Brought to my attention by Sass who was propelled into action by the misqouted by Don Mills Diva.
in this Times online article, which I had missed. It asks whether the global activity that is blogging is misguided and that we overlook the dangers to ourselves and our families' potential mental health and well being with the venting of one's spleen or not.
I have no qualms about the subjects I post about, nor do I have concerns about my family reading them. I am measured about what I post. If you blog anonymously and keep the blog a secret from family, work colleagues and friends, you obviously are at risk of 'being found out' but hey it's free world last time I looked. Or perhaps I didn't look properly!
One doesn't have to blog 'publicly', an invitation or indeed a private blog is one option and there are many more options and differing levels of privacy.
I print my posts off and keep them in a folder, a personal record, not unlike a diary or journal. An heirloom of the 21st century. It was also mentioned that bloggers are diluting the kudos and the professionalism of journalists. I doubt that, but I would leave that to those 'qualified' to ponder. Now who would that be exactly?
.... here is a token to add to your blog should you wish to, oh and please drop Don Mills a line so she knows you are on board!