I have this theory, and tell me what you think about it.
My theory that people don't like bloggers who don't post pictures of themselves and their families as much as those that do. I'm not saying that those that don't are shunned or made to sit in the corner. But I've noticed that a lot of the most popular bloggers are the ones that really put themselves out there.
And to some degree, I can understand that. I mean, it is human nature to want to connect with people, and how can you do that with someone who is faceless to you? And that is fine with me, I am not trying to criticize. It just isn't my cup of tea.
I mean, even newspaper writers are doing it now, awkward photos above online bylines.
But really, does it make a difference?
I actually sort of value my anonymity. And I certainly value the anonymity of my child. There are some major whackjobs out there, and even though they don't constitute the majority, they are scary enough to make me never want them to lay eyes on my kid or save his image on their computers.
I have had an opportunity to "blow my cover" quite a few times recently, and each time I chose to not reveal myself.
I can count on my hand the number of fellow bloggers who know what I look like. And I'd like to keep it that way, really.
Because once you have crossed that invisible line, it's like your virginity, you just can't get it back.
What do you think?
P.S. I'm not necessarily talking about myself as a boo-hooing when I say the more popular blogs have pics. I just think it's an overall trend thing.