Going private

Friends! Strangers! Passers-by! Now and then I choose to password-protect a post of mine, for whatever reason. If you would like the password to these posts, please leave a comment on this post- it will ask you for your email, and then I will have it, and I will email you the password. And I do thank you for your continued readership!

And everyone who comments will be added! I want as many readers as possible!



182 thoughts on “Going private

  1. I’d like to be added too, and I’m curious about who you’re hiding from, if not the abundance of strangers who will be commenting on this post?

    Will there be an interview process to qualify? I would love to be asked a series of ambiguous questions with no right answers. (Does that sound sarcastic? I’m totally serious, in a humorous way.)

    I can’t wait to hear what you’ll say in the private of your locked up blog. “I can write about whatever I want” is truly intriguing.

  2. Hm. Got this email address? ‘Cause it’s not asking me to give one, but maybe that’s an automatic thing. If you’re not saying whatever you want, then I’m looking forward to what else there is to say.

    (Instead of going private, I just made my blog less interesting again. So maybe this is a good move you’re making.)

  3. I really like reading your blog! i found it from your post on craigslist, and have been reading it since!


  4. Hi. I’ve been reading your blog for about a year, I think. It’s strong medicine for a girl stuck in Kentucky. Thanks for writing.

  5. I found your blog from the blog awards. I’d love reading words written by travelin’ dykes, please let me keep reading!

  6. please add me also, I am in portland and without you and jasper here I feel an odd sense of empty, as if there was a puzzle piece cut out of the air with your name on it.

  7. Dear god, I am glad I saw this in time! I would love to be added to, so I don’t miss one step of your inspirational adventure. ^.^

    But I understand and agree to going private. And that whole small-town thing, too (having lived in numerous small towns). If I had a bigger readership than say… three… I’d probably be paranoid someone I didn’t really want reading my blog might find it and figure out who I was, LOL! ^.^ I would certainly write less, too…

  8. i’ve been silently reading for months now…
    steeping in your prose like an aged teabag.
    identifying with you on many points, mystified on many others…
    i’m fascinated, and hooked.
    don’t leave me now.
    put me on your list, please.
    if you want me to comment, i surely will.
    i’ve just been enjoying you doing your thing.

  9. Very much have enjoyed reading about something so far removed from my daily existence.
    Alaska………WOW !!!
    Sign me up.

  10. I’m glad I didn’t wander away from the internet for so long that I missed this post. I’d to keep reading too. Thanks!

  11. hello, i would love to be added. thank you!
    i’ve been reading for quite a while but don’t really comment- i’ll try to get better at that:)

  12. People are fun and I might as well get to know as many as possible. (that bear post is the reason I want to keep reading) hahaha. I’m glad you know how to have an adventure.
    Jawbone Shea

  13. Hi Carrot!
    I’m Ro, and I work with T-bird. I love your writing, it is so very beautiful and entertaining and prophetic and poetic and rhythmic and picturesque. I love the life I lead here but also love to live vicariously through your stories of wandering and adventure like the breeze, the wave, the soil. Thank you for sharing your journeys, musings, wisdom. You’re a precious soul! Add me to your list!

  14. Hello there,
    I discovered your blog when it was nominated for the Lezzie, and have read it ever since! I read on google reader so add one to your counter for me =)

    Please add me to your private roster, thanks!

  15. I find myself curious enough about what might happen next to do something absolutely unthinkable for me, ask to be included. Please.

  16. Add me please! I found you through Tara’s blog several months ago. I’d miss your writing if you were gone too!

  17. Thank you for sharing your world with us. Please add me to your list and send the password.

  18. Hi Carrot,
    I’m on the road right now so don’t access the internet as much. I just found out about your going private. Your writings give me inspiration to live simply and fully in my current life of many changes… I’d love to be added to your list.

  19. Please add me! Thanks for linking back to the post – I’ve been away and would hate to have missed it. πŸ™‚

  20. hi! add me.
    i have gotten off track reading due to crazy work month (sexual assault awareness month) but i have been sitting her for an hour catching up.
    are you ever coming back to portland?

    also, have you seen any mystical foxes yet?


  21. i like to listen to stories about your ventures and i’d like to be added too. is your blogspot also protected, or can i be added to the reading list for that also?

    i am jumping on freights in about two weeks. maybe i will see you on the road, then.

  22. Carrot,
    I’ve been enjoying following your story for some time now and it brought a smile to my face to learn you’re up in Alaska. I lived there for all-too-short a time and hope to go back someday, in the meantime, it’s nice to hear some news from “home”.

    You’re certainly an inspiration in my life, sedentary as it is at the moment. Take care up there, in Alaska.

    If you’d care to add me to your list of readers, I’d be glad of it.


  23. I would love to keep following your blog about your Alaska adventures. Please add me to your email list.

  24. My, but you are popular and fancy now. Look at this! Everyone love Carrot Quinn! Hurrah hurrah!

    I am on the East Coast again, Carrot Quinn. I am thinking of you right now and maybe next month as I hurry on and on. Soon I will be close to Asheville, where we last truly spoke and I was bitten by the groundhog. Making eye contact with you in a busy portland coffee shop three months later doesn’t count.

    I would like your password protected business, and I would like some of your time one day, to sit and chat and discuss old things and new things.

    I hope you are well,

  25. Howdy.
    I would very much like to read your story polished and whole.
    You write with the kind of earnestness and character that far too many english teachers have tried to stamp out of far too many young minds yearning to be validated.

  26. If you please, you’re an inspiration, I too would like to join the mass of people asking to be a part of your life, as unconnected as we are.

    Thank you so much,

  27. greetings! i adore your blog….and am grateful to you for your sharing and your heart. please add me to the clan of password bearers, i hail from canada.
    thank you, with all my heart! xo crow

  28. as yer friend, i want access to top secret information as well, if yer inclined to give it. if’n not, that’s okay too.

  29. Howdy! I dreamed about you last night! We met in San Francisco and it was raining, and everyone was sledding down an icy slope on cheap metal sleds. And you had this sideways eyebrow piercing. You were with another girl, presumably your lady friend, and you were famous and it seemed like you were over the novelty of it. I approached you and introduced myself, but you passed me by on your way inside a house. As you shut the door I shouted (a bit pathetically, I think) “But you’re my favorite writer!”
    It was comically sad and senseless, and I hope you’re having a good day. If you wouldn’t mind me reading, I’d appreciate the password to your top secret words. Good day!

  30. Hello Carrot,
    Because of your mis-placed post that was placed in correct order, i spent hours last night enraptured by your writing. Yay archives! i found out i know a few people in common with you, not just sweet genius Detail Collector….though i don’t think we’ve ever met. I would love to have the password to read your protected posts. email me: good and green at g mail dot com, if you want elaboration on mutual connections!
    -your fan in Vancouver BC

  31. You remind me of all the beauty in Alaska I miss , moved back to Texas,and still wondering why.
    Add me please…. your writing inspires.

  32. I couldn’t possibly stand to be deprived of any of your writing. I would love to have your password.

  33. carrot,
    saw you do a reading at the waypost, and i am hooked. love your writing. may i have your password?

  34. for a good while now, i’ve read a your words with absolute delight.

    but i have somehow lost the password. gmail won’t oblige.

    would you resend?


  35. please send me your password! I clicked through from the chelseyhotel blogroll and always want to read more about freckles.

  36. Hi Carrot, just found your blog and haven’t been able to leave the computer while there is still more to read. You are a fantastic writer & I would love to access your entire content. Cheers πŸ™‚

  37. im not sure if you are still active here, but i’ve enjoyed many of your posts. so my email is available!

  38. We met once many years ago. We huddled waiting for a train, got questioned by the cops and criticized for the inspirational notes in my wallet, rode a unit towards sacramento… was this you i was with?, seems so long ago its a foggy memory. anyhow, i’d love to read your posts.

  39. I enjoy your writing. You paint pictures with words. Yes, include me in all your posts. And Thanks!!!

  40. Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it
    to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell
    to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her
    ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but
    I had to tell someone!

  41. I’m slowly making my way through your blog, mostly backwards (as I do with most.) I’d love to read any protected posts when I get to them.

    I can’t wait to hear about your ramp up for the CDT in 2015. I’m hoping that’s the year I’ll be able to attempt the PCT.

  42. Oh my! I just found you on another bloggers blog roll. WOW! You, darling, are a writer! Write it and they will come. I’d be honored to read every word. Thank you in advance if you share your password. LOVE your style, your heart, your spirit. Bravo!

  43. Carrot, just finished your PCT blog. Loved it! I felt like I was with you and your friends the whole way. I have section hiked portions of the PCT in California and Washington and you’ve inspired me to start planning for a through hike of my own. Looking forward to hearing about your CDT endeavor and enjoying your writing in the interim….

  44. Hi Carrot! Love your blog, want to live vicariously through you! Really someday I would love to walk the Camino so I think your writing could help me with that! I want your password! πŸ™‚

  45. Greetings! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Texas!
    Just wanted to mention keep up the good job!

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