Why I keep my BLOG a secret

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In this post, you’re going to know why I keep my blog a secret from my family, relatives and friends 

Blogging could be unknown to many people. People may laugh at you if you say that you are a blogger.

But in my opinion, Blogging is a silent killer and a great way to connect with like-minded people and

Of course, a great way to earn passive income.

In this post, I’m going to share a different side of my blogging journey that I haven’t discussed yet.

Stay tuned…

A Little Story of Mine

Back in 2015, when I was in college, I decided to start a blog. But that time, I had no clue where to start.

I didn’t have money to buy domain & hosting. So I started with a free blogging platform which was

Thanks to Google! ( is a product of Google).

Initially, I had no sense of writing that’s why I never told my college friends. Because I didn’t want to make fun of me.

This is the first reason, why I kept my BLOG a secret from my family and friends.

But Later, I learned a lot.

And guess what? Nothing happened.

I failed too early… so bad! (But it helped me understand what mistakes I was making)

SO the next time when I started my blog again, I knew the right way of doing things.



Well, the second reason why I kept my BLOG a secret is the “finance

I was not financially stable. My father’s pay was only $600 a month.

And I didn’t want to ask my father to pay my bills. (Because he could not afford to pay extra bills. That’s why I chose to start with BLOGGER.COM. )



My family had a conservative background. They used to believe that only “JOB” is a way to earn a living and good for career.

They didn’t know what blogging is. And it’s quite tough to convince my family. It was really challenging.

And if I could, they were convinced me to quit blogging. And probably I couldn’t be a blogger today.

I didn’t want to face this. That’s why I kept my BLOG a secret from my family.


I didn’t hear the word “Blogging” before I started it myself. Because I was new to blogging.

And that’s why I was not confident whether not I could take it for granted.

Because of the lack of belief, there was a fear of failure. It discoursed me to reveal blogging secret to my Friends and family.


I still remembered when I got approval for AdSense and made my first $0.01.

And you wouldn’t believe me that it took me almost 3 years to get my first payment from AdSense which was only $109.

Still, it made me happy. It was not a good amount so, I didn’t disclose my earnings to anyone.

Because I was earning inconsistently little money that a delivery boy could earn in just 7 days.

It was not that honourable to me. And it was also a reason why I kept my BLOG a secret from my family, relatives & friends.



 All my family & friends don’t know the value of blogging. That’s why I didn’t convince them about blogging.

And I still kept it a secret from my relatives but not from my family.

Here I’ve successfully discussed why I kept my BLOG a secret from my family, relatives and friends.

Do you have a similar kind of story? Please do share it in the comment section. I would love to hear from you.

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Happy Blogging!


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Shailesh Shakya
Shailesh Shakya

I'm a Professional blogger, Pinterest Influencer, and Affiliate Marketer. I've been blogging since 2017 and helping over 20,000 Readers with blogging, make money online and other similar kinds of stuff. Find me on Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter!

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