Wednesday, October 8, 2008

blogging

i've been thinking alot today about online identities. i'm reletively new to the world of bloggers. i started mine in the last year and have also started reading others. it's funny how in a short period of time other bloggers start to feel like friends. i feel as though i know these people. i had a situation today that reminded me that i know nothing about these people. they are just screen names in the vast space that is the internet. it also made me take stock as to whether or not i am careful enough about my identity and that of my children. i went back through my postings and realized that although i do at one point mention the state i live in, i do not give a city or my last name. but then i also realized that i give all four of my children's names. and how likely is it that anyone else has four children with the exact same names as i mine? so i've decided to remove their names from my site and use nicknames. you just can't be too careful, especially when your kids are as cute as mine are:) what are others' thoughts on this issue?

4 comments:

Doobie Star said...

Safety first always! I've changed a few things on mine as well. But it has helped me to remember to stress to my children that safety is a big issue on the internet.

SassyMomma said...

I have actually been thinking about the same thing! You never know what some creepy weirdo might do! I don't use my kids real names in my blog, or disclose where I live either.

Chuck Norris is too awesome for words said...

Will you also change your husband's name to Pookie Bear?

:)

themrs said...

no, chuck norris, i prefer to refer to him as "the man who got me pregnant four times" :)