I’m not afraid.
When people find out that I, a nineteen year old “child”, have a website, lecturing and warning doors open.
- “Don’t use your real name!”
- “Don’t give out personal information!”
- “Oh, I wish you wouldn’t have a website…” *shaking head* “Teens these days getting themselves into so much trouble…”
- *acts like I’m not there and speaks to someone else* “Ugh. Teens these days. All they do is SIT ON THAT COMPUTER! Why can’t they do something more productive? Something they can learn from??!!”
The feedback I receive is extremely irritating. People who don’t know anything about my websites or what I do on them act like I haven’t a right to even be online at all! I’m also told that I “should be afraid” and that I “don’t know how dangerous the Internet can be”.
But it isn’t the Internet.
It is the perverts and whatnots on the Internet. It isn’t me, it isn’t my friends – it’s the scams and such. If I am an adult like the law says I am, why can I not make my own decisions about what I put online? Why do I have to be criticized? Why can’t the people who know nothing about what I do online give me a chance? Why can’t they quit judging me as if I were a book cover?
I’m not afraid of someone finding me.
At first, my mom didn’t understand why I blog. For a while, she stayed up to date with my posts. Toward the end of 2010, her schedule filled up, and she began playing more of FarmVille and FrontierVille on her [fake] Facebook. If you play, feel free to click on “Facebook” and add her. She’s an active player and gifts frequently. Just saying. 😉
Anyway, my mom blogged for a while. She stopped because people she knew offline were starting to read her posts, and she didn’t like it. Before they began reading it, though, she wanted people to read her blog. It was kind of funny, actually. I got into “trouble” (mostly just jealousy statements were thrown at me) for having even one commenter other than her or myself on my blog posts. I love my mom; she’s hilarious. 😛
…And she calls me hilarious. LOL
I spent the night at my mom’s house last night, and I am spending the night here tonight as well. That’s how I am currently online. ^^
You should see people’s reactions when they find out I have penpals… 😉 😛 LOL