Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Going Private

First off I want to thank all of you who have been there for us over the past 20 months or so.  For the most part I have enjoyed my blogging process.  Going private is not a step I am taking lightly.  I have thought it over, and I wish I didn't feel the need.  I think blogging is very crucial for many both reading and commenting. I know without it our Dd life would have stopped before it began.  While I feel the blogging world has changed considerably in the past year or so, that isn't my primary reason for going 'under'

The straw that broke the camel's back for me was being highlighted on a blog that I do not read or endorse.  I am not saying the blog isn't an excellent source of information for some.  I am just miffed that I was mentioned on it without my knowledge or consent before hand. Bringing Dd to the masses is not on my agenda.  Blogging for me has always been about sharing experiences and hoping to learn from them on a personal level.

 I know we often highlight our friends' blogs with the understanding between each other that that is ok.  This was not the case.  Yes I am or rather WAS a public blog, but I have long since removed my blog from google search.  I do not label my blog to be found easier.  I rely on getting to know bloggers and readers through comments on their or my blog.  Numbers are not only not important to me- I really don't want a larger reading base.  It is difficult enough to put myself out there ( admittedly not something I have been doing much of lately) with those I do know.

I for those who want to 'follow me under' please email me at wilma.barney@gmail.com- with your email address you want to follow from.  For those who have an aversion to private blogs, I'll understand and please accept my thanks.





(sorry about the lame video...I only had a second to throw it together)
Maybe someday I will return to the public eye, or maybe someday I will be gone entirely.  I just wanted the chance once more to say thank you to my lurkers, and most importantly to those of you who have taken the time to comment.



Love Willie

27 comments:

  1. I shall miss you Willie. Thank you for sharing your insight with us all and for giving me a warm welcome when I de-lurked last November. I wish you and Barney all the best for the future.

    Love, Rosie x

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  2. Thank you Rosie. I appreciate your kind words. I'm sure we'll see each other around blog land. Thank you for reading too!

    LO\/E willie

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  3. I have been contemplating the same thing. I am very nervous being public even though I haven't been blogging very often....this is one reason I don't put a lot of what comes to mind. I wrote about it, but them never publish it. I will send an email to you.

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    1. You know, I was never really that nervous about what I wrote out. Mind you Barney's job would not be in jeopardy if we were 'discovered'. We'd merely be embarassed. I hope you find comfort in whatever decision you come to Kris. I look forward to your email!

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  4. Hi Willie,
    I have only known you for a short time, but have been there for your recent highs and lows...and the pain of the "challenge". May your life continue to bring you all that you could possibly want and need and stay well and happy

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    1. Don it has been a great pleasure getting to know you too! I can't express how your email to me when I blogged about being in pain meant to me. The fact that you trusted me with your stories. I was truly touched.
      Thank you for the well wishes and I wish nothing less for the two of you as well. My email will remain if ever you feel the need *wink*

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  5. Willie.. Thank you for letting us know of your decision. I will take you up on the email invite. I have appreciated reading your words of wisdom, having your sense of humor in times of stress. In the one year I have been blogging, I can see how this has changed. We all need to do what is best for us in the long run. Wishing you the best.

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  6. Hi, Willie --
    I'm so sorry that happened. I've enjoyed reading here and would like to continue ... my favorite post was the one about "watching tv" with your dad.
    Tale care,
    Meg

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    1. Hey I guess once I go pri\/ate I can put that post back up again....cool!

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  7. What do you mean, I only mentioned you on my blog as a red haired woman having an affair with her best friend's husband. Seriously, does Fred know about you and Barney? Spill the beans.
    I will be talking to you in a little

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    1. Uhoh, Willie. You're on Blondie's radar... and that chick owns a paddle store.
      Oh, dear me.

      I'd love to continue following...

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    2. I am fairly certain I can take her Rogue! I know all about those dang cheeseboards she tries to pass off as paddles!

      As for YOU Blondie...I should ha\/e known your offer to use your place was too good!

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  8. Hi Willie, I'm sorry you have made the decision to go private and even more sorry that you feel it necessary. Of course you know I 'expect' an invite :)

    Thank you for sharing your story with us ... the highs and the lows, for you humorous posts and the way you reach out to those in need. Blogland will be poorer for not having you in the public arena.

    Love and hugs
    Roz

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    1. Sheesh...bossy!

      I will still be gi\/ing out unsolicited ad\/ice in blog land Roz....fear (not?)

      LO\/E to you too

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  9. I hate it that you have to go private. That stinks! Being outed somehow in real life would be terrible though, so I completely understand. There's nothing I would risk that for!!
    I don't do well with private blogs. I never could access Lilly's. :( Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks for your understanding elle. It isn't so much that I HA\/E to go pri\/ate it is more that I want to now.

      Thank you for the well wishes. I hope nothing but the best for you and your Fireman!

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  10. I have no idea what having a private blog means, but I'm assuming from the comments that it means you will not be posting here anymore. I've enjoyed your blog, and I really admire and respect all of your advice and comments you've left throughout Blogland!

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  11. A pri\/ate blog is a blog that only people who subscribe to it ( which is why I asked for anyone who wants to follow email me) can read it. It no longer shows up on blog rolls. So basically I will be still be writing posts but only people who subscribe will be able to read them

    Some times when you click on a blog you used to read or want to read, you will recie\/e a message that says something like " you do not ha\/e access to this blog- please contact ( email address or whate\/er)" that means they ha\/e gone pri\/ate or it could just mean they ha\/e pulled their blogs. Anyway if you ha\/e any questions feel free to email me Autumn.

    Thank you ne\/ertheless for your kind words!
    willie

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  12. Hi Willie! I am sad that you had to make this decision. I took a break from this place and deleted my blog as well. But I am back now. Would love to stay in touch. Missed you while I was away. All the best.

    Brooke

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    1. Hi Brooke!
      I will text you soon. I hope things are okay. You know where to find me should you feel the need to chat.

      I have added you to 'the list'
      Thanks
      willie

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  13. What everyone else said. U will be missed in blog land.

    Best of everything. Jackie

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  14. I understand...and wish you the very best... hugs :-) Terps

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    1. Thanks for being a faithful reader Terps. I wish you the best too.

      Good bye
      willie

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  15. Hey, count me in on the private blog, please, Chickie! I will send you and e-mail too!

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    1. .LIKE you had some sort of a CHOICE in the matter???? LOL

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  16. I just wanted to thank everyone...and OMG the amount of wonderful emails!! I had no clue. I will most likely go private officially at the end of the week. For those who wished to follow, I will send you an email to inform you when I post the first time as this blog will no longer update on your blogger dashboard.

    Thank you all. I am astounded at the outpouring of support and kind words that have been sent my way. Amazing.

    Willie

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