But why? I think it's partly down to the fact that I see my blog as my personal outlet and ultimately I'm worried how people will judge it and me. I don't and can't see me ever publicizing my blog on platforms such as Facebook I wouldn't want all of the people I'm friends with on there reading what I have to say.
Whenever someone does come out with "Oh I read that on your blog" or "I saw your blog the other day" I get quite defensive (probably my Cancer crab star sign coming out!) and respond with "How did you find it?!" or "Why do you read my blog?!" To those people I bet I come across as unappreciative and well, a bit of a bitch, but I don't mean to! I think I'm just genuinely shocked that people take the time to come on here and read. Reader comments are one of my favourite things about blogging. Yes it's nice to see my stats rise or be followed by someone new but it doesn't beat the buzz of having someone comment on a post or tweet me a message. It's the interactivity and conversation which make me enjoy blogging so much which is why I don't blog anonymously.
I was tempted at the beginning to 'do a Gossip Girl' and be nameless - just blog but now I've met fellow bloggers and spoke to them, I couldn't imagine doing so.
Yes, people knowing who I am on here and reading my thoughts is a scary and intimidating thought but the social side of blogging for me, far outweighs that fear!
Does anyone else find it odd when people you know say they read your blog? Or is it just me?