One of the things I considered before starting a blog was whether I really had anything to say. I wasn’t sure but I kind of wanted the experience of trying one on for size, so I went ahead with it. But lately all the things I’ve wanted to say are not postable, for a few reasons:
- Some are about work. Blogging about work, whether good or bad, whether fact or opinion, is career suicide. You either wind up complaining about something you shouldn’t publicly air, or you wind up being excited about something that you should not be giving away yet. The only winning move is not to play.
- Some of the very personal aspects of my life are likely not important to anybody else, but they might be interesting; maybe even controversial or salacious. But by their very nature, it doesn’t make sense to talk about them out in the open, no matter how strong my opinions are or what eloquent things I would have to say about them.
- Some are secret projects that I am working on. Kat just came up with another one and it, too, is not for public consumption simply due to its nature. Someone could steal the idea; the entire project could be compromised if too much information got out. However, it would be nice to express some emotions about those projects, but…just can’t, or the projects themselves would get damaged.
So, there you have it. So much for radical transparency. Instead, you get drivel about crutches and guitars.