I’ve wanted for some time, since the birth of my daughter really, to blog about my experiences as a new father.
I think writing in general provides a path to clearer thinking and new ideas. That’s been my experience with blogging in general. However, in blogging about fatherhood, I also wanted to create a running diary of the changes I’m going through as a new father and the changes my baby is going through as she’s growing up.
That’s where the problem comes in.
I’m pretty open about my life here on the blog. I do reserve intimate details about my personal life and I rarely blog about work (I said I was open, not stupid). I don’t mind because, well, it’s my life and I’m in control of it.
However, when it comes to blogging about my daughter, I’ve been very conflicted about it. I don’t want to expose her life on the Internet in the same way, for a myriad of reasons.
First, it’s not my life–it’s hers. I don’t want to say things that, while true, might needlessly embarrass her. Second, I don’t want to expose her to, well, the Internet. Whole lotta creeps out there. Third, I want to be able to be completely honest, and not worry about censoring myself because of who might be reading the blog, or because she might read it someday accidentally.
For all those reasons, I’ve decided to blog about my baby and fatherhood anonymously. Or at least, as anonymously as anyone can ever really be.
I’ve set up a new blog under a pseudonym where I can blog about my family. In fact, I’ve already got two weeks of posts up over there. I’m not going to link it here (duh). I know that someone, with enough effort could probably track it down and link it to me, but for the most part, there’s nothing that links it with me here.
Now, if you know me and are interested in reading it, send me an e-mail and maybe someone will send you a link. Otherwise, continue to read about me, my rants and such right here.