Monday, August 31, 2009

I've been writing...

...but I can't post any of it here. Too open. I know I don't have very many readers, but I am easy to locate IRL with this blog address. I think I may have to set up a private blog to deal with some of my life confusion.

I got my first diary when I was 7 years old. It was small, with a tiny brass lock and key. I didn't have a key to our house, so I didn't have a key fob. I made one from ribbon and buttons from my mom's sewing stash, put my diary key on it, and started to write. Since then, I've filled countless pages with thoughts and doodles, lists, goals, dreams and aspirations, the occasional pressed flower or leaf...just my small life writ even smaller, I suppose. I rarely look at my old journals ~ once something is written there, it generally stays there. (An aside: My mom read my diary [oh, the betrayal!] when I was a teenager, so for a couple of years the books are full of code words and symbols. Also many blatant lies to see if she was still reading. [She was.]) The thought of writing in those books for an audience? Not gonna happen. They are written to purge ~ to get the broad strokes of my feelings and thoughts out of my head so I can concentrate on looking at things logically.

Blogging is different. The expectation is that I am writing for an audience of one. I am writing for me, of course ~ after all, what else is blogging but navel-gazing? ~ but I am also writing for you. So not hitting "publish" is kicking my butt. Besides, I'm guessing that there are others who read me who are or have been at the crossroads I find myself facing.

All of this to ask, if you have an opinion ~ where should I put my private blog? It can't reside on blogger, obviously, since all my IRL and wider-web stuff links up here. I need the ability to password protect postings. Typepad? Moveable Type? Some other platform? Help a girl out, please?! :)

6 comments:

gennimcmahon said...

I prefer wordpress, personally.

heidi @ ggip said...

You can have a blogger blog and mark it as private OR mark it so that only people you invite can read it.

Just start a new one. It would be in the same account to sign in as this one, but with different settings.

I have written posts before and then erased them.

Judy said...

I don't know beans about that, sorry. Don't know how I even came across your blog quite a while ago. But I do very much enjoy it.

Liz said...

I struggle with the same issues. I tried keeping two blogs: too much work. I hardly keep up with my written leather journals anymore: too scattered. I believe you can set up a private/password only blog on blogger....

Tina said...

Sucks that our old blogging place got rid of private entries, doesn't it? I quit using mine there at all now, too. I need to do better at keeping up with you here, sorry.

Tina said...

You OK?