Wednesday, 25 April 2012

This is me

I've been thinking a lot about my blog over the last few weeks and wondering if blogging anonomously is really what I want to be doing.

I have had my reasons for wanting to keep my identity a secret, but suddenly they don't seem so important anymore.

I love reading and commenting on other people's blogs, but I feel that it is hard for me to make a connection with other people while I am holding something of myself back. Sure, I blog and comment on other blogs honestly and from the heart, but people like to know who they are conversing with.

To that end, I have decided to reveal myself. Hi everyone, my name is Mel and this is me.

ANZAC Day 2009

This photo is a few years old now, but it's one of my favourites. I was on maternity leave at the time, hence I wasn't marching, but Thunder Maker was still in the RAAF back then and was the catafaulque party commander for the service in one of the towns we were living near at the time. Seagull is "wearing" his hat.

Jan 2012
This is a more recent photo and was taken just after we moved into the house we are living in now.

There you have it. This is me. Feel free to delurk and say hi. :)


Cassandra Louise said...

Well hello! Very lovely to meet you, Mel. :-) x

I've popped over from FYBF.

Sidetracked said...

Hi Cassandra, lovely to meet you too. Thanks for popping by. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel, nice to you meet you!

Sidetracked said...

Hi Lisa, it's lovely to meet you too. :)

Mrs Woog said...

Delurking to say hi! (and thanks for the button add) I started off blogging anon but it just does not seem to work for anyone! Own it xxx

CRAP Mamma said...

Hey Mel, nice to put a name to a face. Thanks for the button add awesome! I started blogging anonymously too but I found it really hard. It's nice to put your name to your work xx

Sidetracked said...

Thanks for delurking Mrs Woog! And thanks for stopping by Jacqui! I orignially started blogging when I was on maternity leave after having Wombat as a way to reach out to other people. Realistically, I think it's harder to feel like you belong in the blogging scene when you are hiding your identity. I've found that revealing my identity has made me more confident to just get involved and put myself forward more with the blogging community.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mel! You look really love and very happy with your kids.

With lots of love from the North Pole,
Elfie, Leader of the Elves at Christmas World