Saturday, August 22, 2009

Going PRIVATE

Personally, I never wanted to make my blog private.

I love perusing blogs (when I have the time) and finding interesting people, inspiring messages, and uplifting stories. I love finding connections with people I've never met, seeing the world though their eyes, and almost always learning something new through another's blog posting.

I like having that influence as well, and feel that my blog is a way to express myself through writing while keeping a history of our family and our collective and individual experiences. However, with all the wonderful things a blog can become, it also carries it's risks and I've realized that the risks are now outweighing the positives, and thus I'm locking it down to only those readers whom I know and trust.

It saddens me that I no longer have the power to make a new friend or make someone's day better by a quote or funny story I posted. Oh well, I still have my friends and family to keep close and I'm more than happy to send an invite to ANYONE who asks :-).

4 comments:

Kristi said...

Probably a wise choice. Feels a bit inevitable...

Thanks for the invite, I love your blog! :)

Kristin said...

yep, blog stalkers are scary to me.
btw, you can remove the word verification now, as blog spammers won't be able to get through anymore.

Marti said...

I've been contemplating doing this for a while now. I'm just too lazy to gather people's email addresses!! Glad I'm on your list!

Joan - Nichols and Co. said...

Julie,
Thank you for inviting me. I am sad that this has happened to you but I know you are doing the right thing. Many blessings.
Namaste,
Joan