Wednesday, June 12, 2002
The effect of putting the text someplace public, even if there is little chance of it actually being read, has altered the content. I am the writer and also the editor and censor. There are probably at least two reactions to making a public journal: an exhibitionist - freely writing down everything, conservative - carefully wording the tricky situations. Obviously there are grey areas between. And the content and intent of the blog will also influence how often the occasion arises for the censors to make suggestions.
The end result - I need to decide if I am willing to have someone from work or a friend read this and find some content about them that may not be the most positive, or in fact quite negative. I also need to decide the tone and intent of this blog - perhaps I need a private one for personal rants and this public one for discussing the life of a game programmer, the life of living in OB, the life of the Lead Cat at Mount Abbey...