I read a bunch of blogs. I don’t comment, I lurk. I have never personally had a blog before. This was basically because of 3 reasons:
- I didn’t really think I had anything interesting to say about my personal life
- I wasn’t sure I could say anything about my professional life (when working at Apple)
- I have a unique last name and am acutely aware that the internet is public
So why start a blog now?
For #1, I noticed I was updating my facebook status a lot. Now, I realize none of those statuses may have been interesting, but I realized I was microblogging anyway.
And for #3, I realized I don’t really care that much. When I started on Myspace (yuck) and Facebook I locked myself down where you couldn’t even search for me. I gradually started to break down those locks over time, to the point that I currently have many accounts (LinkedIn, etc) that display information to the web at large. I’ve given up on Internet anonymity. That said, I am still concerned about my privacy…which is why certain information is still hidden/controlled as best I can on Facebook, etc.