Tomorrow (January 19) on NPR’s Day to Day magazine show:
“The Perils of Personal Blogging,” The tease has a quote from someone who got fired from his job because of his blog. Check your local listings. We all get National Public Radio, don’t we?
I wish I could get fired. Then I could write more. Did I say that out loud?
I heard the segment this morning (hey, it’s Wednesday in L.A.!), and I guess I will have to refrain from talking very much here about my crummy job. It seems a number of folks have lost their jobs, crummy or not, because of their blogs. We are not anonymous, people. It’s an illusion. I know two or three ways my real identity could be tracked down by anyone really serious about it (that’s why I don’t understand why I have not yet heard from Gwyneth Paltrow
). I have not tried very hard to hide — just enough so the casual reader won’t bother to figure anything out.Anyway, if you’re in Los Angeles the entire show will be repeated at noon today (Wednesday, 19Jan2005) on public radio station KCRW, 89.9 FM. The segment happens about 28 minutes into the show, and lasts less than five minutes. Or you can go to Day to Day’s web site
, and hear the audio after 3 PM EST.And if you think you are hiding yourself real good in your blog, you might want to take a look at The Hot Librarian’s post from yesterday
. She got found out, apparently through total coincidence, and she is distraught.
We are not doing anything wrong. We are having fun, making connections, learning about ourselves and blowing off steam. It’s therapy in a lot of cases. Why should we be fired?