Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sharing the 'personal you' on your blog

Those of you who know me and have been following this blog know that I have spent some time angsting about how personal I make this blog. Here is a blog entry by Jeff Jarvis on this very subject: How personal should a blog be?


Sue Waters said...

Kathryn Greenhill in the Blog Fodder podcast covers some really good points about the different types of blogging. She talks about making a decision as to whether your blog is a professional, semi-professional or personal blog. Then goes onto discuss making decisions as to what you do and don't blog plus reasons for that choice. A really good example was her explanation why she doesn't blog about work colleagues. She explained that she received a really good email from a colleague , asked if she could blog it and then decided not to -- not because the person didn't want her to but she didn't want staff she worked with thinking that details they discuss with her may eventually be blogged.

Sarah Stewart said...

I think you've made a good point and it has got me thinking about writing about things that happen with my students. Even if I do not mention names, they can still be identified on me thinking!