I feel I should explain, I don't feel like I have to....I just want to.
When I began blogging it was a side interest for my business. I loved it (still do), I shared my journey of running a business from home, I plastered my name all over the place in order to get recognized and subsequently created a profitable venture. This is essential business management. It's expected that people know who they are dealing with and we (Dave and I) felt it vital that people understand our "Code of Ethics".
That was then...this is now.
Now I no longer run that business, there is no need for me to have my name everywhere and I do not need to be business minded.
So when a lady (lovely lady) came to me in the school yard and asked who I was and said she loved my blog....I was wrapped. Every blogger wants to hear that. It was the next bit that caught my breath....."I was out your way the other day and went looking for your house, I think I found it, tucked behind the trees."
Now...I did NOT feel threatened by this woman in any way, shape or form. I truly believe that it was as innocent as someone being in our area and just having a sticky. (I live in the Aussie bush, its quite common for people to ask you who you are, where you live, who owned your land before you, where are they now and who are you related to!) BUT....it raises the question.....What are the Bloggland security issues?
I have been blogging for a few years now and have never had a adverse experience BUT that is with the commenters who comment. Who is watching? The thing is WE DONT KNOW!
Let me be very clear in stating that I do not feel unsafe at all, I will not stop blogging, however I have removed all traces of my surname for the protection of our family.
Am I over reacting? I don't know. What I do know is, that Dave and I feel better and ultimately it's our decision.