Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Oh Em Gee, I may have been outed today.

Really, I don't know if you can call it outed as there are many people in my life that know about this blog.

But then there are others (coworkers, parents and teachers at my kids school) that aren't aware of this here blog. And I intended to take my little bloggy secret to the grave.

This has been my space to be free from rules, free to say whatever I pleased, however I pleased and never the two worlds shall meet.

I suppose I was just fooling myself. Way down deep I knew the day would come...

What is all this about, you might ask ? Maybe nothing, maybe something.

You see I went to a demo today for a new parental guidance monitoring software called GoGo Stat (more on that later) and afterwards was asked by one of the media if I wouldn't mind being interviewed on camera.

Before really even thinking about what that meant , I had given my first and last name , the name of my blog and was answering questions. In an interview. On camera. For the local news.

I felt good once I was done, until I left and realized all the aforementioned people may see the interview if it makes it to the boob tube.

(And worse still... if tv adds 10lbs, how fat did I look?)

Several hours and some measured breathing later, I've decided: I.just.don't.care.

This is me. Like it. Hate it. It's me. I'm a parent and I'm not perfect and I have an online space where I share stories about myself and my children which (gasp) are sometimes raw and dotted with curses, sometimes ridiculous and downright silly. But they're real and they're honest. So screw it.

If I'm outed. I'm outed

There are far worse things I could be doing.


The Last Girl Standing said...

Good for you, hon! I was outed a few months ago and I was fa-reaking out. Thus far it's been rather anti-climactical. And even if it weren't, I'd like to think I'd feel the same as you (because you're so wise!)... I just don't care. Love me or lump me. Take me or leave me.

Can you post the video, huh huh? I miss your lovely face and voice! xoox

Lori (MommyLiving) said...

Your post reminds me a lot of what I've been thinking and feeling lately. I have had to defend my blogging, etc. lately (see my latest post: http://mommy-living.blogspot.com/2010/06/facebook-and-tweets-and-blogs-oh-my.html
I love what you have to say! Keep saying it and being you!
Lori (Mommy Living)

SoccerMom said...

I was in that same place not too long ago. Mostly co-workers. I then made some changes and started a whole new blog page and didnt give it to ANYONE I worked with.
Now I dont have any problems. OF course my mother still doesnt know and Im ok with that.

Thanks for stopping by. : )

Dumblond said...

When are you going to be on TV?
Sometimes I regret that certain members of my family know about my blog...I feel like I have to watch what I say and who I say it about...I don't like that. I've been toying with the idea of starting a new one but I think I'm going to have to wait until I don't need to go to my husband for help with coding. ;p

Stacey said...

Thanks y'all. Seriously. It's nice to know I'm not the only one with these fears.

I'm just gonna let my freak flag fly !

Momstart said...

I bet you did just fine. I look lost on video cameras. I don't think I'll ever get used to a big carmera shoved in my face. It was great to see you again. I new I had seen you before, not sure that we met but I remember you from frugalicious.

Momstart said...

I guess I meant to say you looked great!

fuck yeah, motherhood! said...

Because one of the blogs I write deals with my job, being outed could mean termination. I am terrified, but also a little zen. The universe has my back, either way.

nicolesspirit878 said...

Yeah I always posted all my in for right up front and their was no fall out but then again I'm just a tiny mom blogger from Michigan whom no one really cares about! I just found out my mother-in-law reads the blog so now I feel like I can't post any sex topics. I'm a new follower love the blog!

Virtualsprite said...

That happened to me a couple of years ago. A coworker referenced my blog in an article and gave me full credit. I thought I was screwed, but in the end it was okay. I just had to be a little more careful what I wrote. I probably should have been anyway.

Whiskeymarie said...

I have a feeling that a lot more people know about my blog than are letting on, and I'm fine with that. If coworkers, students, etc... all of a sudden started talking to me about it, I'm pretty sure I'd totally pull the plug in 2.5 seconds. I'm not scared about what they think, and I could never, ever get fired for it, but the thought of having to discuss blog topics/what I wrote about today with any of those people makes me want to vomit.

Naarski (the Mrs.) said...

I would luv to see the video! I luv this blog!