Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Blogging--Public vs Private

Trying to think about blogging every day as a way of writing in a more disciplined way; I would like to make this one of my habits.

This blog thing is strange because it's pretty public, yet it feels awfully solitary. Also, it seems a bit dangerous to put too much identifying information on the web---you never know who might find it! What if I wanted to rant about the Bishop or my boss? I wouldn't want that to find it's way back into their computers.....

Then there's the issue of who to invite to read your thoughts? If you're actually going to tell people that you are posting things, then perhaps you ought to try to write things worth reading creating a "pressure to perform." Or what if you are posting things that people never knew about you--like my Democratic leanings (yeah, no one ever knew that one! Well...I try not to let my politics enter my work-life.)

Ok...so this is a "making it up as I go thing" without much purpose or focus....maybe in the course of writing, I will find more focus....

2 comments:

knibilnats said...

yeah, that's how my blog's been. but i think you've expressed the concerns most people doing the blog thing are feeling.

drb said...

You are a democrat? No way! LOL