Sunday, June 29, 2003
There was an interesting story in Friday's Herald-Leader about blogging and the perils of writing about your friends, job, co-workers, etc., online. It's entitled "Bloggers Beware", and you can read it here. I've often wondered about this concept, and sometimes feel a little stifled in what I want to write, because I never know whether someone involved in the story or someone who ought not know about a certain incident will stumble upon my blog and end up getting hurt. I know I don't usually write hurtful stuff in here, but there's always the chance when you write about interactions with other people that you will reveal something about that person (or about yourself, for that matter) that should have been kept to oneself. There are things about my past, for example, that I would like to publish here for the edification of other Christians or seekers ("testimonies", if you will) that my family doesn't know about and that would hurt them unnecessarily if they knew. I haven't figured out quite yet how to resolve that, but have been seriously considering a second, anonymous blog. I haven't figured out quite how to keep it anonymous, though. Any thoughts?