Yes, I still exist.

Hi everyone!

Sorry I had to put this blog on lockdown for a few weeks. I had a minor security breach (meaning, I accidentally almost gave an entire class — faculty included — access to this site), but it’s been a few weeks now and no one has called me out on it yet, so I think we’re good.

It’s made me think about how much enjoy being part of this blogging community, and how yes, it would be embarrassing for all of my friends and instructors to know about it, but they’d get over it. I’m toying with the idea of “going public” on here — this experience taught me that inevitably one of my friends is going to find out about this, and I might as well save myself a “scandal” and spread it myself. We’ll see how that plays out.

A lot of my outfits have been boring over the past few weeks, anyway, because I’ve been settling into a new semester and staying too busy to do more than put on the first nice sweater I pull off the shelf. But I want to keep this up, so I’m going to get moving again! Stay tuned. Cheers.

 

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  1. DeeDee (@decodingdress)
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 03:37:24

    This really is quite the conundrum, isn’t it?

    I’ve chosen only to reveal the existence of my blog to a handful of my coworkers, and have only given the actual link to one of them. I blog under a pseudonym (“pen name” has a nicer ring to it, don’t you think?), so I always assumed it would be practically impossible for anyone to stumble across my site. Six months into my blogging career, though, my blog Twitter account started suggesting I follow people from my “real life” (non-pseudonymous) Twitter followers — in other words, my worlds started overlapping somewhere out beyond the second degree of separation.

    Five months later and I’m still safely ensconced in anonymity, as far as I know, but it’s probably only a matter of time before someone discovers me, as you say. My mom had a saying: “No secret stays secret forever.” I’ve sort of a mental plan for how I’ll deal with that when it happens. There won’t be any risk to my career, fortunately — just some judgmentalism I’ll have to deal with.

    …which might be a good place to start planning ahead yourself, perhaps? What are the risks of being discovered? (And, are there any possible benefits?)

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    • MG
      Feb 03, 2012 @ 18:13:23

      Hey DeeDee! Thanks for your insight. At the moment, this is 99 percent anonymous — only my sister knows about it, and I’m letting my mom in on it, too. No friends, coworkers or schoolmates, though!
      I wouldn’t be too worried about my friends finding this — they’d make fun of me, absolutely, but they’d get over it. The problem is that I’m connected to some of my professors and coworkers on Facebook, and I’d rather they didn’t find out. They might appreciate that I’m learning how to blog and use WordPress and social media and such, but I don’t think they need to hear about my favorite nail polishes or that I wear fuzzy socks under my boots 😉 We’ll see how it all plays out! I think I’ve decided that I’ll “go public” if I gain a respectable following, but I’ll keep to myself while I’m in my rookie phase.

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