While I am not too harsh on my family, I do vent about them on the blog. And, I know that even though they are able to take what I say in person; they would not take it well if they found it in writing.
In my dream, I discovered he found it through web site analytics. I like to see where people are coming from in reading my blog, so had looked at them in my dream. And had an “oh-shit” moment. I could tell how far into the blog he had gone in his reading – and he had gone far.
In my dream, my first course of action was to make my blog private. I knew he’d want to show the family, so I figure taking access away would be the correct first step. Then I frantically started locking other things they could use to learn more about my blog and me. I can still recall each step I wanted/needed to do to contain the situation. I woke up with the urge to follow the action plan I made in my dreams. I will have to commend my unconscious self as I had totally laid out the right plan.
It doesn’t take a genius to sort out where the dream was coming from. I’m putting myself out here in new and exciting ways – and I’m afraid it will come back to bite me in the ass.
I guess I stress a bit about this because my sister-in-law found me on Twitter about a year ago. Recently, when I started using it again, I blocked her. She clearly had not been using it – didn’t have more than a couple of followers and no tweets. My cover story if she ever asks will be that I meant to block someone else because I get a ton of spam followers. I doubt she’ll ever notice.
So, I have separated my blogger life from my real life – at least from a technology perspective. Doing it will allow me to sleep at night. And, ensure they don’t find me very easily. I still have my picture on things. But, am not too worried there. Funny how the mind works.