The Perils of Personal Blogging

:: Today’s NYTimes has a fascinating article by Warren St John, Dating a Blogger, Read All About It. The article details how what is written and published in a personal blog may return to haunt the writer: hurt feelings, relationships permanently harmed, employers ticked off, and the like. A wakeup call for some of us? St John also writes about the state of NYC blogs, including Gawker, a NYC web site that describes itself as “a live review of city news and Manhattan culture.” NYC Bloggers, a site I’ve listed on my page since last year, lists >2,100 blogs in NYC, grouped together by distance from subway stations. (Note: NYTimes member ID and PW: podbay)

3 Responses to “The Perils of Personal Blogging”

  1. kelly Says:

    That is a good article, Randy.

    It’s something I’ve had to encounter quite a bit in my life and I find myself being exceedingly choosy over what I say or don’t say (!) on the blog.

    Almost anyone I’ve been involved with romantically visits my blog. One ex said to me that after we broke up, atleast he’d still have my blog as a window into my life.

    I don’t know how I feel about that. I think overall my blog has been a bigger source of trouble than anything else in the romance department.

    Any leeway on why you can’t see the photos?

  2. randy Says:

    Interesting observations, Kelly. I can only relate to a degree, having been single for much too long. Regardless, I’m more cautious about what I post as well, and think an entry through before uploading it.

    I determined that I couldn’t see your pix because I was blocking the site with Norton. Norton tells me when someone is trying to get to a TCP port, and one time when I tried to look at your photos, the window popped up, so I decided to block it, not realizing it was trying to show me the pictures! It’s fixed now. (Aside: I’ve already blocked my own web site from myself at least one time!)

    What are you doing for the summer? I’m back in NYC on June 8.

  3. kelly Says:

    Going to London and houseboating for a week spanning Canada Day

    It will be nice.

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