You may (or may not) have noticed that I have taken my picture down off of my blog site and all of my social media sites. I have also disassociated my name from them all. I didn't do this to try and get away from Big Government, I'm sure they're already got me on at least one list. I did it to keep my identity from the public. Yes, that includes you...at least those of you who don't know me personally.
It's actually a big step for me. The reason I started this blog site and the consequent social media accounts was to interact with people. It was fine when I didn't have people visiting my site and social media that I didn't know. I never had even thought about that when I was flaunting my picture and my name out there all over social media. But I soon realized that there may be people out there that I shouldn't interact with, and especially should not share my identity with. It's not a fear that I have, but it is a precaution that I feel I need to take. And no, I haven't received any threats or bullying. I just feel like it's the right thing to do and the right time to do it.
One of the reasons I feel this way is because of some of the precautions that preppers have about sharing their storage and caches information with others. I mean, in reality, I'm sharing mine with almost 200 people every time I write a blog article; and the majority of those people I don't know who they are. (And, yes, I am just a small time blogger...now. But, I'd say I'm doing pretty good since I'm just barely getting started at this gig.)
In a nutshell, I've listened to those who say you should keep mum the fact that you are a prepper, and only divulge that information with people you know and trust. I've listened to them, and I've come to believe them. We don't know what people are truly capable of (even our friends) when they or their families are starving or simply trying to survive. And, let's face it...that's why we prep. So we can be ready/prepared for any emergency situation, no matter how small or how big.
So, I am going incognito; becoming a gray woman (since I can't be a "gray man", lol) in social media and online. I am still me. I am still here. You can still interact, or ignore me, just as you always have. Well, at least as you have since I started blogging.
I honestly think it is kind of freeing. I mean, I've displayed way more caution when writing about my personal preps than I normally would if I were talking to someone I knew. Now, I don't have to be so cautious with you!
I thought about just going away. You know, shutting down the blog and the Christian Prepper Gal social media accounts. I was seriously on the verge of doing that. Mostly because I felt like I was leaking too much information to the public concerning my preps and prepper lifestyle. But then my daughter reminded me of how I'm actually helping people. So, for now, I'm going to give this a try and see how it goes. I only wish I had thought of this from the start. You know how it goes, hindsight and all, lol.
You are always with me in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that you do the same for me. Thank you for reading my blogs and watching my videos. I hope that in some small way I have helped you along the way.
Until next time...happy prepping, and God bless!