“People behave badly because there is no record of what we say or do”
This came out of an episode of House – about a personal blogger who blogged everything in her day to day life from an argument with her SO, to who her doctors were, and what they said. She seemed to be a tad obsessive about her blogging it, and it also irritated her Significant Other, and he had some statements that were gems of his own about people on the other side of the world knowing about things that should have been kept between them.
I was told once upon a time, one of the things someone least liked about me was my public blog. I guess I’m proving their point by that I am relaying what they said. Chances they still care enough to read this is slim to none though.
I guess maybe it came from a concern about airing dirty laundry, that I might tell a story about them in an un-favourable light, and people would judge them. A blog can be very one sided and I could tell you just enough to be sympathetic to me – with no means of defending themselves.
I don’t have a permi sign etched on my forehead – interact with me and I might write about it. Maybe I should.
It’s hard to write about yourself without putting into the equation you, or them, or you over there. By interacting with people I find things I want to blog about, but the context is always me. I try to be honest, state things that can be verified if quoted as fact, and take ownership of opinions and admit when I have been wrong.
You can forget however that being written about can make people uncomfortable. Even if they aren’t named – if you can see yourself in the writing – then you wonder can anyone else, and I apologize, if a line or a comment can be read in such away on it’s own that is offensive to you, but it’s not the entire context, and I will defend the context.
I had to defend my blog the other day for the first time. I wanted to try this honesty from the start thing just to see how it turned out. I never made a big deal out of it, if they were interested they would read it, it, blogs aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, I’m not everyone’s cup of tea.
I have tried to be careful not to offend anyone and I’ve tried to be honest and primarily I have tried to make it about what happens to me. What I learn from the experience, what I hope for the future. What I think. People would prefer nothing is recorded, or screenshotted. Then there is no record of what we say or do.
This is my own record of what I say and do. As much a Wow players Journal as it is a blog. A way to hold myself accountable and for that I won’t apologise for.