After much internal dialogue I have decided to switch are online journal/blog over to invite only. This has not been a simple decision on my part.
When I first started blogging my intention was for it be an online scrapbook of sorts for my children ( my plan is to have each couple of years printed & bound) and an inexpensive way for our family & friends to keep up with our day to day life. However, over the last several months I find myself struggling with what to say or not say. It's seem like every time I turn around there is another story/incident of the authorities using blogging as amo in their investigations. Then there are those who seem to delight in just being rude & nasty. Let's not leave out the random people stealing content from others for their own purposes! Since I have little trust in the system and don't want to use aliases....I think this is the best option.
9 hours ago