PumpkinKnits

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Who Knows?

From Kathy's (aka Grumperina) Latest Entry:
How about you? Who knows about your knitting and your knitting blog, and what are your reasons for revealing (or not) its existence to these folks? Don’t just leave me a comment – rather consider this a meme and answer on your own blog ;).

My family knows about my knitting blog - although the only one I think who reads frequently is my younger brother (Hi Mark!), and perhaps his lovely wife (who will actually have a role to play in this blog soon - more later). He has sent me comments once and while via email, even though I've given him "permission" to comment freely - telling him he needn't be a knitter to voice an opinion. He is a clever man, and keeps his own blog over here where he discusses primarily soccer and sausage-making.

My parents stop by here occasionally as well, but I don't think dear husband ever does, even though he certainly knows it exists.

My fellow knitter-sister-in-law (husband's brother's wife) also pops by sometimes, at least I am led to believe she must, because despite not having spoken directly to her in some time, she managed to know I had now taken up spinning, and included a copy of Spin-Off in my Maine Christmas #1 stocking that I opened last weekend.

I share the blog with my family because my family is important to me, and having them not know of my blogging would feel like hiding something from them, which I don't think I have ever done in my life (barring teenager years).

Except for one or two people, work does NOT know of my knitting blog. I make a pretty large effort to keep my personal life just that. Many people know I knit and now spin, but I really am not interested in having regular conversations about my liesure time with my co-workers. My free time is just that - MY free time, and I don't like work polluting it. It helps that I work in IT, so most of my co-workers are men an probably couldn't care less anyway.

My desire to keep work and life seperate are also why I am only PumpkinMama (at least in anything I publish here). I have no illusion of real privacy (hell you can look at my blogger profile and see the blog I keep for my son, and that is a lot less anonymous) and if someone I knew stumbled over here and started to read regularly, or read the 100-things list, they would most certainly know it is me, I just don't want to be that easily google-able.

Friends know of the blog for the most part and just ignore it - my relationships with them don't revolve around fiber-y things, so its not really part of our dialogue, and I'm pretty sure none of them come here regularly.

I'll be curious to read everyone else's reasons!

4 Comments:

Anonymous grumperina said...

Very interesting answers! WRT privacy - it is such a small world. A few months ago a former co-worker who didn't know about the blog left me a comment all of a sudden! I freaked out a bit. It ends up that a reader of mine, just a regular ol' reader, is a former roommate of hers and they got to talking and using the skimpy personal info (grad student in Cambridge in science) figured out who I was! Yeah, freaky.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Interesting. I'm going to post my reasons tomorrow.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Moosler said...

Hi soster!

Just wanted to mention that Amy and Mrs. H are semi-regular visitors to both of your blogs.

So hooray for extended-extended family blog traffic!

5:55 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

I agree that it would just feel way to secretive not to tell my family about my blog. They more or less know how I spend the rest of my time . . .

12:27 PM  

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