Thursday, November 30, 2006

"To Blog or Not To Blog"

Forgive the cheesy reference to Hamlet, but I could not resist. 

I have been debating back and forth with myself regarding the issue of "blogging." I read this one article a couple of years ago when blogging was a new phenomenon, and I have not been able to shake it from my memory. I can not tell you where the article was published nor can I give the exact details, but I can tell you what it was about. This young girl just out of college was working at a fashion magazine (this is not Devil Wears Prada) and she got promoted within the company. It was a very prestigious promotion, and she had written a blog about her bosses and the promotion. If I recall correctly, she really did not post anything slanderous about her job, but she talked about the new position about how excited she was and what exactly she was leaving behind. Well, the boss found out about it, and she basically got into SERIOUS trouble. She was stripped of her new position, fired, and basically career fell over before it began. All for talking about her job in a blog. That is unnerving.

On the upside, I believe that people relate to other people's experiences and thought processes. It is very interesting to read people's blogs on any particular subject. It can be very informative, and thought provoking. I suppose with everything else, there is a significant amount of junk, but sometimes you decipher junk based on what one knows is good. Meaning, "junk" is defined by what is interesting.

I have been having so much fun playing with this web blog my creative energies are going to be all tapped out for the final project!~