7 August 2006

Forum question

A special hello to all those "real time" friend of mine who are linked down the side of these esteemed pages. Question - do you mind if I give out this site address to real people? People you might even meet one day? Like, what if its a journo I met who is interested in blogs in the "traditional media" like I did on the weekend after few wines? Is that ok? Do you mainly put your words out into cyber space as an anonymous experience to be found by strangers searching for random things like "1.5 litre engine" or "redgum lyrics" for example? Do you see it just a private forum between mates, who have all actually met and shared beers at some point? Would you rather I protect your privacy, and not hand out the url willy nilly? Or are you happy that what you post on-line you would pretty much talk about down the pub?

In reality I'm only maxing out at about 4-7 indivuals a day on the old statcounter (I think the same 7, honestly). I kind of gave up on the old blog being a bit mysterious and aloof - as everyone is connected to everyone these days and, you know, now my Dad has the address. I don't think he drops in too often though. Of course now I also have a dedicated librarian readership (who are all hot stuff on the net, and masters of the IT milleu). Tell me your thoughts sister and brothers. Comments open .... NOW!

5 comments:

Betty SUe said...

I have also given up on the anonimity thing (and also on speling werds korektly) so go ahead and make me famous baby :)

J said...

I pretend that no-one reads mine, it helps me be courageous and honest, but if they actually do, that's cool too. Share round the address baby.

Bizarro said...

Bad news baby, your blog has been selected by the Pakistan vice and virtue commission as being unsuitable for public consumption and only Allah knows how many millions of hits you're missing out on. Fortunately I have found a way to circumvent their childproof security (I asked a child how to do it) and I can now get my daily dose of digital anachronisms.

Sadly, I don't think I will have time to spread the word through the underground so your subversive content can inspire the youth of Pakistan to rise up against their oppressors.

Must dash before they trace this comment.

meririsa said...

Can't say it bothers me much. Not sure there's much on my blog that others would find quotable or usable. Wider readership becomes more desirable the longer you do this blogging thing...

mermaidgrrrl said...

I have only given the address of mine to one person at work, since for me work is stressful and I do blog about it. The only people I worry about reading my blog is colleagues and my family, which hasn't happened yet to my knowledge. Everyone else is free game! I'm actually going to meet up for drinks wth a few gals up here who read my blog and are also trying to get pregnant, which will be my first thing of meeting people who somehow know everything about me but don't actually know me. Weird huh?