A letter of invitation I sent:
I have to admit that I have struggled very hard with the anonymity of my blog. I like the freedom of being able to say whatever pops into my head without worrying about offending someone I care about. But, I have come to realize that while I might shock you to your toes in some posts, that we are family and we love each other for who we are so the shocks don't really matter. I'm proud of my writing most of the time. The most important thing I've learned recently though is that I not only trust the love of my friends and family but that I trust ME. The stuff I put out there is me and I don't need to hide it. I'm certainly not going to send out a mass email to people saying Hey, Go Read This. But if someone stumbles across me or asks to see me, I'm not going to avoid that either. I still will not post names/locations and such. That's about internet safety though. I hope you understood that I didn't keep my blog a secret from you specifically. It was more a matter of keeping it FOR me instead of from other people. I'm not sure if that makes sense. Anyway, you asked, and I'd love it if just one of my posts made you laugh or cry.