Friday, February 17, 2017
On Privacy and Sharing Photos
Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia
During that time my blog kind of exploded here in Russia. I felt bad that his picture was being shared and people were leaving comments and mentioning him in them (they were mostly comments about how he should break up with me because I won't make a "good wife"). After reading them I felt guilty he was being dragged into comments made by online trolls. The negative remarks about me didn't bother me so much as the comments about him did. Even though they saying mean things about him he didn't ask to be put in the blog. The dread ate at me for a little while. I immediately went to old blog posts and changed his name and removed some pictures. I needed to respect his privacy, which is why I will be referring to him as 'A' from now on. I don't know how much that will help. I'm not taking him out of this blog completely, but I'm just going to be more conscious about what I share.
I've been wanting to take a photo of that yellow house with green trim for SO long. I still want to take a photo of it when spring comes for my Instagram, but I'm always afraid someone is going to come out and yell at me. I couldn't resist the other day, though, because it looked so cute with the icicles and snow surrounding it. You can also see this house and this house from my Instagram if you look close enough. I want to go around sometime this spring and take pictures of the wooden houses. I just love how they look!