But quiting the blogsphere can also leave you pregnant with regret (I miss you guys!)
Still, I had some fright awhile back when I was still blogging here, for The Odd Couple, that I still shudder thinking about. Something I wrote. Something I thought was harmless but made me realize, so much of what I had written wasn't. At least to people I cared about.
At that point, I wanted to delete everything I had ever written on the Web. I wanted my invisibility back. I suddenly hated MySpace, Blogspot and Google.
If I was a friend, a daughter and a girlfriend, the blog turned me into an invader, a spy, a bigmouth tattletale. The blog's disclaimers - "This blog is hazardous to the health of people suffering from HIDs or Humor Impairment Disorder" and "This POST isn't about you" - turned into a pitbull and latched onto my throat.
My identity IS VERY attached to this blog about twentysomething life. And consider that some of the blog audience wants juicy details. "You're like the real 'Sex and the City' girl," I heard more than once. But some of the blog audience is made up of my mom, my boss and my future in-laws. YIKES. I'm a reporter, earning respect by acting professional, while blogging about my after-hours. That's putting peanut butter and mustard in the same sandwich.
And so, I've snatched my life back from the Internet. Well sortof. I'm blogging, but in a way that can do no harm, as the moderator for the Journal's new wedding planning blog. You see, since sadly leaving the odd couple, this POJO princess got engaged! And, while I miss my blog partner Chrissie, I truly believe it's only a matter of time before she's blogging wedding stuff @ The Vow Factor.Before I go, I'd just like to say simply:
Thank you. Thank you for making The Odd Couple a success and please continue to follow Chrissie as she bravely tells you her relationship tales. I know I still do!