Whew, what a couple of weeks it's been! And the rest of the month won't be any better. Next week, my inlaws arrive. On Easter, we start our week-long cruise through the islands. So much to do and so little time to get it done!
I've barely been able to keep up with my blog reading this week, and it's driving me crazy. So if I usually visit you and haven't been there commenting, it's not on purpose. I've just been busy. I'm not dissing you! I swear I'm coming back, just as soon as life settles down to normal again. 🙂
One very interesting blog entry I read today is over at Running With Quills. Agent Steve Axelrod posts on Why (Smart) Agents Don't Blog.
If your boss (or your client) is paying you to do something else—representing stars, representing writers or working in any other profession—they expect (demand, actually) that you put the interests of your firm or clients first. That means that, in addition to performing your professional activities, you exercise discretion about what you do and who you do it for.
And blogging, whether you do it anonymously or not, whether your intention is to provoke or merely inform, shows you’re not always putting your firm or your clients’ interests first.
Oh dear. Bound to be some discussion on that one. I have seen some of the most amazing things being said from time to time, though it's usually authors who say it and not agents (in my experience, that is). I sometimes sit there with my mouth hanging open and think, “Did she just say that?”
But that's what makes blogging fun!
Oh, I have some news, btw, but I'm not sharing it yet because it's late and I'm tired and I want to do it justice. 🙂 Aloha.
Good to see you … I was wondering if you were sick. I am relieved. 😉 Have fun.
I can sure understand about falling behind. I’m tied up in 2 big projects right now and I’m not having much brain power left over to blog. I’m glad you checked in, though!
No fair teasing! Now you’ve got me very curious. 🙂
Blogging by professionals is shaky territory. There have been cases of people being fired over it, and being anonymous isn’t much protection. It’s bad enough worrying about family reading it ….
Have a great time on your cruise, and take lots of pictures for us!
Some folks say that it is bad form for clergy to blog, too. But what they don’t always realize is that blogging doesn’t have to be professional. I don’t believe I have ever blogged about a parishioner, unless it was something fairly benign… Like, say, hiking with Mike and Lynn, cat sitting for Liz and Toby, and that sort of thing.
I do occasionally blog on religious or military topics, but never anything personal from the lives of those here in the church.
Although maybe I’d increase my readership if I did blog all the sordid details a little more often. I could start with Mike and Lynn… 😉
Thankfully not sick, Cyn. 🙂
Terry, I know what you mean about family. That’s why I haven’t told my parents I’m blogging. 🙂 I’d feel like I had to be careful what I said then. Isn’t that silly, especially when I’m 30-something?
Mark, do your worst! If I’ve done anything sordid, I’d sure like to know. 🙂 I see nothing wrong with you blogging. If you discussed your job, i.e. “I had to counsel a drunken wife beater today,” that would be inappropriate. Your blog is so tame. In fact, I inject myself with caffeine before reading it. Kidding! 😉
There is obviously a lot to know about this. There are some good points here.
I’m Out! 🙂