Thank you all for your feedback and advice following this post. I took everything you said to heart and thought. A lot.
The more I thought; the more I realized that I don't need to change a single thing. Would going public mean I could (in theory, mind you) become a famous blogger one day? Yep...in a planet far, far away that might be a possiblity.
However, as much as I like to know that someone is reading what I have to say, I don't like being the center of attention. It just isn't me. I love all of you. Right now, I don't think I need to tell friends and family that I blog for fun. (Fine; it's bordering on obsession.) The people that really matter to me are already reading my blog, or are at least aware of its existance.
I don't want to have to sensor myself. I never purposely set out to hurt anyone's feelings - but from time to time, I need to vent and be selfish.
I'm happy to get new followers - but all you fabulous ladies are enough. Seeing comments from you makes me smile; I don't need anything more. :-)