This blog has been going for a very long time; it wasn’t the first to be created out the ex-Muddlepuddle site, but it was one of the first – and i’ve enjoyed keeping it. But things have changed; over the last few years i’ve changed a lot and now i think it is time for a little more privacy, or i’m going to stop blogging altogether. It isn’t just me either; my daughters are reading, writing, thinking people with a right to privacy themselves (which perhaps they always had and i didn’t respect enough). With Fran going off to school now, her life will be different and i want to be able to make sure that even if her childhood is freely available, her adolescence isn’t.
I don’t want to be restricted by what i feel safe writing, because my blog has been valuable to me and i’m sure always will be. It has occurred slowly to me that i’ve stopped blogging in the wake of negativity i’ve encountered as a result of it, or fears i’ve had if i wrote what i needed to write. It’s a shame really, because right when i needed a blog most, i didn’t feel comfortable using it.
I’ve toyed with passwording the whole thing and i don’t really want to, nor do i want to mess around with individual post passwording, so i’ve decided to make some parts of my blog accessible only to people who know me, or are long standing readers/commenters. So i’ll be adding the ability to create an account over the next few days; if you do know me or if you have commented in the past, you really are welcome, so please do make one 🙂