Thursday, July 31, 2008

Private?

I am considering going "private" and I would love feedback? Good idea, not necessary, etc? What do you think? There is so much left to our journey (Jude and I are planning a trip to Ethiopia next summer, future children- shhhh...don't tell Tommy) and I would LOVE it if every person (with the exception of one crazy commenter) who ever glanced at my blog would ask to be invited to view it, but I'm not sure if I'm 100% comfortable with it being so open to ANYONE...What do you think?

Favorite morning moment:

Nana: Walks into the living room and says "How's everyone doing this morning?"
Judah: Looks up at her and says "Good!"

18 comments:

Sarah said...

I think that it is totally understandable. My husband is appalled at the stuff (though limited) that I share on my blog and I can see why you might consider going private. If you think it will be beneficial to be able to share more with less stress, I say go for it! I just hope I can still be apart of your journey, I love seeing beautiful Jude! Hopefully the stalker isn’t me :(

Celeste Flores said...

in my experience having that one crazy just means that lots of people are reading your blog. i've had my blogstalker for almost two years and when i tire of him i just shut the comments down completely for a few months. that's the other alternative to privatizing the blog.

Rebecca said...

I've thought about this for my blog too...I think we'll go private once Eli gets home. I do want to share him with the world because I'm so proud of him - but, I don't want to share him with the world because I'm a little paranoid about all the crazy's :)

Lori said...

If you have a crazy commenter that may be a reason to go private... It's a pain, but in order to share your life openly with us perhaps it's a good idea... It also depends on what those comments are like?? I wish I were there for the BU!! :(

Heather said...

I love your blog. My daughter was also at the Thomas Center when Judah was there. I like keeping track of what the kids are up to from there. I also found your blog comforting as I waited for my referral. Boo-hoo on someone leaving less that great comments.
~ Heather

Anonymous said...

Danni, I would surely miss getting those glimpses of Judah and your super cool sense of humor and fun but I also totally understand. It's very brave of all the bloggers to put everything out there-literally and figuratively. It's the main reason I don't have a blog (well, that and the fact that our life with Tyler is way boring ;)). So who am I to tell you to keep it public? You need to go with your gut on this one.
Jerrie

Karen said...

The thought has crossed my mind about our blog from time to time too...But we have not had any crazy blog comments, and I find myself checking the blogs of those who I can't add to my bloglines a lot less frequently, adn I wouldn't want people to check our blog less frequently than they already do! :-)

If you decide to go private, can Amilia and I keep follow you guys along on your journey? She likes Judah...:-)

Evelyn said...

I used to have a private blog, but felt like no one ever saw it. My family and close friends happen to not be extremely blog savvy or the main visitors to my blog. They would always forget the password or something like that. The people who read my blog most are people I've met through our adoption group through WHFC. They comment much more now than when they had to have a password to access my blog.

This is the first time I've commented on your blog, but I am waiting on a referral for siblings under 3 from Ethiopia through WHFC. Seeing Judah's sweet face on your blog gives me hope that my kids are coming one day, even though we've been waiting 11+ months.

All of that to say, I respect your decision either way and might be revisiting privatizing mine after my kids come.

Best to you as you decide!

Jana Kunz said...

I am a lurker and love reading your blog and have wondered why you do not write much any more - know I know why. I love your writing. I am inspired by adoption and read many adoption blogs and have been reading your journey for a very long time, amazing life you have given Judah. Is there anyway to block that one person? Maybe you can turn off the Anonymous posting tool.

Jamie V said...

This is Auntie Jamie from the Gurske's blog. I read your blog daily but have never commented, until now. I enjoy reading about Judah so much! He is beautiful and I just love all of the updates. But I can understand if you decide to go private. If you do decide to, I will definitely ask to be invited to view it. It's part of my everyday ritual. I've been fallowing all of these blogs as long as the Gurske's have had them on their page. So I would be sad not to be able to read them anymore. I think you are a great family with a very special little boy!

Jamie

Lea said...

Something to consider for sure. Most of us just love Judah and you and Tommy, but there is a whole "unknown" world.

Xo,

Selly said...

I'm a big fan of Judah for months and i think going private won't be easier for some people to see Judah's cuteness everyday, including me. ;(
But, it's your choice and i understand it. Judah rocks! ;)

Lori said...

Ok... it's 10:00am your time and hopefully you're all doing brunch, but you better go straight home afterward and blog all about the weekend with lots of pictures (of Jude)!

Lor
xox

Eastiopians said...

I think it's also understandable if you feel any reason to question who is viewing it. I have a few blog friends that have gone private and it is still very easy to keep in touch with them. Since I am new to this...what are the risks of not going private? I wonder if it's something I should consider?? What are the disadvantages of going private?

Michelle said...

I understand where you're at on this. I swore I wouldn't share personal information when I started my first adoption; then I swore I would only have the blog up during the process and I'd take it down after travel; then I swore I would make it private. So, none of these things happened. I found that I have received so much helpful advice from people I never would have met but for my blog that it compensates for my crazies. I use blog names and change some of the details of my life, but I understand how exposed you can feel. For me, though, being able to connect with people going through the same thing as I am makes some of the risk worthwhile.

Kally said...

I found your blog via The King Family and I have some friends who have adopted and are adopting from Ethiopia.

I understand why you might decide to go private (I bet the same reason why I don't use names other than my own in my blog). If you do, please consider sending me an invite. Judah's smiles and dances always crack me up. Seriously, how can one have a bad day around such sweetness?

C & R said...

If you go private let us know we love viewing your journy!

brotayjax said...

I hope it goes without saying that I want an invite if you decide to go private. I'd die without my does of Judah!!

Love to everyone...