One moment, you’re mad/sad/angry/annoyed so BOOM! you post something on your blog.
Months later, when you have gotten over the issue, it’s still there, and you’ve forgotten you posted it, so it’s pretty much invisible to your own eyes. But not everyone else’s.
People read it. And read it. And read it.
And share it. And comment on it.
And then, it gets blown up bigger than it needed to be.
And then, your fingers get tangled and occupied with your computer and you can’t separate fact from fiction, fighting from fun, and you become confused.
Then, just then your realize that, Hey! This really isn’t an issue is it?!
And you leave it. It’s there forever.
Years later, during job references and background checks, they check your blog/facebook/twitter etc., and find out a lot about you, and maybe some of the stuff they find out is stuff you really don’t want them to behold.
And now, there are laws that say that you have to give employers your facebook login account/info.
And later, they’ll probably want more. (Like your spending records, DNA testing results, etc.)
“SO?! How does this affect me and my harmless (or harmful) posting of things on my blog? It’s not like anyone cares right now.” That’s probably a thought that is going through your mind this very moment.
Well, re-read the last few points I just made and try to think that through in your little noggin.
THE POINTS I am trying to get across are:
1) Don’t be stupid.
2) Don’t post things on your blog/facebook you wouldn’t want your parents/future employers to see.
3) Remember that what you post goes viral in the blink of an eye.
And that marks the end of my rant.