thank you for your kind comments.
i didn't mean to alarm you, but it is something we need to be aware of.
so, in hope to aid your safe journey through the internets i'll share what freaked me out:
i have a very small collection of photos on flickr - mostly of dolls and stuff i've made. but in order to free up some hard drive space i had put some photos from blog posts over there too.
always pretty careful about privacy and content.
but if you remember a few weeks ago i posted an adorable photo of Monte wearing Jada's fairy dress? (don't bother searching for it, it's gone) that was one of the photos over at flickr.
it had gained a lot more hits than i care to think about.
(most likely from a pretty perverse community)
so, it isn't blogger that's necessarily the problem but the thought of exposing my children to violation - however unintentionally - is the concern. especially in the copying/misuse of their images.
so my options are:
1. go through all my posts and delete images of kids
2. go private and do invites/requests up to 100 readers.
3. go private and have a separate "make-stuff"/Tiny Eyes blog.
4. delete entire blog and start fresh.
5. delete and quit blogging.
we're having a mini-break this week so i think i'm going to take this time to decide on my course of action (i'd appreciate any suggestions though! am i overreacting??)
(further reading on this topic is this post by Angela from Striking Keys)