It took me a very long time to tell my friends that I had a blog. Like a very long time. I had been posting on the blog for nearly 2 and a half years before I told the first friend. I was afraid of what they would say or how they might react, but my biggest fear was that they would be concerned about my safety.
I will share many things from my private life, but I do not like to breach that safety measure. I don't want anybody to show up at my house with a knife in hand. Creepy!
So one day when I was reading on Nadine's blog (East &), I found out that if you have purchased your own domain, your address may be out there! Let that sink in for a second! Eek!!!
There is a website (WhoIS) where you can go to look at anybodies address. Give it a try... Kinda creepy right?! And as you may or may not have seen anybody can see your or others address unless they have purchased privacy settings. Seriously y'all... I do not want a scary hooded figure showing up at my house intending to hurt me!
So if you have purchased your own domain and have not purchased privacy settings along with it (mine cost about $14 for 2 years), then you should look into it. All I had to do was go into GoDaddy (where I purchased my domain from) and click on privacy protection. I bought it then and there and my name and address was replaced by GoDaddy information on WhoIS.
I want to give a huge shout out to Nadine for sharing this information and helping us bloggers be a little safer on the internet!