Eyestrain

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I've been staring rather intently at my screen for the past few hours which I'm sure is doing terrible things to my eyesight. Was quite an emotional night, all told.

Ironically the thing that started it all was a question of whether to censor what goes into blogs. I've found myself in recent weeks having issues with posting days' events, simply because I now have real-life readers who care about what (or rather who) I am writing about. Complicated by the fact that some of these people don't get along with each other.

I'm almost 32, and have only recently learnt the value of keeping my mouth shut sometimes. It didn't help that for most of my life I was always the last one to find anything out, and so recently when I *haven't* been the last to know, I've assumed that I have been and gone blabbing, only to find out that I've upset people or spoken when I shouldn't - there's been a couple of cases at work in recent months. But I digress. While this blog was only about me I had no real issues saying whatever I wanted. But when friends are involved that read a blog, sometimes it is more appropriate to keep things private.

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Ben said:

Yeah, it can a tricky situation sometimes, but normally with a little bit of thought you can think of a satisfactory solution.

:)

July 26, 2005 7:52 AM

   

Yvonne said:

Do what you think is best. If is not is a blog it can't be missed by those that don't know, and can't upset people that do know.

July 26, 2005 3:26 PM

   

Kevin said:

Sometimes, I've found that letting a person know ahead of time that you would like to write about them lessens the blow. Start small. However, if it's someone that you know will be embarrassed, either don't do it or change the names to protect the innocent (or not-so-innocent).

When I was at a reading/signing by David Sedaris, he said that he always shows his short stories to the affected parties before publishing them. They usually don't mind being written about because of the fact that they get to see it first.

July 28, 2005 1:39 AM

   

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