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March 13, 2005

tribune tribulations

Dunner referred a hometown reporter to me last week who wanted to write about bloggers, and I got quoted in the local paper today:

Jim Barrett, a Holmen native who now lives, works and writes his Jimbo.info blog in Washington, D.C., says bloggers have to "remember a blog is public, and you never know who is reading it, so watch what you say about work, family, friends and partners. Do as I say but not as I do."

Blogging, he said, is "a great way to exercise your writing skills, and you'll find you can make everyday things sound interesting if you spin it the right way. Be focused about what you want to write about whether it is topical, political or just a personal journal."

I sound like a Mr. Smarty Pants...should I just become the Miss Manners of the tech world & blogosphere?

The article didn't get the link quite right, leading the readers to my splash page which doesn't link to the actual blog. However, you can find the blog with a simple Google search, but I'll have to say that I share Dunner's reluctance to share the blog with everyone back home. Not that that stopped me from sharing my views in the paper's opinion section when I was there for the holidays. That article led a lot of old high school friends to find the blog and send kind e-mails to me about the piece. Mom reads this blog, and maybe my 2 brothers from time to time, but out of context it can read pretty racy at times if you don't really know me. I'll often say that this blog is merely a slice of my own interpretation of myself, with entries usually written before Noon during the week on a very high coffee buzz. That state of mind while writing often gives the entries a skewed interpretation of me, which leads me to worry a little about how I'm viewed. But then again if I cared that much I wouldn't have a public blog.

Posted by jimbo at March 13, 2005 10:10 PM


So why exactly don't you link to the blog from the splash page? Just curious :-)

Posted by: Scoobs at March 14, 2005 10:06 AM

I think it's because I didn't want any snooping going on with potential employers from the time when I was job searching. My online portfolio/resume and all that is on another directory with jimbo.info as the root, and any casual search could have potentially led a possible employer to my blog, which I didn't want.

Then I was just too lazy to link it back.
>; )

Posted by: jimbo at March 14, 2005 10:18 AM

Wow....you're becoming famous.

Posted by: mark at March 14, 2005 11:30 AM

My LJ is more rants and updates on my life to my friends and family who live all across this mudrock of a planet. I personally dont care who reads it, just as long as they understand that it is not a proper read out of who I am.
And of course that not everything should be taken 100% seriously in these blogs. Some people forget that this is suppose to be fun.


Posted by: Dax at March 15, 2005 11:23 AM