So, a good percentage of you are wondering why I took the blog private. Well, I shall tell you.
In light of all the crap going on at work, and believe me when I say, my little facebook faux paus was small taters compared to the fuck ups of the others, it did get me thinking.
My blog, somewhat anonymous, really wasn't. I never revealed myself, my employer, and other big identifiers, but if one truly had a deep burning passion to out me, it probably wouldn't be too hard to do. Usually, I don't give a flying rats ass, but because there are people out there who would love nothing more than to make others miserable, I really couldn't take the chance. My job, while a great source of blog fodder and general amusement, is also my livelihood. My employer has already demonstrated that they are more than willing to fire anyone who paints their establishment in an unfavorable light. No matter if it's true. Not even if they are directly involved. We can't have people believing that any bad thing could happen within the hallowed halls of ACME Hospital, where each patient gets their own rainbow and unicorn, nurses are fresh and happy, there's no such thing as a bad day, and no one dies.
Many of my coworkers are aware of my blog. They enjoy reading it. However, some were getting sloppy and reading it at work. I know this because I would hop on a work computer to chart, and my URL would magically appear. My site counter would also show visitors from ACME Hospital. While I don't care about who reads my blog, I do care about what their intent is. It would be naive of me to believe that everyone reads it for entertainment value.
So, I have made my blog private. Down the road, when the blog is forgotten by those who are out of "the loop", or if I get a different job, or if I move away, or if I suddenly become a millionaire and become a professional vacation-taker, the blog will become public again. Right now, I just feel better about this. Creating my own little sanctum, where I can truly write what I want...which is why I started this blog in the first place. In the end, it's all about me.
Welcome to my inner sanctum.