04 January 2011

privacy

I think we might try this privately...

I'm feeling a little exposed, and like I'm exposing Lexi and not keeping her safe. I'm feeling like, with our impending move home, I need more boundaries. I'm feeling that the popularity rush from getting a new follower was not a healthy thing. I'm feeling that some of those followers were a l.i.t.t.l.e bit creepy.

I've limited the readers. Please, if you're in the blogosphere, don't mention that I'm still posting here. I'm directing general traffic, family and some irl friends to the picture blog: http://2010in52.blogspot.com

Here's a question: Do posts on private blogs still show up on blog readers as new posts even if you're not invited?

Here's a request for a roll call: Please leave a comment on this post and let me--and other folks here--know you're reading, even if you never comment again.

33 comments:

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

I don't think that updates appear on blog rolls when you make them private. I have 3 private blogs on my blogroll that do not show updates.

So glad you guys had a wonderful holiday. I wish you the best with your upcoming move.

Blessing for 2011!!

Devon said...

I'm still reading! Love checking in on you and Lexi and seeing what wonderful things you are doing. Glad to hear you are moving back to the States; I can't wait to hear where you end up this time!

--Devon

Jan said...

As a fellow educator and single mom, I love reading about your school and students, and mostly about your adventures in mommyhood. Thanks for letting me follow along.
I wish you and Lexi a fabulous new year!
Janice

Jim said...

I'm still here! THank you for inviting me. I saw an "invited readers only" message for a few days but kept checking just in case it was a technical problem.

Thank you for sharing the montage from Lapland! I'm sorry the sled ride was so hard on the kids. But overall, it looks like fun.

Stay warm!

Debbie said...

I am reading and will hopefully comment some along the way :). Thanks for starting back!

Lea said...

I may not comment often but I am a regular reader:). Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Debbie said...

What adventures you two are having! I still read even if finding the time is a little harder but enjoying the updates! God's blessings to you in 2011

Debbie in WI

Rachael said...

I'm here! Thanks for the invite. Glad you've still got a little blogging left in you. =)

New posts don't show up in bloglines from private blogs. I'll keep your link in my favorites though and check in periodically.

Love the pics. Vicariously is the only way I hope to ever experience the artic circle though.

beckyww said...

Girl, I'm here - and so glad to get your email!

june said...

I agree, I think you are good with the feed readers - they will just show the last public post for eternity.

And hi, I'm here!

Dawn said...

I'm reading :).

No idea about the blog feeds, I don't use them.

Katie said...

I am here...and your pics are wonderful and made me smile. Happy you are my virtual neighbor. :)

Debbi Dutton said...

Hi Kate.

I'm still checking in! I didn't get an e-mail (was I supposed to? I'm hoping so!) but it allowed me to respond to your invitation when I was checking it today.

Loved the pictures from Lapland!

yjwebers said...

I loved the pictures from Lapland. Wish there were more smiles, but it sure looked beautiful.
Love, Nif

Jennifer said...

Always here, dear. I will stick around for as long as you let me. Freezing cold from watching your montage. Please come back to the warmth of the South soon. It's 53 today and sunny. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We are gearing up for little boy's 6th birthday on Sunday. Can't believe it!

Rhonda said...

I am here! Thanks for the invite :)

Julie said...

Sounds Wise!

kristin said...

Oh man, when the blog went private I almost wrote Ann Maria to see if you were ok.! lol. I hope I get an invite. If not thanks for sharing the pictures and good luck with the move. I hope you end up somewhere fun! kollis22@hotmail.com

Kerry said...

I'm still here. Hope you'll be HERE soon... (and I don't mean HERE on the blog, either!!)

A Room to Grow said...

I'm here - I'm trying to figure out the same thing with my blog.

I changed the URL to get rid of weird followers (and certain IRL friends who wanted to know too much) but my blog still ranks high in Google search if I type my first name (or my daughter's) and Russian Adoption.

I may need to go private as well.

Carrie said...

I'm so very glad to be here! We started out around the same time...it's amazing to me to see the changes in our lives.

I also think you've made a wise choice (not that my opinion is worth squat, but there it is). :)

I'm still reading and very glad to!

Jackie said...

I'm still reading too, Kate.

Happy New Year!!! Jackie

Suz said...

I am reading, Kate.

On your questions about the reader thing. Your Christmas Card post shows up on my reader, but not this new post. So I'm thinking now that you're private, it won't show up anymore??

Fran said...

I'm still here also. Your travels to Lapland look amazing! Just celebrated Anya's first Christmas here, and it was wonderful!

Anya's Gramma

habeshachild said...

i'm reading!!!xoxoxo

bhb said...

We're here, Lexi and Kate, enjoying the updates and praying for your safekeeping. [And feeling a bit guilty for complaining about our 17F temps after watching your Lapland video]. Stay well, be safe, and remember you are loved a BIG much!

Brenda

Mrs. Butler said...

Hi Kate, I tried to get on a couple weeks ago, but for some reason couldn't. So, raised hand. Here!

Barb said...

Yeah, the updates don't appear on someone's blogroll once it's private. Your blog didn't show any updates since the Joy message. I had clicked on awhile ago, but it was private, however when I clicked today it showed you had posted 3 times since then. Anyways, I'm still around (if you'll have me):)

Pinkie said...

Hey, its ME.....your old friend Pinkie from Spain, now in England. I know it's been so long since I've popped in to say hello but never doubt I've been thinking about you both. PLEASE don't go anywhere else in cyber land unless you let me know xxx We are both great xxx

sunny said...

Hi!! I'm a late arrival. Lapland, how wonderful. Looked like you'd been to Alaska! fun to find you again.

kate said...

We're still here and we're very excited for when you are HERE!!!!
Love, love , love to you and your Lovey-bug!
xoxo
Signe (and Varya)

(Signe, I got this in my e-mail but pushed the wrong button! So glad you're still here.)

Kathy Friend said...

I just stopped over to your blog today because I realized it was a while. Are you going private!? Private blogs do not show up on blog rolls. I think you are private because the last post I see on the blog roll was the one where you posted the Christmas pic.

Hope you are well!

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

Shoot! For some reasons you're not showing up in my google reader. I haven't read any posts since the end of December - just figured you were feeling quiet. Anyway, I'm still here and would love to stick with you if you go private.

Hugs, cm