Yes. I did then remove it for a week or two.
Yes. I have now put it back up.
And no. I'm not losing my mind.
I am, quite simply, an idiot;
I set up a LinkedIn account in an attempt to further my writing career which, luckily enough, does not involve an extensive knowledge of technology.
Then I inadvertently sent a request to connect to everyone in my gmail address book.
Naturally, the people I least wanted to connect with accepted immediately; Mark, the ex-husband, Anthony the Greek, Jake the ex-boyfriend and Matthew, the disastrous date.
For those of you who don't already know or haven't already guessed, Kitty Moore is my pseudonym.
And as Kitty, I have shared very intimate details of my relationships with Mark, Anthony and Jake. Not to mention my very unflattering assessment of Matthew after our one and only date.
They wouldn't even have to go to the trouble of googling Kitty; my LinkedIn account helpfully provided a link to this blog.
Panic set in. I had to stop them reading it. But I couldn't close it down; that would defeat the object of using the blog as a writing sample.
Once I stopped screaming and the heart palpitations eased off, I came up with the genius idea of temporarily making the blog ‘invitation only’.
But it had been a while since I blogged. So I had forgotten my password. And blogspot had changed its format.
It took a full thirty minutes of being totally inept before I managed to change the settings.
I left it a week or two until their interest had (hopefully) waned then opened it up again.
I did, however, delete 'size does matter' (for obvious reasons) and other highly personal posts relating to Mark, Anthony and Jake. Then I realised that their absence made my story incomplete.
So I've restored all the posts. And I will continue to tell it as it is.
The worst that can happen is that they read it, right?