In September we'll be moving to London for a few months. I'm thinking of doing something different then, blogwise.
You may have noticed that I haven't been writing here much. I'm not sure why that is (as I've said before.) I still love blogs and blogging but seem to have tired of mine.
I've been thinking about the possibility of doing a real, non-pseudonymous blog about our time in London, which I would make open to everyone we know, including school friends.
It's a bit of an emotionally risky idea, because I find it hard to mentally integrate the disparate aspects of my life and thoughts. I enjoy the anonymity of blogging but sometimes worry that I keep my intellectual self too hidden from my daily contacts. That wasn't the case in my earlier life but since becoming a mother I've been more cautious. Or it might not be to do with being a mother but with being less of a public being than when I was younger. Or maybe it's to do with being a hermit crab cancerian.
Here's a typical example. I told a mother from the school about a blog which is on a subject that she's very interested in. A couple of days later she told me she'd read it and from there had gone on to read many more blogs and found them fascinating. I didn't tell her that I have a blog. Why not? I don't know. I don't like being too exposed. I sometimes find it hard to juggle my friendships with a variety of other parents with my radical cultural views,so I often keep my views to myself. I'm not particularly interested in persuading people of my own point of view, in 'real life', though I enjoy argumentation through writing.
Anyway, it would be something new to do an open blog. I'm thinking about it...