I don't think it's a secret that I've become fairly personal through my blogging over the past few years. I've given much thought to this, but it's my personal decision and I try to honor the privacy of family members by not posting anything too personal about them. I may publically tease Scott (because it's just so easy and I love him to reeses pieces) but I don't ever want him to pop by the blog and feel uncomfortable by anything I've said. Sames goes for family members or anyone else I know personally.
I've been very open about the most recent chapter of my life--beginning with the pregnancy and now with my monthly updates of the babe. I try not to bombard this blog (and you guys) with pictures, but over the past several months I have posted several.
Today someone visited this blog via a picture of my daughter that someone pinned on Pinterest.
I don't know how to feel about this. In a way it seems like a breach of my privacy, BUT I can't ignore that the Internet is an incredibly public forum. If I post a picture, I cannot control if it ends up somewhere else.
This happened once before with a recipe post. I kept seeing hits from a recipe forum so I checked it out and saw a picture I had taken. I tweeted about it and the website host was kind enough to send me an email explaning. Since the picture linked directly back to my blog I decided it was harmless.
But it's different when you're staring into your daughter's blue eyes rather than a bowl of soup.
I don't want to make the motherhood chapter of my life private. But I don't really know what to do or how to feel. Is it as easy as adding my blog address to my pictures? Or copywriting them? I'm not even sure I know what that means. And of course this extends beyond my family life--do I need to start taking precautions with all of my pictures?
I'm looking for your words of advice here. Any words of advice.