“Remember, Your Blog Is Public”

That’s what my professor told us today. This scared me a bit because of how open and honest I am with all of you. So now here is my question: How open and honest is too open and honest?

“$100,000 for 45 seconds,” my professor explained in connection with education and how long employers will spend looking at your resume.

This statement lead into technology which then lead into watching what we post online. I agree with this. We should be cautious about what we put online because our future employers can and probably will find it.

For those of you who do follow my blog and read it, then you all know the nature of my content on this blog. I started this blog when I felt I didn’t have a voice, or rather, had just found my voice and was afraid to share it with others. I created this blog to post my thoughts, my feelings, and my point of view.

Throughout my posts, you’ve probably leaned more about me than people I see on a regular basis. With that said, I look at all of you (my readers) as my peers who accept me. Maybe that’s where I go wrong. However, I feel comfortable on WordPress and love that I have this platform of expression. Is that something I should be cautious of regarding future employment?

I’m curious to know what you all think. Personally, I don’t post much on my Facebook and I rarely (if ever) use twitter other than an outlet for this blog. WordPress is my preferred form of social media. I post more on here than any other platform.

I’m curious to know what you all think about this. Do you think I should be more cautious of the information I reveal in my blog? Would it be better to have a blog that doesn’t reveal who I am (name wise) and create a blog obscuring my identity?

Please tell me your opinions on this topic because I find that I a have a hard time deciding my own answer. On one hand, I wouldn’t want something I said in a post make me “unable to hire”. On the other, I don’t want to lose this place I’ve created for myself – that all of you helped me build – over fear. What do you think?