Undercover Blogger…

So I have been blogging for a few months now and I think I’m starting to get in a bit of a groove! I love that I am writing again, (something I haven’t done since college where I majored in creative writing) its amazingly therapeutic and so much a part of myself I forgot how good it felt.

I’ve been following blogs since forever and now I know why you all do it! There are amazing people out there that comment, interact with you and just …. Get it. I love that.

So why is my husband the only one in the world (around me) who knows about my blog?

Like everyone else I have dreams of grandeur, clearly some goals have been set for this blog. See Below:

1) Worldwide expansion: obviously this blog will open up offices all over the globe, there simply wont be enough supply in demand. Paris, Amsterdam, Africa, Antartica even! Everyone will want a piece!

2) The blog will have at least 2 million followers

3) Rappers will start mentioning the blog in their lyrics “who dat, your baby mama? Nah that’s just brooklyn active mama”

4) I will be asked to be a guest judge on the following shows : American idol, x-factor, the biggest loser, Americas Next Top Model, project runway…and the list goes on. My expertise will be craved all over television, producers will beg me to be on their shows!

I jest. I jest.

I suppose I haven’t told anyone because a) its my baby! And b) When I write, I am very transparent. I write straight from the heart, so there is a bit of a vulnerability factor there that make me hesitate to share with the real world.

Not even my best friend in the world knows (yet). I’m not sure why I haven’t told her yet. I set insane goals in my brain like….as soon as I get 100 followers, I’ll tell her. Clearly, followers isn’t the best benchmark but I’m so nervous to tell her! I think she will love it actually but I’m still so hesitant.

So that’s me! The undercover blogger who adores finding new blogs to obsess over and follow, yet I can’t share my own blog with friends and family members. What is a girl to do?

Ever had something you kept to yourself for no special reason?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. I would love if my family and friends just magically found my blog and started following….but they haven’t. I don’t think my husband reads my blog either. I have shared my blog site with several friends and a couple of family members, but they don’t ever mention it so neither do I.
    But on the other end, I am SOOOOO thrilled about all the wonderful connections I have made. Blogging is awesome, I have enjoyed writing for a long time and now I can do it and have support from so many great people.
    It is also kind of fun to have something that is somewhat secret. 😉

  2. Fatoutofskinny says:

    My blog is a place for me to put down my thoughts and vent. A place for me to keep my head in the game so I can achieve my goals. I don’t know if I necessarily want my family reading it, they may not like what they see. But some of my friends know about and read it, sometimes, I guess they see me al the time and figure they get the scoop live!

  3. Legally Chocolat says:

    I have all kinds of things I selfishly keep to myself. Exactly makes them more enjoyable sometimes :-)

  4. I love number three!!! Too funny! It took awhile before I told anyone about my blog. Writing is very personal and I tend to get sensitive about it even though I do it for a living. I found that by sharing it my friends and co-workers open up to me more because of what they’ve read on my blog. I’m sure your BFF will LOVE it. We strangers do – why wouldn’t she? :)

  5. Blogging is wonderful I have so many new twitter buddies and blogging buddies. I don’t know if family members have found my blog I know my hubs reads it occasionally but other than that this is mines and what I say on my blog is what I want to say. I treat blogging as a diary for me it’s good to get things off your chest and have a voice.

  6. You are too funny baby girl and I love those biggg ideas running through your brain. I can’t even start writing the kind of dreams I used to have or the things I fantasise about. But one thing is sure, having big dreams makes you work harder and with luck, you will achieve your goals.

  7. Mrs. Pancakes says:

    You will have your coming out party soon…I told two of my bf’s and they weren’t shocked…one had seen something on my phone..she was just waiting for me to tell her..now she reads it all the time! Share when you are ready:-)

  8. i am right there with you. i was very hesitant to tell my family and friends about my blog. i too have all these expectations floating in my head that i want to achieve before i let everyone in on it and of course the vulnerability factor. but my husband wants to tell EVERYONE! he doesn’t understand why i want to keep this on the DL for a while so i can mentally prepare myself for allowing all my friends and family in. the more connections and blogger friends i “meet” the more comfortable i feel.

  9. Oh welcome to the mommy blogging world… you are going to meet so many fun people and make a lot of friends. It has been great to have other moms understand my world to chat with. Thanks for visiting my place, talk to you soon.

  10. As a fairly new blogger myself, I’m nodding and smiling at this share! I will say I’m with Optimistic Mom down there – and actually I’m a little bit hurt, because all the people who said for years that instead of writing in emails to my online groups and in facebook notes, I should gather everything into a blog and when I finally did so – pfft – no one seems to read it. YET that said! I have indeed!!! made some wonderful connections :)

    I would follow you by email BUT I got an error message, saying this blog isn’t email enabled ;(

  11. Maple Lane says:

    You have a great blog. I found you via Noelle. Much like you, I prefer that my closest friends and relatives don’t follow my blog!!!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Autumn weekend.

  12. It is fun right?? The connections are so awesome. Like connecting with you! :)

  13. aw thanks so much! you too!

  14. I will fix and email you, thanks for letting me know!

  15. Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

  16. Yes the vulnerability of it all has me going crazy! I agree, I am getting more comfortable by the day.

  17. Yes, I will, your story gives me courage! :)

  18. Ha! Thanks, I really don’t have those kind of goals, but it was fun to put them out there in the universe!

  19. Yes! I have a Voice! I adore that part about blogging. I can speak pretty freely and get some good feedback.

  20. # three is my fav too. Maybe I have a rap career in my future! hahaha Thanks so much for the encouragement, means a lot. <3

  21. Indeed! :)

  22. I hear you, esp with fitness/weightloss blogs where we put ALL of our numbers out there in the name of accountability. Not necessarily something you want to share with your closest friends and family members.

  23. It took me a while to start telling people about my blog too! You’ll tell them when you’re ready :) I’m glad I did because it was hard hiding something I did everyday from people I was close to, but it definitely took me a while to get there…

  24. I am an undercover blogger too! I don’t even use my real name. I just feel like I write about real events and I don’t want to jeopardize anyone’s privacy. I also don’t want my real feelings exploited to my family and friends.

  25. Thank you for coming over to my blog. I hear you on wishing people would find your blog easier. I’ve been doing a lot of research and really using Twitter to work on all of that. I started following your blog and on Twitter. I just started self hosting my own site this week. Once I get things up and going I’m going to start having guest bloggers. I read some of your other post as well before writing this comment. If you are interested when I start having guest bloggers I would love to have you has one of them. It’s yet another way to get your blog out there. Are you a member of the different blog sites?

  26. Ha ha!! Love this! I simply don’t know why I haven’t been called to be on Regis and Kelly yet? I mean come on I have 1700 GFC followers and almost a thousand facebook fans and I’ve mentioned Kelly on twitter at least twice. Seriously!! 😉 Great post!! Too funny, and I’m resharing it. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend! :)

  27. #3 is a goal to shoot for. Love it!

  28. Happy Monday!! You have won the Liebster Blog award!!


    Katie @ Glamorous Without the Guilt

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