I think I opened a small can of worms with some things I said yesterday. Maybe a little cup of worms. A demitasse of worms. Isn't that a lovely picture? At the risk of sounding extremely self-important, I just want to address this real quick.
I've been asked several times how I feel about strangers reading this blog. A few people have said that they feel guilty reading it because they think they're invading my privacy. Please, there is no need to feel that way. If you show up on my front porch unexpectedly and I've never met you before, that is weird. If you do a google search, like someone did a few months ago, to find out how big my parents' house is, that is kind of weird. (And I'm wondering, did you find your answer?) If you move into our neighborhood to be near us or to be near our office, like someone did a long time ago, that is really weird. But reading this blog doesn't make you weird. Well I guess it could because I am kind of weird, but you know what I mean. I have a site meter and it tells me a lot about who visits this blog every day. It's not a huge number, but it does tell me that more than just my friends are reading, and have been for a while. So even though you may be a lurker, your presence is not a secret. It is known about and, unless you are weird, it is welcome.
Anyone who has a blog knows (or should know) that they can't have their cake and eat it too. You can't put yourself out there for readers and expect to maintain perfect privacy. The closest you can get is to have a password-protected blog. Maybe one day I'll decide to do that, but unless I do, all of you are welcome to read this blog. I won't lie. I really don't like mean, hyper-spiritual, legalistic comments, but thankfully I don't get a lot of those.
The reason I wanted to keep this blog separate from my work blog is because I don't want to have a work voice when I write here. I want to write like I'm writing to my personal friends because that is who I think of when I do it. Plus, there are lots more readers over there and I'm not really looking for that. Also, it's hard when I get work-related questions over here because sometimes they get lost. It helps me stay organized to keep things separate.
With that said, if you have any more burning questions (not related to when certain products come out or if my mom can speak somewhere), send them my way today and maybe I'll do a Q&A post. Don't forget that I'm a MOP and not a theology student! Not that you can't be both...