I'm at a cross roads with my blog, and I think decisions need to be made. A couple of things have happened to make that abundantly clear. When I first started my blog, only etsy folk stopped by. I got to know them, read their blogs and some of the entries were pretty personal.
Then, last year, as I expanded my company, I started my own website and linked my blog to the site. Last week, I wrote a post about Michael Jackson, and while I stand by every word, I got some hate mail for it. (thanks to the kind soul who alerted me) and I removed the whole post.
I know now that having a website makes the circle a whole lot wider than etsy and I cannot be so personal anymore. I've always thought that a blog, a virtual on line public diary was narcissistic, and yet I've done it anyway. I'm not sure my customers need to know about my weight loss or cycling goals or that my son is headed for college.
It's funny, but the more my name gets out there, the more google pages I see, the more I become protective of the private details of my life.
So, I could write a more professional blog, actually a new one. I could stop writing in public all together. I'm at a cross roads. What do you think?