Do You Keep Your Blogging and Real Life Separate?

Now at the beginning of college, I was somewhat shy about my nerdy ways. My friends knew I loved to read and watched Game of Thrones but that was pretty much the extent. Now as I came to know my true friends, who I have lived with all four years now, they began to see more of the extent of my neediness.

They’ve seen me scream at the TV during a GoT episode, and live tweet the entire thing. They see that 75% of my pins go to my “Such a Nerd” board on pinterest, they see the ever growing collection of books in my room and they watched me fangirl about meeting my favorite author. Yet at the same time they all groan and roll their eyes when I mention I’m being a book character for halloween.

So I never told them I had a book blog or bookstagram account. And it’s not that I was purposefully hiding it from them. I just didn’t really see it something that would interest them, but at the same time was always a little nervous about their response.

Which leads me to my question: do most people keep their blogging and real lives separate? 

Recently they found my bookstagram account, which was fine. I’m not ashamed of it, but it was still weird. They know who I am, and yet I almost feel like they’ve never seen the full extent of this side of me that blogs and full on fangirls about books.  And letting them see that new piece is a little nerve wracking to say the least. While these girls are some of my best friends, this is not an interest we all have in common, whereas me, Jess (starswholisten) and Emily (emiesnook) all became friends bonding over being fangirls and loving the same books so it was easy to let them into this piece of me.

Needless to say, them discovering my bookstagram led to them finding my blog and I guess the nervous side of me is just wondering, do people share the blogging side of them with most of the people in their real day to day life?

Thanks for Reading

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11 thoughts on “Do You Keep Your Blogging and Real Life Separate?

  1. aliz97 says:

    I’m not the one who’ll usually bring up my blog to my friends, but if we ever do get on the topic, I’ll tell them. But yeah, sometimes my blog gets really personal and I’m always a bit hesitant to share that with someone who may already know me…

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  2. Megan @ bookslayerReads says:

    My family and friends all know I blog and that I love it! They support me in it and they are always interested in what I’ve got going on in my blogging world. Like posts I’ve written, posts I’ve read that I’ve thought were interesting, giveaways I’ve entered, plans for my blog, etc, etc. They love listening to me gush and talk about blogging. And I love them for that.

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  3. alilovesbooks says:

    I tend to keep real life and blog life very separate. My parents and a couple of my closest friends know I have a blog but never express much interest in it. There’s no one who has the same book obsession that I do so I don’t think they really get it.

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  4. Birdie says:

    Everyone knows about my blog too. I pretty much told everyone once I’d finished designing it and wrote my introductory blog post. None of them really go online and read it regularly but that’s okay because none of them are as into reading as I am. Those that are don’t read the same books I do.

    I deal with the same issues you do, that they don’t quite understand my passion for books/reading. I think the difference is that I don’t mind them not understanding. They know that’s who I am, who I’ve always been, and they’re used to it. I mean, before I bought my ereader, I was the child/teen/young woman carrying around two books at all times. 🙂

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  5. Al says:

    I’ll tell anyone close to me that I have a book blog and not feel nervous about it, but I don’t shout it around. And considering the people around me have almost 0 interest in reading (apart from when the TV isn’t working in my mother’s case haha), I don’t feel bothered at all about them knowing, because I know they wouldn’t ask to see it. But I think if someone asked to read my blog I’d probably say no, because that would be kind of weird to me. It’s just a corner of my life that I like to keep for me, and centered around books and nothing else. I feel like if I let people from my personal life into that it would make it feel less like it was just for my bookish side and there would be something else there. It’s an interesting question.

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  6. Whimsically Meghan says:

    My best friends know I have a blog, but it’s up to them if they want to actually read it. I’m not afraid of them reading it because they know me & they’ve seen me at all my bests and worsts. It’s the people I’m friends with who I don’t talk to much that I’m terrified of them reading what I’ve thought- I don’t know why. So most people don’t know about my blog.

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