Friday, November 14, 2008

DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'll be changing my blog name again. I haven't come up with one that is available yet, but I'll send out emails when I do, or comment on blogs so you can look it up again. Here's my reasoning:
I recently found a blog that interested me. I wonderful lady, mother, and wife. I had gone back to read over her past posts, and just sort of all of the sudden realized that, with just the information I got there, I knew more about her than I want a stranger knowing about me. Granted, most of the bloggers out there are just moms like me, but just what if...
There are pictures of our children, we may offhandly mention our city of residence, our last name, etc. It sort of freaked me out, so I did a little checking. My own PI work. The only information I had (or used) was a first and last name of her husband and the city in which they live. All I had to do was go to whitepages.com and plug in that information and "There they were." All of the sudden I had an address. Now, if I was a scary person, I could have found anything probably. The kid's school-that was the scariest thought. So, anyway, I'm not trying to sound creapy, I promise I'm harmless, but it made me think twice about what is on my public blog. I like that it's public because I think it's awesome to meet new people from other places and share some of their experiences. But, the last name and city-they're outta here!

2 comments:

Thompson Family said...

I have been worried about the same things. I'm contemplating going private, but like you said, it's kind of nice having an open blog. It's scary sometimes to think about the psycho's out there. I need to make sure that I'm not putting information out there on the web that people can use to hurt my children. It's something to thing about, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

pianogal said...

Hi! It's the R.S. secretary! :)
Just stopped by for a visit - enjoyed a good read! I know what you mean about the open vs. closed blog question. I've taken to using code names and pictures that exclude faces on mine. I figure pretty much everyone who reads my blog knows who I'm talking about. Feel free to stop by and see what I mean!

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