I've mentioned before my family doesn't want me sharing photos of them on the Internet. Never mind, they are all on Facebook sharing way more info than I would ever divulge about them here on 24. I watch other bloggers share photo after photo of their family and, I admit, I sometimes want to do the same.
Nonetheless, I respect their wishes and I always ask permission before sharing any photos or information they might object to.
When I first began blogging, I had a few glitches.
I really didn't think anyone was reading anything I wrote. I wrote only under the pen name of 24 so I didn't think anyone would ever really know who I was, etc., etc. But … somewhere along the way people began actually reading my words. Also, there's the fact that this "column" is now linked to by our local paper (with a daily readership of 600 – 900,000.) My anonymity went out the window a long time ago.
I even get the occasional troll or just plain off-his-rocker freak stopping by.
I try to be careful. I don't put many photos up of family members, I don't mention what schools my kids are at, blah, blah, blah.
When four out of five of us were together in North Carolina a week ago, someone snapped an awesome family photo. My daughter, TR, wasn't with us but it was easy enough to Photoshop her into the picture and pretend she had been with us the entire time. I've blocked out the college names on our sweatshirts, but I couldn't resist sharing:
Aren't they charming?
They make me so proud!
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