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Blogging without privacy

A blog is a diary.

It is personal.

Even if it is online.

If my ex-husband’s wife’s paper diary was laying out on a table and I could read it without anyone finding out, I would not read it. I have not searched for her blog (online personal diary) even though I know she has one.

Privacy is sacred.

Furthermore, I would not go to her flickr account. If I did I would not favorite a photo with a name from her past to prank her.

I am an adult.

I respect the right to privacy.

I have better things to do like taking care of my family than to go around playing childish pranks and spying on others.

What bothers me isn’t that these certain people are reading my blog it is WHY they are reading it.

I am sure it is not out of curiousity (I can understand that) but rather so that they can hurt me or belittle me further.

I think that is sad and tells you what kind of people they are.

I decided recently to let go of all of that. I have moved on.

I wish they would as well.

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  • Julie May 18, 2008, 9:48 pm

    Sometimes I feel the exact same way. I’m just about afraid to blog at all.

  • Pumpkin May 19, 2008, 12:09 pm

    Julie,
    I decided a long time ago that I would only blog about a topic if it was something that I would say to that person’s face.

    I don’t understand how people that ‘know’ they shouldn’t be reading another person’s blog (like an ex or their spouse) can continue to do so.

    I know that a blog is online and public but I believe that there are invisible lines that should not be crossed and as adults these people should respect privacy.

    I have thought about stopping my blog but then they would win. Like my mother told me…I must be a good blogger because they keep coming back. ;)

    Keep blogging about things that you are comfortable sharing with everyone even your parents or your enemies. If you aren’t then blog about that topic on a private blog because ‘secret’ blogs can be found. Easily.

  • Ena May 19, 2008, 8:26 pm

    I got the point of the post, but I must disagree on that. I think blogging is different than keeping a diary. It’s more like a publishing a book and make available it for everyone to read (Unless the post saved as private, then visitors won’t see it anyway). After all, we blog to be read. What you mention is more like a side-effect, an annoying one.

  • expatraveler May 20, 2008, 4:26 am

    I guess they have problems and you don’t have to worry about bowing down to their low levels, just like the lady in your apartment building… Haha I guess they’re a bit jealous of your life. ;-)

  • Pumpkin May 21, 2008, 10:04 am

    Ena, I see where you are coming from but I would be embarrased to read my ex husband or his wifes blog even if it was a blog about gardening. I would feel like I was standing in front of their house spying through the windows. But, that is me.

    Expatraveler,
    :)

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