Rules for blogging
- if I must talk about a specific person, i have to be nuetral or positive. That person may never read this, but the web is a public place and they could. So, if i don’t have something good to say, can’t say anything at all
- do not talk about work. Nothing in my blog can refer specifically to where i work. I can’t keep the whole web from knowing, but the blog itself should not give it away
- i may, should and frequently do talk about a person who is irritating, dissapointing or otherwise pissing me off. This must be done obliquely.
And that’s where the fun comes in. Crafting something, an abstraction or a specific story to get a handle on something that’s looming to me. Or not even looming, just niggling somewhere in the corner of my mind.
Writing it through can help me sort it out. But because of the above rules, the blogpost tends to be the tip of the iceberg.
Guy at church (first rule: specific person can only be mentioned positively) has figured this out about the blogposts. He asks me about them, and apparently enjoys (or at least patiently tolerates) hearing me go on about the rest of what’s under the surface of the blogberg…
THe title of this entry says “breaking my rules” because I was going to talk about someone. But I think that I will refrain after all. I’m sure I can find a better way to think about that someone and discuss it according to my rules