This post has absolutely nothing to do with money. Feel free to skip it.
As I approach my 100th post this week, I have a bit of a confession to make. Don’t worry, it’s not even remotely shocking. I’m not coming out of the closet here or anything.
I haven’t told anybody about this blog. I haven’t told my parents, or any of my friends. This blog is a bigger secret than most people’s secret affairs. I’m struggling about when or if I should tell people.
It’s not that I plan for this blog to be anonymous forever. I plan on keeping it anonymous for you people, but I do intend on informing certain people in my life about this. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished here so far, growing readership to an average of about 30 visitors per day, with better days getting above 50 or 60 unique visitors. I know you big bloggers are laughing at me right now, but that’s okay. I’m heading in the right direction and that is what’s important.
I’m not going to lie, the main reason why I didn’t tell at least my parents is because I didn’t want them to see if I decided to give this up. In hindsight I’m not even sure why I thought this way. My past is littered with half finished projects that I abandoned once I realized that they weren’t as easy as I first thought. My parents are quite used to my half-assedness at this point.
As the blog grew, I always had an excuse of why I couldn’t tell people. I wanted to wait until I reached certain readership numbers. I wanted to wait until I had a certain amount of posts. I wanted to wait until I joined the big boy club of having my own dot com.
What I’ve realized is that I don’t give a damn about readership numbers. I’m here to discuss topics that interest me, that’s it. Sure, I want people to read, but I’m not going to sell out so I can rank higher in the almighty Google rankings. I’m here to write, period. I know that if I keep up with the writing, the links and readers will find their way here. I’d love for people who I know in real life to engage in the conversation.
So guys, I’m going to tell real life friends about this. I just hope they don’t blow my cover.
Any other anonymous bloggers struggle with this? What are your thoughts?