I rallied at the eleventh hour on Sunday and got my BOM Rehab block done. This is block nine of the Mystery BOM featuring a 3 Sisters Christmas collection called Grace, that was sponsored by the Fatquartershop.
Finally, I seem to be over the miserable virus that laid me low last week. I even felt well enough to go visit my family in the Bay Area yesterday, which I hadn't done since the beginning of April. It was good to see everyone, and I am always reminded how much I enjoy it, and how I need to make the trip more regularly. It is a two and a half hour drive though, so I have to pace myself.
A couple of readers emailed me to ask why I had taken down the photos of my grand daughter that I had posted last week. I have such mixed feelings about posting pictures or other information about her. On the one hand, since she is the light of my life, I want to share her with my friends and family. On the other hand, I am aware that not everyone who may read my blog is in the category of friend or family, and could potentially use her image in ways that I would be uncomfortable with. It is such a dilemma for me.
So, if I share anecdotes and photos of her, and then only leave them up for a day, I figured my regular readers could enjoy it, but I could remove the images so they weren't up there permanently for random people to see. That may be faulty logic though. I have heard that once something is out on the internet it is out there forever, even if you think you have removed it.
I'd love to know your opinions on the subject. Do you think it is appropriate to share photos and stories about young children on a personal blog, or is it too fraught with potential dangers? Has anyone heard of stalkers showing up on the door step of someone who posted photos of their children or grandchildren on their craft blog? It is such a remote possibility that I shouldn't worry about it? Or is taking any sort of risk foolhardy, no matter how unlikely the negative outcome? My sister frets about me doing it, so I have been giving the subject a lot more thought recently.