just a short post to share with you my learnings about privacy and blogging. You know, I am always very honest and not hiding much from you. I posted some posts that I called Social Striptease where I uploaded videos in which I sing a bit and it is like a public rehearsal, so neither good recording quality nor perfection in my singing. But I wanted to share it with you anyway. I also posted the story about my psychic illness, my psychosis, a story called The Singer And The Virus. I just think that there is to much silence about psychic illnesses!
However, back to what I learned about privacy: Since I get myself used to a very low level of privacy, I had to learn it the hard way that there are persons which don’t like it and feel even kind of exposed if mentioned in my posts. I had a very great conversation with my brother and a short chat with my cousin about their feelings about my post about the funeral of my grandfather. They think he would not have liked to be presented online and my brother even told me that he thought this post would kind of destroy the feeling of family of the funeral. I never wanted to do anything like this…
So what did I learn from it?
- I will not post any pictures of people I know anymore, except for people who explicitly allowed me to do so.
- I will not write any names of people I know in my posts anymore, except for people who explicitly allowed me to do so.
- I will think about if I really want to share a story or a thought on a post (I guess I will say “yes of course I wanna share!” most of the time but anyway, at least I will have had a thought about it then).
That’s it already, I hope you enjoyed reading and understood my points. I now want you to share your experiences with your own privacy and respecting other people’s privacy on the web and especially on your blog. Would you share them by commenting on this post, please?
Looking forward to reading your comments.
May peace surround you and be happiness your friend,