Thursday, November 11, 2010

Privacy Notice

I know this is a dreaded post for us all. I have been meaning to go private since Steele was born. Brett and I (especially Brett) know the dangers of putting private information online for the whole world to see. Honestly I know my followers are all good friends, family and some random blogging acquaintances. I am even fine with random readers. I am an open book in real life so I figure why not be in the blogging world? But there is a reason not be an open book in the blogging world. Because creepy neighbor Steve learning all the likes and dislikes of your one year old son, is a perfect reason. I don't really have a creepy neighbor named Steve, but it's a possible scenario and it's time for me to stop taking that chance.

I know it's just a switch of a button, but promise you'll still come see me? I know I get lazy at times and click on a friend who is private and the log-in screen comes up and I just go to someone else. I know a few of you have "pre-blogs" and I have been meaning to find all of the new links and add them but have forgotten to do that too. That leads me to my next topic; "pre-blogs". Those of you who do use them, do you find it annoying to update two blogs and manage them both? I know it's simple but to get it all set up and working seem to be a pain.

Thank you for all your love and support in your comments. I have many friends to be grateful for and want you all to know your compassionate words mean the world to me.

Hope to get emails from ALL of you. Please include your email even if you think I have it already. I really don't care if I don't know you either. As long as you have a blog and I can see that you're normal and your name isn't Steve....haha.

I didn't this for you Brett. MWA!

84 comments:

ChloƩ said...

i want to keep reading!! my email is chloeroseashby@gmail.com !

kylee said...

me toooo! shorty_kylee@hotmail.com

kaitlynsays said...

Hi Emily,

I'm one of those random blog readers (hello!)

I completely understand the scary feeling with strangers reading such personal info about you and your family. But I'd love keep reading so hopefully by introducing myself you'll be comfortable with that. :)

My blog URL is www.kaitlynsays.wordpress.com (I'm definitely not creepy neighbor Steve!) and my email is kosbornb@yahoo.com

If you still don't feel comfortable, I totally understand! Thanks for sharing your story with the blogiverse and good luck with everything!

Best,
Kaitlyn

n.davis said...

exactly why we went private. just heard to many scary and weird things. it's hard to do, but worth it for your sweet sweet family!


we want in. :)
nikkisheaj@gmail.com

Renee said...

seh1027@aol.com

Renee said...

That was me Sarah McGiven

muffytootles said...

kellisandgren@msn.com

Gabe, Melissa, and Jace said...

I love redaing your blog and definately want an invite! mel_miles28@yahoo.com

P.S. you're in trouble and you know why:) Young womens...

The Westover Family said...

I know you don't know me, but I was way good friends with Britt in college and I just LOVE Brett to pieces and reading your inspiring stories of having children! you guys are great! if you don't mind adding me that would be awesome! kristigirl1821@hotmail.com

danny.des.jack said...

Please let us keep on stalking you! bballdez12@msn.com It doesn't turn into that big of a pain to see other private blogs once yours is private because you are already logged in. Does that make sense? :) Probably not. Anyway, please keep us in.

Jess and Matt said...

Hey Emily--I'm Heidi's sis-in-law and love to stop and read your blog. I don't even know what a pre blog is! Anyway, would love to keep reading ;) jessicalibbiewood@ hotmail. com
jessnmatt. blogspot. com

Stan & Ash said...

ashley-marie53@hotmail.com:)

The Colvins said...

Keep me in the loop! I like checking in on your cute little family.

Erin said...

i love your blog. send me an invite. chaco_lizard@yahoo.com

Toni S. Cook said...

Hey Emily! You know I love you guys and want to know what's going on since we are so far out of the loop these days! I'd love to keep following. tonicook7@gmail.com
Hope you guys are doing well :)

Rochelle said...

I would love to still blog stalk you if you don't mind! My email is jrovery@yahoo.com and my blog is private (so I totally understand your reasoning for going private ) - Would love to add you - just send me an email!

Katie said...

Hey Emily,
I love your blog and can't wait to see those pictures you and Brett just took (I saw on Facebook) Please add me. Once school is out I will hopefully make one for Tyler and I.

katemarshall73@hotmail.com

-Katie

Cat* said...

I'm a pretty new follower and would be sad to stop reading your lovely stories. The last post was really interesting and I'm so happy for your second baby :)

P.S. catharina_ungar@web.de

Jessica said...

Random blogger! I would love to keep reading. My blog is jessicaholbrook.blogspot.com. My email is jessicaholbrook8@gmail.com. Thanks.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Emily...please send me an invite...I'm family!

Holley Berry - berryh@elon.edu and blog wildberrypunch2.blogspot.com

Stephen and Ileana said...

Hey Emily,

I love reading ur blog!

stevesouth360@yahoo.com

Lara said...

add me please :D
I need to do this too, that creepy neighbor Steve... well he's pretty creepy! lol.

Larajvl5@gmail.com

*The Smiths* said...

Hi Emily, my name is Kim and I am a random reader. One night I was searching for fertility doctors and I found Dr. Richards through your blog. I am so grateful for Dr. Richards and to you for leading me to him. I am so happy for you and your next baby! If it's alright with you I would love to keep reading. My blog is nateandkimsmith.blogspot.com. My email is nksmithfamily@gmail.com. Thanks, and congratulations on this new little one!!

Leslie said...

Hey Emily! I'd love to stay in touch with your cute family. My email is jeremylesliecasper (at) gmail (dot) com

jenna said...

pick me!!
xoxo
jmrammell@gmail.com

Shannon said...

Hi this is Shannon Heath (Manning) from high school. My emal is shanheath@gmail.com I would love an invite to your blog. Your family is so dang cute! My blog is sheltonandshannonheath.blogspot.com My blog is private too. So, if you give me your email, or message me it on facebook I can give you an invite to our blog too. Thanks! :)

kim said...

hi this is kim. i am also a random reader but would love to continue reading. my email is tengo007@gmail.com. you are welcome to see our blog kamaiandkim.blogspot.com its private so send me your email if you want and i can add you!
thanks!

The Belliston's said...

breynerb@gmail.com

Nic & Trudi said...

I of course want to keep reading. trudi.warren@gmail.com

The Miller's said...

Hi Em, I would love to keep reading your fun blog!!!
tiffanimiller3@gmail.com

Renee said...

I am Sarah McGiven's sister and I love following your blog! modberenee@hotmail.com

Two People Loving Like CRAZY said...

I love reading your blog and you don't know me but I find your strength inspiring

courtneylpurcell@gmail.com

Travis and Teresa Wilson said...

tntwilson05@gmail.com

Thanks

Elder Brownlow said...

Jessbrownlow2@gmail.com

D'Laina said...

add me too

dlaina10@gmail.com

Rachel Leigh said...

It's not bad doing the preblog thing. I don't think so anyway. Just takes a second.

mrsbraegger@gmail.com

Desirae said...

Please add me too! My email is: desirae_j@hotmail.com

Also, I have a pre-blog and it really is not a pain at all to update both - seriously.

Thanks!

Corey and Nikki Preston said...

npreston05@gmail.com

We really need to get together for lunch one day. So excited for your new baby

bishopfamily said...

awesomeanderson@gmail.com

~*aShLi*~ said...

You don't know me but I have your blog on my blog feed. I really loved reading your two IVF stories! I've had a few friends go through it is so inspiring to read your story. please add me! alundwall@gmail.com

The Roches said...

I'm a good friend of your sis in law Brittany. You can ask her for proof that I'm not crazy Steve :) I love following your blog and would love to keep reading! emmy.roche@gmail.com

Jeff & Kayci said...

kaycibitton1@gmail.com Love ya!

Jaime Stephens said...

I am a random reader but I do enjoy your fertility journey as I have a cousin who is going through it and I love to send her to your blog for support... I found you through Sarah your cousin I am a friend of hers... I would love to be added but totally understand if I am not....

Thanks

bjstephens4(at)yahoo(dot)com

Chelsea said...

I want in! chelsea.marshall@gmail.com

Trevor Heidi McCoy said...

Me too, Me too!

theheidiwood@gmail.com and do Trev's too...
thetrevorwood@gmail.com You know I love you!

Trevor Heidi McCoy said...

Oh and PS...it must really stink to have to input all these emails...going private almost sounds like a chore, but I bet it will be worth it! :)...oh and now you know that there's all these other people that love you and your blog too:)

Joshua & Jamie said...

Emily -

I would love an invite to your blog! jamie.solomon@Isysmail.com

Thanks

grant + brittany said...

brantgarnes@gmail.com

count me in!

The Hightower's said...

I would love to continue blog stalking your cute little family! What a wonderful place to come and be inspired : ) your little one is absolutely adorable! Haven't seen you in years!

Brooke Hightower
brooke_hightower@hotmail.com

kaylasue said...

I love reading about your miracles and experiences about baby making! It helps me and reassures me that I will be able to have babies too someday, because I have endometriosis and it's scary to think that I might not be able to experience such joy!
kaylasue08@gmail.com

Jared, Heather Emmett said...

hebs2883@yahoo.com

After watching Oprah the other day and seeing how many child molesters are out there it makes me nervous too.

Kelly Boyle said...

Hey Emily, I want in.
Kellymcgiven@msn.com
Love you Guys!

Kendall said...

Private or not, I'm still going to be an avid follower. Here's my address:
kendallcupps@yahoo.com

Matt, Katelyn, and Brady Risenmay said...

I was in your stake growing up but I guess I am technically a random reader. I am not sure how I came across your blog but it is so inspiring. My brother and his wife have fertility problems and it's been so nice to read your blog and be able to help support them as they struggle through this.

So, if you have room, I'd love to keep reading.

My email: katie_lyn123@hotmail.com
My blog: mattandkatelyn.blogspot.com

p.s. Congrats on your pregnancy!

Rob and Kjerstin said...

OK, even though I'm the worst blogger EVER, please forgive me and add my email to your list :)

kjerstin21@hotmail.com

Miss you! Love you!!

Audrey said...

I love reading your Blog.

audreyb21@gmail.com

Amanda M said...

Hey Emily!!
I hope you dont think I am totally crazy! I am Eric's sister!!
Way back when they were planning their wedding, Hayley went to her, to go to Brittany's blog, to go to someone else blog, to show us cake ideas!
Later I was going back and reading some of her old posts and noticed your blog!
Your little family is so cute!! Steele is such a stud!! I would love to keep reading!! And CONGRATS on your new baby!!!
Amanda Markus
amandam51@hotmail.com

Brittany said...

Yeah...I would really like to keep following your blog. It would be nice to know what is going on in your life.

brittanynaef@gmail.com

stuartandbrittney said...

Hey Emily,
I would love to be able to keep reading your blog. I think I've commented before, so hopefully its not a surprise that I read about your family:) If not this is Brittney (Bilson) Edgin from Jr. High. My email is billygirl185@gmail.com and my blog is stuartandbrittney.blogspot.com

The Norton Family said...

You dont know me but I wa referred to your blog as I'm starting ivf in January. I would love to keep reading your story. skyler_290@hotmail.com

Sarah Nelson said...

Ooh ooh! Me too! sarahsberryblonde@hotmail.com

the hopkins said...

Definitely want an invite!!
shawnee25@hotmail.com

And it doesn't bother me updating the "pre-blog". Yes it's one extra step, but only takes like 1 extra minute. And once I started using it I realized way more people were reading my blog than when it was just private. I find it very helpful!

Liz and Corey said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog, so please keep me in the loop too!

lizbowman at gmail dot com

PsychNerd said...

Hello :) My name is Megan, and although I don't blog, I follow a few blogs and recently stumbled upon yours! I am a graduate student earning my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (aka marriage therapist in training) and was immediately drawn to your blog because of your experience with IVF! I completely understand that you don't know me, but I would love to keep following your blog if you'd feel comfortable! I look forward to working with couples using IVF, etc and so your experience is a very personal one that I enjoy reading (rather than textbooks) - megan.seifert@gmail.com

Cami said...

Love to be 'invited'...camiwomble@gmail.com

Keith and Charayye said...

I would love to keep in touch! I to have thought of going private! charayye@hotmail.com Actually my blog email is Keiths I don't know if that will make a difference but that is jkcrocker@hotmail.com

Karly said...

Pre-blog is not annoying at all. tedandkarly@gmail.com

VictoriaHale said...

victoriah4@hotmail.com!! Thanks!!

Lindsay said...

Lindsayburr@Comcast.net

Valerie said...

I sent you my email on FB but I thought I would leave it here too. I LOVE you're blog!- Valerie

val.kuki@gmail.com

Brandon and Katie said...

Our babies have the same name! :) I wrote to you a little while back- brandon is good friends with the brady's.
katielee14@gmail.com

blog address: brandonandkatiecarter.blogspot.com

mandi said...

Hey Emily it's Mandi McClellan Your old babysitter! I love reading your blog I kind of still think of you as a little girl so its fun to read this and keep updated on you skousens!
mandilee33@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

I am one of those random readers!
But I would love to keep reading your blog!
I have a blog but it is not totally up and running yet. (still working out the final design details!)
rebeccahaymond@gmail.com

hayley said...

I want an invite
hailbop99@yahoo.com

Hayley Markus

The Howards said...

I wanna read its brianandlaurenhoward@gmail.com love ya

Clint & Jacqui said...

emily i love reading your blog. you have given me such inspiration at the times i need it. and i love you little family. thank you for being so personal at times and i hope i can still stalk your blog.

Sarah said...

sarahross1010@hotmail.com

Sherda-Birda said...

Sheridan and Scott rubyq68@gmail.com

kels&murr said...

love your guts!!
kelstucker@gmail.com

Jill said...

Add me please!
jill@zhomes.net

Jill

Regan and Michelle said...

mrussell@hotmail.com

K. Crisler said...

kellicrisler@gmail.com

Team Cupcake said...

Hi Emily,

I think we went to high school together, but I'm a random reader with a very good friend about to start IVF. Reading your blog really helped me prepare to be the most supportive friend I can be. I'd love to continue to read your blog!

mikeyanddara.blogspot.com
petersondara@gmail.com

Thank you :)
Dara

melissa marie said...

crazyboutdance@hotmail.com