Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blog going private

Hello everyone. I just wanted to give you a heads up that as of next week, our family blog will be a private blog, no longer available for anyone in the world to view. I'd still love to have all of you read up on the happenings in our lives, but I also want to filter out those people who might try and take advantage of our photos and information. I've been considering this for a long time, and finally a friend sent a link to a friends blog about a bad experience she recently had: she tracked a strange website from her blog and found pictures of her children on a porn website. Scary stuff.

And so, if you'd like to receive an invitation to view our blog, please leave me a comment here or send me an email at elisa.g.smith@gmail.com and be sure to include your email address so that I can send you an invite. Once you receive the invite, you'll have to sign in each time, before viewing our blog, and you will no longer see any of our family updates on your reader page. I know it'll be a little more of a hassle doing it this way, but I'll feel better about life. Thanks, and we hope we don't lose any of our wonderful readers!

24 comments:

Cristin said...

Why were the kids on a porn website? Did she post pictures of them naked? I don't get it.

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Kimberlyn said...

I still want to read your blog. My blogging email is kimberlynl@gmail.com

Elisa said...

Apparently she did have some with their little bum cheeks hanging out. But I'm not really sure all the details, or if they do any sort of photo cropping and inserting sort of things.

Shayla T said...

I saw a news report of a womans child being circulated in an adoption scam, scary stuff! Definitely add in me in. You know my e-mail. :)

Elliot said...

You know mine, E. PS, this is April :)

Amber said...

Elisa,

I just found your blog through Alexis Morgan. She used to live in PA by us while her husband was in med school and apparently you guys know each other (or she knows your husband). Anyway, it's great to see what you guys have been up to! Definitely add me to your list. amber.brueseke@gmail.com

Amber Brueseke (Longhurst)

Casey said...

Yikes. A lot of people have been going private lately. I probably should too. We'll see.

Anyway, please add us to the list.
spaceycasey(at)gmail

Mary said...

You know my email too, so I'm waiting for the invite! I have recently heard of a similar story -- my friend came across pictures of herself and her family on a stranger's blog -- and the stranger was pretending to be her. Like completely stealing her life. Freaky.

berrymom said...

Oh I hate that we have to worry about such scary things. Maybe I should go private too. I definitely still want to read your blog. I'm sure you know my email, but here it is again jmberry1@gmail.com

Lindsay said...

Count me in! geilmans@gmail.com

kelley said...

You have my email. Don't forget us!!

MarieC said...

I'd like to be able to keep following you.

marie (at) 4cummings.net.

Natalie said...

sign me up
nataliehlambert@gmail.com

Krissy said...

I'd like an invite.

MacLeans said...

Hi, I'm Sheri MacLean (was Ervin in high school). I went to school with Scott. I am good friends with Alisa and Jason, thus that's how I found your blog. I love reading about your family. Would love to be able to continue reading it. brettandsheri@gmail.com

Also, could you send (or post it) on how to make a blog private? sounds like a good idea. Thanks!

Esther said...

Can you email me one please?

Rachel said...

Yes please invite me too!! I am pretty sure you have my email.

Jill said...

I would still love to read your blog...we love your family!!

Jill Kipp
D4Kipps@yahoo.com

The Higgins said...

I love to read about your cakes!

Nataly in Georgia.
natc1998@windstream.net

Leatham Family said...

Hey Elisa I would still like to read your blog and keep in touch. My email is mleatham83@hotmail.com

The Horne's said...

I would like to keep up on your family! :-)
Heidapong@Hotmail.com

Vanessa said...

please add us to the list-Vanessa and Jefferson Criddle toonchic@gmail.com

The Conders said...

I would love to still read your blog! bconder85@yahoo.com