part of the reason I started it was to keep everyone updated, oh well!). I read my SIL's blog all the time and it's been great getting to know her better (and I've gotten some insights into my not-so-talkative brother too!)
Even if most of the family isn't reading, an unexpected benefit has been becoming a part of the blogging community. I had no idea there was such an amazing bunch of mommies (and daddies) out there in the blogosphere! It's awesome reading others' blogs and sharing comments, I am so addicted!! LOL
Yes, pretty much my entire family reads my blog; even my father-in-law, who hates to read, will talk to me about what I've written and how he enjoyed it. They all enjoy the stories of our daily life and the way I write (or, so they tell me).
My parents read my blog. Which is fine. We live a distance and it keeps us connected. Also, I am sorry to say, my mother in law read my blog. There are times that I would love to post a STARK RAVING MAD RANT about my mother in law, then I remember that she reads it. BUMMER. Here is the kicker. I got an email, tonight, asking me to confirm my MIL as a friend on facebook. HELLO, I don't even have facebook to myself, anymore.
I have emailed my site to my family several times. It's in my signature in my email. They still don't read it from what I understand. I have to pretty much keep it up on the monitor for my husband to read it. But my friends do so that keeps me happy.
Only two people in my family are even aware of it. I've been reluctant to share it with my friends, just because in my real life I'm not a very open opinionated person, so sharing kind of involves a certain vulnerability on my part, you know vs the anonymity of the web...if that makes sense.
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