How Important Is Privacy With Your Blog?
Privacy And Blogging…..What You Need To Know!
Let’s face it……The Internet can be a dangerous place.
With so many easy avenues for just about anyone to publicly flaunt or display their personal voices like blogs, it’s also easy for people to be callous about what information is posted.
As entrepreneurs, this can be a problem.
People say to make your blog personal, share information, build relationship with your readers but what kind of relationship?
- Where do you draw the line?
- On one hand, you want to be approachable and open to your customers.
- On the other hand, you value your privacy.
- Ah, the dilemma.
- There is no right or wrong answer but there are a lot of things you can to protect your privacy.
While much of it is common sense, sometimes they are easy to overlook during our every day course of business.
So let’s review what you can do.
Who’s Blog Is This?
- For many entrepreneurs, our business is our life.
- We are so passionate and immersed in our business that we sometimes forget the business is or should be a separate entity.
- This is not saying you should be cold and talk business all the time; you should more or less bring some personality into the blog.
- The point here is, if you take time to step outside of “The business is me” mind set, you’re more likely not to let slip personal details.
Business Information Only
- Set limits for yourself what information to share besides the obvious like mailing address and telephone numbers which should be different from your personal one.
- Consider things like:
- What pictures are you willing to put up?
- Putting out your own picture can help build your credibility
- When going on vacation should you post it on your blog?
- Telling people your offices will be closed should suffice
- Write just enough to give people a brief background to set your story.
- Everything else is overkill.
Review, Review, Review
- Because blogging is so easy to do, sometimes we tend to hit the post button too quickly.
- Have you ever been guilty of that?
- Try to adopt a review-before-publish rule.
- Review each post to make sure you’re not giving away too much information or information that used collectively with other details you’ve already put forth, could be used against you or jeopardizes your privacy.
- It would be a good idea to keep a short review checklist you can pull up each time you make a blog post.
- The best way I know to deal with what information you should put out is to check yourself each time you post.
After a while, you’ll develop a knack of what you can comfortably share and still come across as personable and frank, yet keeps your private life under wraps.
If you enjoyed these tips from Blogger, entrepreneur Lynette Chandler, and found TONS OF VALUE, please do yourself a favor and share with all you think will benefit from it…..Thank You!
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