Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sometimes change is necessary...

Thinking about making my blog private. I had a new follower added whose profile was a little shady. Their sites that they followed were random and strange. Can anyone who is interested in following my blog, please comment here so I can send you an invite? If you do not have a blog, leave me an email address.

This is a hard decision as I want people to be able to find and read my blog, but I also want to feel like this is a safe place for me to express myself. Anyone else out there ever have a strange follower added? You know, one that doesn't seem the typical reader of the type of blog that you have?

28 comments:

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Id love to keep reading...
Sometimes it is scary not knowing who is reading what you write. I have a private blog for my family to read with pics and videos and more details... and then this blog so I can make fun of said family ;) mwaahahaha and our uncanny similarities between our life and a particular tv show.. ;)

Musical Maggie said...

I have just recently started following some blogs. I have only posted on mine a few times. Still trying to get into a routine.

I have enjoyed reading your blog and so would like to continue to follow it.

I never thought about there being shady characters following these blogs but I guess they are everywhere.

Take care.

Maggie

A Primitive Homestead said...

I can understand your concern. A very short time after I started my blog I was contacted by email by someone who said they followed my blog & provided me with an email address other than the one my email was sent from. They asked if I would be willing to send a photo of myself & exchage with them. Saying they wanted to see what I looked like. This is the main reason why I have not really posted photos of my family. I deleated the email & never received another like it. I have enjoyed sharing your journey with your family & the adoption. I was wondering how all is for Ian & all of you. I will trust you are all well & in Gods loving care & protection. Blessings to you & your family.

Wendy said...

I've been reading since you before you brought Sergei home for Christmas.
It is just so sad how people act :-(

4maze said...

Hi Amber,
I do so enjoy your blog and would love to keep reading it - I don't know that I have many followers on my blog other than my family who live on another continent ( and one of the reasons I post family pics)so I haven't experienced anything weird - it is sad that some spoil it for the majority. Will keep praying for Ian and wisdom for you all at this time. Be blessed!

Wendi said...

It is always best to be cautious. I would love to continue to follow.

Janis B said...

I would love to continue to read your blog. We just brought Viktor home in March and it warms my heart to see other children doing so well.

FaerieMama said...

Amber, please add me. I want to continue reading your blog:)

BurttBunch said...

I want to keep reading your blog!!!

April said...

Amber, I love reading your blog and recently have been thinking about starting one at some point. I worry about privacy as well. Please add me to the private blog if that's how you decide to go. Love to you all and praying for Ian and all of your decisions through the process.
Love, April (Lutz)

Gary and Tina said...

Amber,

I would love to continue following your blog. My husband and I are in the process of adopting from Ukraine, waiting on our travel date.

Thanks,
Tina

regina said...

I would love to continue following your blog. I do understand. I have stopped blogging and erased everything due to strange people. So sad.
Regina

sharon said...

I would love to continue following your blog. It is such an encouragement to me. I am praying for your family, I think of you often.

sharon said...

I forgot to give you my email address, it is winniebella@yahoo.com

Blessings,
Sharon

Anonymous said...

Hey Amber,

I would love to continue to read your blog. You know the email address. Praying for Ian as well as the rest of you.

Take care,
Denise

Adrienne (Cead, mile failte) said...

I too would love to continue following your blog. Email is adriennemary63@gmail.com

Dawn said...

I completely understand your concern! It is very scary not knowing who is reading your blog and looking at your pics.

Hugs!

Pam said...

I would love to continue reading your blog, Let me know.
Blessings,
Pam

jeppsu said...

Hi Amber! I'd love to keep reading. It feels like we're keeping in touch. :)

My email is jeppsu@yahoo.com.

Jeanine

April said...

Sign me up. We are so busy anymore that sometimes I come on here to see what you and the kids are up to!!! Sad but true :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I would love to keep reading if you decide to go private. I have only had some strange comments once or twice that I typically delete.Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hey Amber,

My mom would also like to sign up. Her email address is franfarster@windstream.net. Hope all is well.

Thanks!
Denise

Marie said...

Please don't leave me out!
Love,
Marie

Monique Parry said...

I would like to continue reading your blog, my email is moniqueparry@gmail.com

anikabachle@gmail.com said...

I want to keep reading!

Kris said...

I so enjoy hearing about your life and your uplifting thoughts about this journey we all share. I do understand, though. Too bad we can't "filter" our blog readers like we'd filter our Facebook friends!?

Carleen said...

I'm just seeing this now. Please add me! :)

Isaiah 43 said...

Hi, Amber! I would love to keep up with your blog, too. Your photography is beautiful!

Thanks!
Marsha Whaley
manymusic@gmail.com
Isaiah 43
bunchesofwhaleys.blogspot.com