Catie and I are chatting about spreading the word on this blog via twitter. Her account is setup to automatically share new posts as they come out. Mine is not.
“Why not?” you may ask.
Well, that isn’t an answer. So I’m going to self analyze here. After all, we did say we were going to share the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Because… I don’t think I’m ready to share this information with the world.
Because… I don’t want to deal with negative consequences.
Reasonable. No one wants to deal with negative consequences. But what consequences can come from people knowing I’m in a poly relationship? What is the worst case scenario?
I’m not sure.
Being “exposed” to family and friends isn’t really an issue. Everyone close already knows. I mean, we’re not shy about our relationship. Mind you, we don’t flaunt it, either. We don’t announce it or go around groaping and kissing each other for the sake of pushing people’s buttons. But we behave like a family, and if you read our body language, you’ll know. It’s out there for the world to see. And if someone doesn’t like it, they’re welcome not to come back or not invite us to their corner of the world.
What about nasty words from strangers? I don’t really care. You can tell us we’re going to hell and we’ll just respond with, “we’ll see you there.” 😉
Yeah. That’s probably where my issue begins. Acquaintance are close enough to influence my circle but I don’t know if my family is safe. I don’t know enough about them to know if my children will be on the receiving end of their judgment. Bina can handle it. T is still young…
Part of me says screw it.
The other part wants me to keep things safe.
What do you think? Shall I tweet it out? I’d love some advice.