Post # 1
I’m wondering if those out there who have blogs (actual Bees not included) have chosen to stay anonymous or post their identity. Judging from the "Blogging Bees" post from a while ago there are a lot of you (ok us, I have one too) out there. I just started mine and while I don’t think I’ll be anonymous, I don’t think I want my family/friends to know about it. Do your family/friends know about your blog? What are your thoughts? Thanks!
Post # 3
My friends & family know about my blog. That definitely changes the content of some posts. I can’t rant and rave, and I can’t give away too much (so I can still surprise some friends/ family). There are pros and cons for both.
Post # 4
I’m anonymous on my blog and on weddingbee. I use my grandmother and grandfather’s names. I share with my friends and family (sometimes with edited copy/paste!) via email and facebook. For me, it’s not too much trouble to do both and I’m more comfortable doing things this way.
Post # 5
I like to be anonymous on weddingbee, but I do have my own blog and I know people I know read it and at first I was kind of weirded out but then I jut got over it. It’s easier for me to just think I am blogging to keep in touch with a friend not to tell the world my business. It works for me. It would not be hard to keep it anonymous but yeah since people I know may read it I have to censor certain stories but that is ok.
Post # 6
My friends & sister have the link to my wedding blog, but I’m trying to keep too many details out of it. People have posted comments that give away my first name, but I haven’t referred to my fiance as anything other than "O" and I’m trying to keep real details out of it. Not sure why, it seems a little more comfortable that way… I’m almost positive that all of my 7 regular hits come from people I know.
I did once link to a blog I found via the bee and she commented on my post, which made my day. I felt like the coolest blogger in the world. (Yes, I’m that sad and pathetic.)
Post # 7
On my personal blog I am not anonymous. However, if/when I start a wedding blog I think it will be anonymous so I don’t have to be careful with what I say/show.
Post # 8
My blogging is quite public. I’ve been keeping a personal blog for awhile and started my wedding blog so that only people who wanted to would read my wedding planning. I don’t mind giving away the details beforehand to friends and family. What I want kept secret I just won’t show until the wedding! It does change some of the stories I tell, though.
Post # 9
My wedding blog is not anonymous. I was worried about giving too much away, but I have actually found it hasn’t been a problem. I try to keep this more general, but when I do talk about my specifics, I love getting people’s feedback! I also think it will make people appreciate the wedding details a bit more when they get there. 🙂
Post # 10
I am anonymous on here and on my blog as well, but my FI reads my blog and I have no problem letting my family know about it either. You can still keep your anonymity even if some people who read your blog know who you are, I mean Clark Kent’s parents knew he was Superman right?
Post # 11
I had no idea how many family and friends were reading my blog. I always keep it family safe, but there have been a few instances of inadvertently hurt feelings….
I love my safe, somewhat anonymous Weddingbee life, and it’s one of the reasons I never applied to be a Bee.
Post # 12
My blog is very public and I encourage visitors (friends and family) to read it. There are times when I wish I could say whatever I wanted on my mind without worrying about offending someone (e.g. "My FMIL is being crazy today because…).
Post # 13
I blog anonymously, going so far as even iisting another state than my own. I chose to go that route because I wanted to be completely open about every part of our wedding, (even sharing our very personal ceremony script). The biggest appeal of blogging for me is that I can share my ideas with other brides, allowing them to take my ideas and run with them if they want to. I decided that if one of my friends/family comes across my blog, I didn’t want them to realize it’s me because I still want to keep the "element of surprise" for our guests.
Post # 14
I blog for work, which is very public. Since I work in Search Engine Marketing, I try to have some good representation for my name in search results. I do have a private blog that I keep VERY private – only for some close friends. I’ve been thinking about a wedding blog, but I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. I think if I do, I’d try to keep it anonymous just to seperate work from personal life.
Post # 15
I’m blogging anonymously now..when we’re officially engaged, I’m moving it to another site…and slightly tweaking the name! I’ll then use it for the O-fficial planning and to keep my friends/bridesmaids in the know and in the loop on everything!
My blog now is kinda just for me, a way to journal my style ideas and my thoughts. I’ve been public, but moving towards being more private for the time being. Will unveil new ideas soon..
Post # 16
So, I have never been a blogger. I always thought it was too…naked. We do have a start of a wedding website and I considered doing a blog to let friends & family know about all the details………..I figure anything I show will just be ideas and mockups. The actual day everything will still look vastly different in my opinion.
But that being said I did just decide to remove my picture on my blog and have not decided yet if I will link to it on our wedding website.