When I started writing my blog a few years back it was somewhere I could come and write and splurge about how I was feeling about what was going on around me – at the time when I started writing I was a student and was dealing with all sorts of issues. Now I’m out in the world of work and I kind of have to be careful about what I write – if I talk about my job I have to remember how easy it is for my manager to go to Google and find my blog. I guess I’m feeling like my blog has lost it’s way again – I write lots about music and my goals and stuff like that but should it be more contained and going down a particular route rather than just being somewhere to spew. Am I constrained by my job etc as to what I can and can’t write about?
Another thing that is being raised more and more is that – whatever we put out there on the internet can be read by anyone and I mean ANYONE. You know that dream job you want well you’re new employer might be reading, that rant about your ex-employer might have seemed like a good idea at the time but then on your first day of your new job your new employer might be reading it. It has been discussed in Christian circles that if our actions have to show Christ to those around us that means that our statuses on social networks should be that too – ranting about how mean your girl/boyfriend was to you isn’t showing Christ to those around you – but encouraging them by praising something that they did do that made you feel loved that’s better right? (Yes I know there is still a line to make sure you don’t cross lol) In the past I’ve posted “is feeling really loved because Chris did this thing” and often you’ll find that people like your status because it’s encouraging to another person it’s saying thank you or praising them for something good rather than putting them down.
I was then also thinking about the platform – does that affect it? I think my first blog was on Xanga or LiveJournal then I flicked between Blogger and WordPress – and then somehow settled here – I was talking to Chris about moving my blog the other day and he explained how he uses my blog as an example to show his clients what he can do with theirs – and things like that. I don’t mind that but then am I constrained to design to show of Chris’s talents.
So this is kinda rambled and I’m not actually all that sure how much sense it will make but we’ll see what happens.