The Power of the Blogosphere

Tuesday, 7 October 2008, 21:27 | Category : working
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So, as you may have noticed, I moved my blog away from using my real name as my domain name, instead posting it at the semi-neutral, semi-anonymous url of “Trashflower.com” I’m not doing this out of fear, because I know better than to post anything online that I’m not wiling to stand behind and live with, not only for the next 20 minutes, but for the next 20 years.

I’ve had my fair share of humiliation and suffering from putting things in writing that I didn’t mean for public reading. And, of course, those things were read.

So, from a novice, here are a few things that I wouldn’t post on open blogs, for what little it’s worth:

  • Don’t complain about your job on a regular basis unless you’re ready to look for a new one. You would be incredibly surprised at what your boss is reading (hi boss!)
  • Related, don’t give away company secrets on a blog. Especially with the economy the way it is, all of our companies need to be somewhat guarded on when it comes to future planning.
  • Don’t give the gory details of your personal life. Sure, your blog is your space to share your stories. Be funny, be cynical. But be wary of posting all the photos from your weekend drinking binge.

Alright, I’m off my soapbox. I’m off to read more blogs.

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