Yes you read the title correctly, I was at one point recently, going to leave social media and stop blogging.
I had pictures of myself and my kids on my blog and IG, I thought nothing of snapping photos and posting them. Then at work we had safe guarding training. Things changed. It opened my eyes to the big wide world of social media. The world that I don’t want to willingly have my kids right in the middle of.
There are as we all know, some really vile people out there. People who will happily take children’s photos off of the internet and well you know the rest.
Something that I had thought about but wasn’t sure how I was going to manage it was people I know finding me on my blog. The idea of my blog was to be able to honestly write about myself and really be free to off load my thoughts and feelings without judgement. With my photo and name it wasn’t long before I was found on IG and my blog.
When I came home from work I also realised that I don’t want parents or children that I know to find me either. I thought the best thing to do was to just come off social media as a blogger. I felt truly gutted.
Anyway I was talking to one of my blogger buddies, I said I wanted to blog anonymously but had no real idea how. I mean who can relate to someone they can’t see? But, there are other anonymous bloggers out there. Some of them are quite discreet about it so it isn’t obvious, but I have spotted a few!
We brain stormed some ideas and with the help of Kim Scotland (Thebloggenie), she was able to save my old blog and transfer everything over to this blog where I have tweaked photos and deleted posts that had too many photos of my kids or myself that I couldn’t change.
So I am still here blogging away while currently drinking Baileys and finding other ways of taking photos on IG. I have started a new IG account which you can follow here if you would like to 🙂