Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What to Write About

Yesterday I mentioned that it can be hard to come up with topics to write about when trying to blog daily.  I received a comment in response to the post that I felt the need to respond to.  I was asked about writing about my job.  Well, one thing I learned pretty soon after entering the blogging community was that talking about your job was pretty much off limits.  Just ask Heather Armstrong what happens when you discuss your job or co-workers on your personal blog.  Beyond the basics of saying that I have a job or that work has been busy, I think it is best to leave that topic off the table.  People I work with read this blog.  The last thing I need is to say anything that could be taken wrong and put my job at risk because of it.  There are other topics that I know to leave off the table as well.  Some things are just to personal to write about publicly while others stand a risk of offending people so I just won't discuss them.  I have set some boundaries for myself and I try to stick to them.  One time I pushed the boundaries and I almost got in trouble for it.  I won't do that again.


Anonymous said...

Makes sense. Was just trying to help.

MavsMom said...

No worries. Thanks though because you did give me a topic to write about. :)