Hello friends! Today I’m going to chat about something that I really haven’t mentioned all that much on here. So, here’s the deal: I haven’t told anyone about my blog, like anyone. My parents? NOPE. Friends? No. Sisters? No, but they know because they’re annoying and went through my phone. As of right now, they are the only two people that know… that I’m aware of. Honestly, it’s probably a lot of unnecessary effort to keep it from everyone, but I’m going to tell you why I go through all of the trouble and answer some questions that you may have right now.
Why I keep my blog as a secret
There is one main reason that I keep my blog secret and it’s that I really just don’t want anyone I know reading my blog. This is my safe space. I don’t want all of these people that I’ve never talked to giving me their opinions and I just feel like it would be a thing- I dont want it to be a thing. The main part of people reading my blog is that they’re reading my blog! I talk about some stuff that I don’t want people I know to know about, like my mental health. I also complain about school, my classmates, my friends, and just everything under the sun. The people at my school love to get the principal and police involved in everything, so I’m sure that if I was out in the open I’d frequent the principal’s office, and that there would be so much drama.
Wait, so not even you’re parents know?!?
Yup. The amount of stress and guilt that I get from keeping this secret from my parents in kind of insane. I think about telling them multiple times a day, but never do. I think that I’m only going to tell them if I need to, like if by some godly coincidence my blog takes off and I could start making a nice sum of money off of it! I love my parents, and I’m sure that they’d support my blog (perhaps after they get over me keeping it a secret for so long…), but I just don’t want them reading what I write. My sister briefly had a youtube channel and they were always on top of her about it and offering up opinions, and I just don’t feel like dealing with that. Which reminds me, I kept my last youtube channel a secret too…
What happens when someone finds your blog?
It’s bound to happen, but I’d actually be pretty impressed. Like, if someone from my school just happened to stumbled upon one of my platforms I think that means that I’m at a a place where my account is being suggested to people, which is wild. If that’s the case, I really don’t think it would rattle me that much just because I’d feel more established. Don’t get me wrong, tears will be shed, but I don’t think I’d delete everything. I guess from there more people would find out, I would have to tell my parents, and then we adjust. My content would probably take a hit as it would be less personal for a bit, but I think after a while my platforms would just get stronger.
Is it hard keeping this platform secret?
Yes and no. Emotionally, I really just deal with the guilt of hiding my blog from my parents. However, running a blog and Instagram is very hard when no one knows. Mostly because I can’t use it as an excuse. This is probably the most annoying part actually, when I’m working on something and someone asks me to do something and I can’t say “No, sorry, I have to finish a blog post!” I usually have to go, especially if it’s my parents asking me to do something! I also have to wait until no one’s home to do things like take pictures, and it’s definitely awkward taking pictures all by yourself!
This post sounds so whiny! My gawd! I actually am not complaining about anything, it just comes off like that, promise!! Anyway, that’s why and keep my blog a secret. Do you feel special now? I haven’t come across another teen blogger who hasn’t told thier parents about their blog, but if thats you, hit me up and we can chat! Let me know if you have any questions, or if you’re a fellow blogger tell me who knows about your blog! Thanks for reading!!