I realized that I haven't confessed anything for a while. Not because I am sinless, mind you, but maybe because it is hard to come to grips with things you think other people will judge you for.
So, here it is..................
I don't let my husband read my blog.
I don't want him to read it. I don't want to edit myself thinking he might not like what I write.
I didn't even tell him I had one for a few months. I did most of my writing, furtively, listening for his footsteps coming down the hall. Everytime he would come in the room while I was writing, I would surreptitiously close my browser window.
He had no idea. Then he saw an email where someone commented on my blog and he said:
"You have a blog?"
uuuuuuhhhhmmmm.......... yeeeeesssss (slowly)
"Oh, let me see!" (all of the sudden, curious and interested in what I do on the computer)
"come on, let me see it"
'cuz' it's mine!
"Why?... do you talk about me?
Not that much
And so it has gone. I have read him a few posts that were about him, just to show him that it was not a hubby-basher-blog. Every once in a while he'll try to convince me to let him see it, but I have remained firm. He threatens to go find it himself. But I just laugh because he would have no idea how to do that. He is horribly bad at Google searches, and he wouldn't know what to put in as his search words anyway. He'd enter: where is my wife's blog?
Plus, he doesn't REALLY understand what a blog is or how they work.
I know this because he keeps asking me for my password--which I have repeatedly told him he doesn't need to access my blog.
He also says these weird things when I head for the bedroom to get on the computer, like he's trying to mock me and my most recent past-time:
"Oh are you going to blog somebody?"
And I just laugh and kindly inform him that "blog somebody" is not the correct usage of the verb (haha)
So, is that wrong? (not mocking his blog-norance (blog-ignorance) but keeping it from him?)
I tell him I am keeping it from him for his own good.... since he doesn't like to read that much.
I am nothing if not considerate...
(I won't tell my mother either... she'd leave comments longer than my blog posts and then I'd have to start moderating comments and I just don't have time to moderate all the comments I get! haha)