I fear I may have made a bit of a faux pas.
You see, the other day, I emailed someone who is quite central to some very important decisions for me (a similar thing happened last time I was on mat leave) but I left the link to my blog on the replying email.
Then I had someone go through my entire blog. Cue Paranoia.
Paranoia:It was her, she read through your blog. It’s why she hasn’t replied.
Rational: she’s busy. That’s why she hasn’t replied. And her being busy is a good thing.
Paranoia: She’s decided she wouldn’t want someone with your temperament sullying the good name of the occupation.
Rational: Ok, so you had some shit days. We all have shit days. So what? You just aren’t afraid to talk about them.
Paranoia: She’s sorting out a visit from social.
Rational: Even your health visitor isn’t doing that! She’s most likely talking to some people in the area so she can give you more info.
Paranoia: You’ve totally screwed up your chances.
Rational: The blog is about personal stuff. Not business. Business would require a new email which is unrelated.
So, should I censor what I write about? No. This is my space which gives me my freedom to write about my opinions. No one should be able to take that away.
Should I go careful before sending emails with the blog address in the signature? For sure.