Today’s paper has a story about teen blogging in it. The focus is mostly how much information one puts out there. I agree it can be dangerous to publish all your thoughts and feelings and vulnerabilities AND you address and phone and what time your parents are leaving for Jamaica. Probably more prevalent and dangerous is the feelings one can hurt when using your blog for diabolical purposes. Every girl out there knows what it feels like to be left out, but imagine on top of that you happen upon a website that betrays you in a way that breaks your heart. And what can be done? Really, nothing, can’t run to ‘blogger’ and say “That’s not fair! She's just being mean!”. I think we just need to teach our sons and daughters what it means to take the high road and be respectful of others even when we don’t like them, and to do that we must lead by example.
So dear internets "Henceforth, I promise to never intentionally use my blog to secretly make someone else feel bad, or hurt their feelings." aka "If I've got something to say, I'll say it to your face/on your blog."