It’s A Brave New Protected World!

I have a hundred different reasons for making this move to wordpress. For example: I feel the need to protect the girls’ privacy more. They are getting older and at some point I will have to explain to them why I chose to share their lives with the world wide web. It’s time to narrow the audience a bit.

I am also doing it because I am tired of censoring myself. I want to write about certain people (who, incidentally, have neither computer nor access to them, and if you don’t know who I am talking about, then you might not be a long-term reader!) and yet I feel nervous that somehow, in some way, my words—though honest and I stand by them—will get back to them. That’s way too passive aggressive for me.

But what pushed me over the edge is the fact that I lied. It’s a medium-sized lie, but it can slide into some negative consequences quickly. I’m still kinda treading water on it, and I want to write about it, but I can’t. However, with password-protected posts, I can let the words flow.

So this is how this will work. For now, the blog will remain open. I may turn it into a subscriber-only blog down the road, but for now, some of it will be open for all to read. However, a majority of the posts will be password protected. This means if you want to read the post, you need to email me for the password. I will use one password to unlock all of the posts. Easy breezy!

I’m still FTPing and tweaking and designing and protecting and lots of other gerunds. I hope to have it all worked out soon. However, if you want to get a jump on it, email me for the password at niffernet at mac dot com. It might take me a day or two to respond with the password. Or, leave a comment on this post and I will forward along the password.

And now I need to figure out how to redirect people from blogspot. Anyone care to save me the google search?

It’s gonna get a lot more open around here.

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29 thoughts on “It’s A Brave New Protected World!

  1. We’d love to keep following along. AND… we need to get together in Noho for a playdate one of these days. Theo would love to play with the girls and Max, well, will smile at them.

  2. I have been reading your blog for many years now and wld like to continue, pls include my name on the password list.

    Raine

  3. I enjoy your blog and would like to continue reading. You had given me the last password..but I see above that you will be changing it. Thanks!

    Cyndi

  4. I’ve been following you since having my second child right around the same time Avery and Madeline were born, and I would love to have the password. I’m always excited to see a new post.

  5. I’ve been a “lurker” for a couple of years now, initially referred from various TTC blogs. I’ve enjoyed your writing and would like to keep following along, so I’d love to have the password.

  6. Should I move to WordPress? I keep debating, but blogger keeps giving me issues. Thanks for the password! I feel like I’m in a special club.

    • Molly you are like one of the founder members of the special club! : ) I LOVE that I can password protect posts so for that reason alone it is worth it to make the move. I will be starting some PW protected posts in the next couple of days. Mina and the kids landed and I will be out there tomorrow, then all four of us drive up to mass. maybe tomorrow night I can write up a good post!

    • I try to not abuse that relationship! : ) But I do use her, and will be, eventually, a paying client. I just wanted to get moved over here first before I get all super fancy!

  7. I would love the password if that is okay. I have been reading forever, since my oldest is a week younger than your girls and I was reading waaaaaay back when we were both pregnant. My email is rebeccaveronica74 at gmail dot com. Should I email you as well or will this comment suffice?

  8. I’m a longtime reader and have loved following your family’s growth as i am inspired to start my own! Please email me your password? Thanks!

  9. I understand your need to move to a more protected space. I have been reading your blog since before the girls were born. I still remember the horrible hand thing. Yikes. Like others, I don’t want to loose track of you or your writing. I enjoy your blog very much. Daisy (i.am.daisy.chain at gmail dot com)

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