So if you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re at the point in your blogging career you’ve decided to tell your family and friends. Except you’re wondering… how?
If you don’t want to make a complete fool of yourself then keep on reading!
If you don’t want to tell anyone, you don’t have to
Seriously though, you can keep your blog secret from everyone. (Btw, do you want me to write a post on how to remain anonymous as a blogger? Tell me in the comments!)
You’re under no obligation to tell your family and friends. If you don’t feel comfortable with your loved ones knowing just yet then just don’t tell them.
If you tell your friends, be prepared for them to tell their friends
This will happen. If there’s someone at school or work you don’t want finding out about you blogging then maybe tell 2 or 3 trusted friends about your blog.
Don’t be suprised when your parents tell all their friends about it
Believe it or not, your parents are proud of you and are not out to embarrass you.
All of this is new and exciting to them too. It’s only natural that they’ll want to show you off and all your achievements.
Be grateful. You’ll find that they have a larger circle of friends than you and you’ll end up having more page views.
Don’t take teasing so seriously
Quite recently, a friend of mine went on one of my blog posts and read the whole thing back to me. I thought, wow this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. But I know it’s not actually stupid.
It’s because, around our peers, we feel feel more judged. Instead of being swallowed by the ground I just laughed it off.
You need to show people that you really love blogging and you don’t care about haters.
Just don’t worry period
Who knows? That person you’re afraid of judging you may become biggest fan.
Tomi is a book lover and the blogger behind A Bookworm’s Guide to Life which is a space for avid readers, creatives and all-round cool kids.