On an almost daily basis I talk to people about the importance of openness and honesty in social media. Don’t blog unless you’re prepared to be open, I’ll say. Honesty is key when you’re operating in this space.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently as I’m currently going through some incredibly major events in my personal life, and I keep asking myself whether I should be blogging about it.
The reasons I’m not sure whether or not to blog about this stuff is that it has nothing to do with my work (the web) or my main passion (music). I’m also not sure whether I want to broadcast this stuff to the world, or whether anyone will even care. Would blogging about this stuff simply feed the voyeurism that is so much a part of all our lives these days, or would I in fact just be indulging in a huge bout of ego massaging; making the assumption that what happens to me when I leave the office actually matters?
I’d be really interested if anyone has any thoughts on this (that’s what the comments are for I guess); I can’t say that any comments will make my mind up one way or the other, but I’d certainly be interested in them. Perhaps you’ve even gone through a similar thought process yourself.
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