A Blogging Identity Crisis.

When I started this blog, I had no real idea what I was going to do with it. I had this domain name, and needed to find something to write about. So I  began chronicling my pregnancy and told friends and family where to find me.

For many, many moons, they were the only ones who read it. But then something happened. I started getting into this whole blogging thing in a serious way.  I loved having my own personal soapbox. I loved feeling like I was connected to a larger community of women. Blogging became less of a “want to” and more of a “have to for my sanity’s sake.”

And now? Well, obviously, this here blog is still pretty tiny in the big scheme of things. But it’s getting bigger, and being read by people from all over the darned place. And when you google “amber page?”  This is the first listing that comes up.

All that is perfectly awesome, of course. Except…me being out here like this, writing on a blog called “Amber Page Writes,” is making my family nervous. Because that means they’re all out there too. I mean, I try to be careful about what I say. The general rule is, if I don’t want my mom or my boss to read it, I don’t put it out there.

But what I consider over sharing and what the rest of my family considers over sharing are sometimes two very different things. Two very, very different things.

So, I’m toying with the idea of changing my name.

I’ve got a domain purchased and everything—it’s “Adventures of a Clueless Mom.”

The question is, should I? Or is this something I should have thought about six months ago? Would I be shooting myself in the foot? I really want your advice. What do you guys think?

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